RIM set to unveil BB10 OS in August

RIM set to unveil BB10 OS in August

Research In Motion (RIM) is expected to unveil its new BlackBerry 10 operating system in August, with the first smartphones running the system due to arrive in October.

The new operating system is expected to be the firm's push to recover its solid customer base – major businesses.

According to BlackBerry news sites, the launch will be "after July", a timescale which fits in with RIM's chief executive Thorsten Heins' recent announcement that the smartphones running BB10 will come in the latter part of this year.

It is predicted that the new operating system will combine the best parts of the OS from the BlackBerry PlayBook and the BlackBerry 7 system.

The first device is likely to be the heavily-tipped BlackBerry London device, although it would not be a surprise if the name has changed by the time the device is launched to businesses.

Some clues about the timescale for the release of the new system are expected to be unveiled at the BlackBerry Expo in Florida.