Next-generation BlackBerrys 'late'
BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is saying the new phones deemed critical to the company's future will not be out until late 2012.
Mike Lazaridis, one of the company's co-CEOs, said on a conference call with analysts that the BlackBerry 10 phones will need a dual processor.
He added that the chipset will not be available until mid-2012, so the company can now expect the new phones to ship late in the year.
Analysts say RIM's future depends on the new software platform.
RIM needs to come up with a compelling BlackBerry as US users have moved on to flashier touch-screen phones such as Apple's iPhone and various competing models that run Google's Android software.