Let me just come out and say it: I’m looking forward to BlackBerry 10. More than anything, I’m curious to see how it’ll stack up next to the competition, and how it’ll stand out among the increasing dominance of Android and the iPhone. There have been a few big leaks over the past few weeks, really piquing my interest—and really making me anxious to try something new.

A lot is riding on the shoulders of RIM’s new OS, making this one of the biggest launches in recent memory. Research In Motion initially unveiled BB10 back in May of this year, but a number of delays pushed the release back to Jan. 30, 2013, much later than anticipated. Will the extra time and effort make for a viable contender among the best of the best? Or will this fizzle out and be the beginning of the end for RIM? I can’t wait to find out.