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BlackBerry-maker RIM unveils prototype

Tue, 05/01/2012 - 10:58am
ROB GILLIES - Associated Press - Associated Press

Research In Motion's new chief executive has unveiled a prototype for its new operating system on which the company has pinned its future.

Thorsten Heins, who took the CEO job in January, revealed some BlackBerry 10 features at the company's BlackBerry World conference in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday. He provided no update on a launch date.

Heins says each developer will go home with the prototype. Heins stressed in a speech that was broadcast on the company's BlackBerry World website that the prototype is not the final device.

The once iconic company has had difficulty competing with flashier, consumer-oriented phones such as Apple's iPhone and models that run Google's Android software.

RIM's stock fell 33 cents, or 2.3 percent, to $13.98 in morning trading on the Nasdaq.

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