RIM has announced that their BB10 device is on track for a 1st qtr release.  With no real device being released this year , this is a make it or break it time for RIM.

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Thorsten Heins, President and CEO, Research In Motion, said:

I’m very pleased to confirm that we have passed a critical milestone in the development of our brand new mobile computing platform, BlackBerry 10. In the last week, BlackBerry 10 achieved Lab Entry with more than 50 carriers – a key step in our preparedness for the launch of BlackBerry 10 in the first quarter of 2013. We made this commitment during our recent results conference call and we have delivered. This process will continue in the coming months as more carriers around the world formally evaluate the devices and our brand new software.