Talk about a bold statement. RIM’s CEO Thorsten Heins was quoted saying that his company, the makers of the BlackBerry, are shooting to overtake Windows Phone 8 as the number three mobile platform, just behind Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android.
“We have a clear shot at being the number three platform on the market. We’re not just another open platform on the market, we are BlackBerry. I’m not thinking about BlackBerry being the number one smartphone, BlackBerry needs to be number one in mobile computing,” Heins was quoted saying. Now, RIM believes that BlackBerry isn’t just another smartphone, but rather an entire mobile computing platform. In fact, Heins believes that the new BlackBerry 10 brings forth unique features such as the BlackBerry Hub and a new multitasking user interface which will present a real threat to Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. BlackBerry 10 is expected to launch during the first Quarter of 2013 but something tells us this is going to be one giant mountain for RIM to climb. If you haven’t been following the new BlackBerry 10 features, we have embedded a video for you to take a look at below.