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BlackBerry 7 will continue until 'full portfolio' of BlackBerry 10 phones is available

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RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has confirmed that BlackBerry 7 devices will continue in the company's portfolio until BlackBerry 10 offers a full range of devices to cover all market segments.

Bold 9790 and Curve 9380
Bold 9790 and Curve 9380

At the company's annual shareholders' conference today, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins noted the company's strength in emerging markets with its entry-level BlackBerry 7 devices — the Curve line, for instance — which is a message he has delivered in the last two earnings calls as well. BlackBerry 10 will begin at the high end, though, with just a single full touch and QWERTY model launching around the same time in the calendar first quarter of 2013, so Heins says that the BlackBerry 7 line will continue until BlackBerry 10 has established a "full portfolio" of models. No time frame to get to a full range was given, however.