CP coverage plans for BB10 launch
(Canadian Press DataFile Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) TORONTO _ Editors:
The Canadian Press will provide extensive coverage of the unveiling of Research In Motion's new BlackBerry 10 operating system and smartphones. CP reporter David Friend will be in New York City on Jan. 30 as RIM chief executive Thorsten Heins showcases the new devices to the world.
A number of stories, videos, and interactive graphics are planned in advance of the Jan. 30 event. The full coverage schedule is outlined below.
If there are any questions please don't hesitate to contact Business Editor Greg Bonnell at 416-507-2025, or gregory.bonnell(at)thecanadianpress.com.
Questions about photo and video coverage can be directed to Director of News Photography Graeme Roy at 416-507-2167, or graeme.roy(at)thecanadianpress.com while questions about CP's liveblogging coverage can be directed to Director of Digital Andrew Lundy at 416-507-2028, or andrew.lundy(at)thecanadianpress.com.
Sunday, Jan. 27
Story _ The BlackBerry Saga. How RIM rose from humble beginnings to dominate the smartphone market and subsequently lost its marketshare in a spectacular fashion.
Quicklist _ Five things that cost the BlackBerry maker its market dominance.
Monday, Jan. 28
Story _ The Enterprise market and RIM. This was RIM's great strength, but a series of service outages and news that Samsung plans to enter the enterprise market has changed the landscape.
Interactive Graphic _ A multi-year stockchart of RIM that the user can roll over to find explanations for key events tied to the downward spiral, and recent surge, of the stock.
Video _ Setup piece for the BB10, intended to stand up until Wednesday launch.
Tuesday, Jan. 29
Story _ BB10 as the make or break product launch for the once mighty Research In Motion _ what's at stake Wednesday in NYC
Video _ From the streets of New York, CP's David Friend gauges the interest level in the new BB10 OS and devices by talking to New Yorkers. This will also include voices from Toronto.
Wednesday, Jan. 30
Main Story _ Canadian Press reporter David Friend in NYC for launch, reporting from the event.
Liveblog _ David Friend from NYC event, with observations from CP consumer tech reporter Michael Oliveira in Toronto.
Video _ Capturing the action in NYC.
QuickList _ 5 things you need to know about BB10.
Interactive Graphic _ Product comparison: How does the BB10 stack up against iPhone5 and Samsung Galaxy S3
Sidebar _ A consumer piece that asks the question: Why would you want a BB10
Sidebar _ Reaction from Parliament Hill, the home of the original "CrackBerry" crowd.
Sidebar _ Social Media reaction. With is the Twitterverse and other social media galaxies saying about BB10
Sidebar _ A story from RIM's homebase of Waterloo as the city plans special events to mark the arrival of BB10.
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