Toronto: Canadian firm Research In Motion’s (RIM) new blackberry is expected to be released in US in mid-March, a report said.
RIM launched its new BlackBerrys last week after excruciating delays allowed Apple, Samsung and others to build commanding leads in the industry.
The RIM’s chief executive Thorsten Heins says he's disappointed the new BlackBerry won't be released in the United States until mid-March.
"We need to respect that. Am I a bit disappointed? Yeah, I would be lying saying no. But it is what it is and we're working with all our carrier partners to speed it up as much as we can," Heins told Associated Press in an interview.
The first device in the new crop of the much-delayed revamped BlackBerrys will be the touchscreen Z10. Black and white versions were released in the U.K. last Thursday and will be released in Canada on Tuesday.