TORONTO (AP) - Back in the day, fans of the BlackBerry were so dedicated, the device was often called the CrackBerry. But in recent years the BlackBerry has been an also-ran, behind the iPhone and Google's Android-driven devices.
Tomorrow, BlackBerry's Canadian-based parent company, Research In Motion, will show off its first phone with the new BlackBerry 10 system.
The company is promising a speedier device, a superb typing experience and the ability to keep work and personal identities separate on the same phone.
Most analysts consider a BlackBerry 10 success to be crucial for the company's long-term viability.