The company, which needs to knock it out of the park with BB10 to stand any chance of remaining a top industry player, reckons its network partners were hugely impressed during recent walkthroughs.
MD of Canadian operations Andrew McLeod, said executives were "visibly enthusiastic" (oo-er, missus!) during their first look at BB10, due to launch with the first handsets next January.
"The response that we got back from the executive team at some of the Canadian carriers was tremendous," he told reporters.
"They were visibly positive and visibly enthusiastic." he added, leading us to question what exactly these network executives were shown.
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"We're in the process of finalizing the software," added McLeod of the demonstrations.
"It was at a point where we had a confidence level that we could really demonstrate the validity of the products and software. Obviously, you don't want to show something that is not going to wow folks. People were excited with what they saw."
You can check out the BB10 OS for yourself with our hands-on review. Visible excitement not guaranteed.