11/13/2012 03:15 pm ET Updated Jan 13, 2013

BlackBerry 10 Phones Should Hit Stores Soon After January 30 Launch

WATERLOO (Reuters) - Research In Motion is confident that its new BlackBerry 10 devices will be 100 percent ready for the January 30 launch, and available in stores "not too long after" that, Chief Operating Officer Kristian Tear said on Tuesday.

"We're working hard right now to make sure all the bits and pieces and all the details are in place for the date, when the devices will be available for consumers and enterprises," Tear told Reuters in an interview with Reuters.

Waterloo, Ontario-based RIM announced the January 30 launch date on Monday. RIM is betting that the new smartphones will help it regain its lost luster and stem market share losses to the likes of Apple Inc's and devices powered by Google's Android operating system.

(Reporting by Euan Rocha; Editing by Janet Guttsman)