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RIM Expected To Delay BlackBerry 10 Release Until March

The Guns N' Roses album "Chinese Democracy" took a comically long time to come to fruition, and RIM's BlackBerry 10 is starting to bear some similarities.

Jefferies analyst Peter Misek says the BlackBerry 10 launch, originally expected in January, has been delayed until March, in what amounts to the latest dose of bad news for the struggling handset maker.

"Management has been silent as to the timing of the launch within [calendar year quarter one] but we believe plans for a Jan. launch have now been pushed back until March, which means BB10 will miss RIM's [February quarter]," Misek said in the research note.

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