Research In Motion's new Blackberry 10 operating system was due out around now. And, yes, we do know Apple launched their iPhone 5 and sold 5,000,000 in the first weekend. So perhaps it was serendipitous that the company ended up delaying the planned update.
RIM says they probably won't release it until the 1Q'13. But if they do things they way they have been, it will probably show up just after Christmas – when lots of new phones will be bought/given as gifts – and Valentine's Day when nothing says "I Love You" like the gift of technology.