BlackBerry announces new operating system, two new phones

By WEEK Reporter
By NBC News

BlackBerry announces new operating system, two new phones

January 30, 2013 Updated Jan 30, 2013 at 2:41 PM CDT

NEW YORK, NY -- Research in Motion has renamed itself BlackBerry and has announced two new phones and an operating system designed to directly compete with Apple and Google.

BlackBerry 10 is a fully redesigned operating system that will be launching on the company's new touchscreen phones.

The new phones, the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10, were announced at a press event in New York City on Wednesday.

The company has been struggling since the Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems have taken over the smartphone market.

NBC News' report on the launch can be read HERE.

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