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BlackBerry 10 Launch Date Math

By Kevin Michaluk on 12 Nov 2012 10:57 am EST
January 30th 2013
30 / 01 / 2013
3 + 0 + 0 +1 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 3 

Subtle. Brilliant. Right? BlackBerry 10 baby!

Read the BlackBerry 10 Launch Event Press Release


Kevin Michaluk

Props to MiBlackBerry.. looking at the Twitter, I think they stumbled upon this first!


And we now know why you didn't do your usual editorial this week :)


I get it. I wonder if that was really done on purpose.

I liked 10/10 better.


Wow amazing, I hope rim picks up on that. It would be great for some launch marketing.


Gregorian, since most countries of the world recognize the calendar that way. Makes sense.


and you didn't finish yet:

10 ==> 1 + 0 = 1.
Number One.


Well done, on the OP and this. 10 = #1!


No doubt it's brilliant, but I would rather have it launched earlier then having a cool equation.


Or both! January 03, 2013 would have been perfect.


Now they have to start selling it on 03/01/2013 to keep it going.


That's too far after official launch. 02/02/2013 sounds much better, or even 02/20/2013.


Sorry, I screwed up with that. I hope it's within a week of the launch. I don't think any of us want to wait a single extra day.


nice catch... I would be very afraid if added up to 666...


How about this one: 30 + 01 + 2013 = 2044

2 + 0 + 4 + 4 = 10




Numbers are fun.


So who is interested in some viral, public BB10 marketing on 01/10 or 10/01?? :D


30/01/2013 = 3001 + 2013 = 5014 = 5+0+1+4 = 10 #BlackBerry10

Josep Maria Herrando
Neurona sistemas srl


30/01/2013 = 30+01+20+13 = 64 = 6+4 = 10 #BlackBerry10

Josep Maria Herrando
Neurona sistemas srl


30/01/2013 = 300 + 120+ 13 = 433 = 4+ 3 + 3 = 10 #BlackBerry10

Josep Maria Herrando
Neurona sistemas srl


This one is a bit lame but...

Movember is about Mens Health, and prostate cancer in particular. Crackberry are growing Mo's. So far so good.

Grading of prostate cancer uses the Gleason scoring system, invented by a clever bloke called Dr Gleason. He invented it way back in the 1960s and it remains the best prognostic indicator we have. Given how much medicine has evolved over the last 50 years, that is nothing short of astonishing. But I digress.

The growth pattern of the tumour is graded from 1 (lowest grade) to 5 (highest). Because prostate cancer is a particularly variable cancer, we identify the 2 dominant grades and add them together to give an overall Gleason score. If there is only one pattern, you double it to give you the score. So pattern 3 and pattern 4 give a Gleason score 7. A tumour showing only pattern 3 gives Gleason score 3+3=6. You still with me?

Guess what the very nastiest tumour is...

Yes - Gleason pattern 5+5, Gleason score = 10.

Told you it would be lame...


Iphone 5 + Iphone 5= BlackBerry10 Twice the phone as Apple ;)


an today is 12/11/2012 = 1+2+1+1+2+0+1+2 = 10 #BlackBerry 10, this is the real reason of RIM press today, not yesteday, not tomorrow :)

Josep Maria Herrando
Neurona sistemas srl


Getting desperate here if you're going to resort to numerology (grin) BB10 will be here when it gets here - leave it at that. Enjoy your 9900 in the meantime.


Launching Jan 30, 2012 with device availability of Feb 10, 2013.

02-10 or BB10.


Well to keep it in line with the theme, the date could be 02/11/2013. 2/10 is a Sunday.

02+1+1+2+0+1+3 = 10


Haha, Kevin used Canadian format dd/mm/yyyy not American.... Just saying.... CAN'T WAIT!!!


It doesn't change anything. Addition has a commutative property.


ehhhh... you mean the rest of the world format... only in america you put the month before the day... just saying...


Or he could have decided to use the US military format of yyyymmdd just to really confuse people.


Mind. Blown. :P So excited!


Anything that works to get my hands on BB10 is a good thing.


Gotta love The 10!!!


All I want is smooth and easy.


BlackBerry10 BAby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


This article ”bb math" deserves to be a TV commercial! Hey, you need to hype the launch just as much as the devices themselves! RIM needs sexy ad campaign equal to the devices themselves.

Emu the Foo

I like it! This is how 007 solves his clues but off screen. Aint nobody got time for that!!!


nice one!
i think you must play too much "Add Bubbles" :P ;)


LOL! BB10 encryption!! Nice!

~I am BlackBerry by choice~


This isn't mathematics, it's numerology... :P


How long did this take you?


first post Kevin credits the source, miBlackBerry :)


Ha ha nice, Kevin. I love numerology! :-)


Awesome.... I'm glad someone pick up on this so quickly


so..who have already went and buy those numbers at lottery? :D


Also I think the time is 10:10. lol


And don't forget date to get apps in for developers is 01-21-2013 = 10

BlackSheep by Choice!


I would love to win this prize. A keyboard BB10 would be a good start for the new year.


I think you may be in the wrong thread...



3+1+2+1+3= 10

Happy New Year


This is awesome! This should quiet down all the disbelievers although some people are always going to find something to complaint about (especially those iSheeps with psychological issues interviewed for the newspaper article published not too long ago).

I told my wife that I do not want a Christmas present and that I would wait until 1/30/2013 for it. This is so sweet I can taste it. I am BlackBerry by choice and not ashamed of it! =0)



Hmm and my guess of Feb 14, based solely on it being in the middle of the quarter, may not be that far off......although I sure like 02/11/2013, for 10, and the win


Math wasn't much of a subject for me.
But blackberry 10 is gonna ROCK when I get my hands on it, once WINDmobile gets it, when I'm past three years, that 'tab balance I can't pay off in full ASAP, will be wiped clean and a new BB10 device will then be in my hands. :D


64th comment... 6+4 = 10 :D

BB 9780 white os 6

BB Playbook 32gb os


65th comment! 6+5 = 11, 1+1 = 2, 2x5(number of phones I've had) = 10 WOOOO

... No, not really.

I CANNOT wait for BB10... and I wonder if they've been picking these dates as a sly marketing campaign? I'd like to see more BlackBerry ads pop up on TV everywhere before the launch date... we need publicity!


Launch it January 1st 2013 and call it BlackBerry 8 (01+01+2+0+1+3) =8

Well they skipped 8 and 9 right


I'm excited. I'm getting the full touch BB10 the second it's available out here.


Launch Event on my Birthday?!
That's a great gift lol Thanks RIM! :D