Research In Motion, announced today that it will hold its BlackBerry® 10 launch event on January 30th, 2013.  The Press release states that The event will happen simultaneously in multiple countries around the world.  This day will mark the official launch of its new platform – BlackBerry 10, as well as the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

There have already been Internet leaks that reportedly show off these devices, one with a physical keyboard and one with a touch screen interface.

RIM also announced today that BlackBerry 10 has now received FIPS 140-2 certification. That means governments will be able to start using smartphones with the OS as soon as they are available. The company said, “This marks the first time BlackBerry products have been certified ahead of their launch.”

RIM needs for BlackBerry 10 to be a success. It’s current and older smartphones have lost a ton of market share to iOS and to Android products.