Cell C has confirmed that it plans to range BlackBerry 10 (BB10) devices from early 2013, following the global launch of the new devices on 30 January 2013.
South Africa is confirmed to be part of the global launch unveiling, with an event to be held in Johannesburg to mark the occasion.
On Monday, RIM said it had begun a “beta testing” program for BlackBerry 10 smartphones, ahead of the global launch.
According to Reuters, the Canadian company, which has seen a sharp decline in market share for the BlackBerry, said the program would enable so-called enterprise customers in business and government to size up the BB10.
Against analyst expectations, BlackBerry maker RIM posted a profit on Thursday in its latest quarterly results.
Notable features of the BB10 operating system and devices include the ability to separate personal and business information so that the user can store both without compromising security.