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BlackBerry introduces the first BB10 phones: The BlackBerry Z10 and Q10

The first two smartphones to ship with the BlackBerry 10 OS are a the touchscreen-only BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry Z10 will have a 4.2 inch, 1280 x 768 pixel, 356 ppi display, a 1.5 GHZ Qualcomm Snadpragon S4 Plus dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB […]

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Research in Motion changes name to BlackBerry

Canadian smartphone maker Research in Motion is changing its name… to BlackBerry. You’d probably be forgiven if you thought that was already the company’s name — but along with today’s BlackBerry 10 software platform, the company went ahead and made things official. BlackBerry 10 is a new operating system based on QNX software. It’s similar to […]

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Now you can get music, videos from the BlackBerry World store

Research in Motion is now selling music, movies, and TV shows in the BlackBerry World store (which used to be called BlackBerry App World). The media sections of the store went live last night in advance of today’s launch of the BlackBerry 10 operating system for smartphones and tablets. At launch, music and videos will only […]

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Developers port thousands of Android apps to BlackBerry in advance of BB10 launch

Research in Motion plans to launch the first BlackBerry 10 smartphones in the coming weeks, and when they hit the streets there will be tens of thousands of apps ready to download from the BlackBerry World store. Over the past few weeks those numbers have gone way up as RIM has held “Port-A-Thons” to encourage […]

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RIM could license BlackBerry OS to other device makers (if anyone’s interested)

One day you may be able to buy a phone or tablet running BlackBerry software which isn’t manufactured by Research in Motion. Up until now, the Canadian company has designed its own hardware and software — but RIM CEO Thorstein Heins told the Telegraph that the company may “look at licensing” the upcoming BlackBerry 10 […]

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Blackberry 10 not coming until 2013, RIM lays off 5000 workers

Research in Motion is pushing back the launch of its next-generation operating system for smartphones and tablets until 2013, and the company is eliminating 5,000 more jobs. It’s been a tough quarter for the company, which announced its latest fiscal results this afternoon. Long story short: Revenue was down 33 percent from the previous quarter […]

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Over a million BlackBerry PlayBooks are in the wild

Research in Motion is making its quarterly earning report today, and while it’s hardly all good news, RIM has managed to convince at least a million people to use its 7 inch BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The PlayBook launched in February, 2011. At the time the tablet featured attractive hardware but an unattractive price and a […]

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BlackBerry PlayBook update will let you control your tablet with your phone

Research in Motion plans to roll out version 2.0 of its operating system for the BlackBerry PlayBook operating system later this month — and the company is starting to show off some new features. We already knew that PlayBook OS 2.0 would include support for some Android applications as well as native email, contact, and […]

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Leaked roadmap: 10″ BlackBerry PlayBook this year

Research in Motion’s current BlackBerry PlayBook features a 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display and a 1 GHz TI OMAP4 dual core processors. It was released in early 2011, but RIM plans to offer a major software update soon that will make the tablet more useful by adding native email, calendar, and contact apps […]