RIM: BlackBerry 10 Touchscreen Keyboard Better Than Physical Keyboards

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As Research in Motion is moving forward with its BlackBerry 10 operating system and have been showing and focusing a lot of its initial energy on touchscreen-only smartphones–a model with a keyboard will also be released–the company wants to alleviate any fears about the performance of the touchscreen keyboard when compared to having physical keys. […]

BlackBerry L Series Smartphone Images Leak Ahead of Launch

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Ahead of the January 30th launch of the BlackBerry 10 operating system, it seems that multiple images of Research in Motion’s forthcoming L Series touchscreen BlackBerry smartphone have leaked out showing extensively the front and rear of the device as well as a glimpse of what’s underneath the back battery cover. The images were leaked […]

RIM Teases With Image of BlackBerry 10 Smartphone

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Ahead of the release of the BlackBerry 10 operating system debuting on newly minted BlackBerry smartphone hardware in 2013, Research in Motion has begun teasing images of what the new phone would look like. At launch, there would be a touchscreen model, and from what we’ve been hearing, that model is said to resemble a […]

RIM to Add BBM Video Calling Feature to BlackBerry 10 Smartphones, Tablets

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In a bid to host its own multi-channel communications platform for the forthcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system release alongside some new smartphones, Research in Motion is working on delivering video calling within its BBM messaging app called BBM Video. Video chat has been a feature of the BlackBerry PlayBook, which runs on the BlackBerry Tablet […]

8 Exciting Smartphones for 2013

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In the next few days, the last two big name smartphones of the year will arrive on Verizon in the form of the Droid DNA and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. The devices will likely put a cap on 2012, a year which saw the release of a host of fantastic smartphones. And as we […]

RIM to Debut BlackBerry 10 OS on January 30

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Research in Motion has announced that it will launch the BlackBerry 10 operating system in multiple countries at the end of January 2013. The launch of RIM’s next-generation smartphone OS, which will be based on the same QNX architecture that the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is powered by, will be accompanied by the launch of two […]

Verizon To Close Verizon Apps In 2013

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Today Verizon announced it will start to remove apps from its Verizon Apps store in January 2013 with the goal of closing the store a few months later. The Verizon Apps store is currently available on both Android and BlackBerry devices on the network. Verizon expects to close the store on March 27, 2013, three […]

Can High-End BlackBerry 10 Aristo Smartphone Excite When It Launches?

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Research in Motion is planning a very high-end BlackBerry smartphone that will run the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. The device, codenamed Aristo, has appeared in a leak detailing many of its specs, which shows that on a hardware level RIM is aiming competitively at flagship and high-end multi-core Android smartphones running Google’s mobile operating […]

Leaked Video Shows QWERTY BlackBerry 10 Phone

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A new video shows what looks like the first real glimpse at a BlackBerry 10 smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard. According to CrackBerry the leaked video shows the first N Series BlackBerry with a QWERTY keyboard and what looks like a square screen. The N Series phone in the video looks a lot like any […]

RIM Wants BlackBerry With NFC to Replace Security Badges

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While a lot of the attention behind NFC, or near field communications, technology has been focused with the digital mobile wallet in the past, Canadian smartphone-maker Research in Motion is putting an enterprise twist to the technology to enable mobile workers to replace their corporate ID badges. At many place of employments, employees use an […]

HTC Open to BlackBerry 10 Possibilities

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Ahead of Apple’s iPhone 5 announcement, HTC has revealed that it is at least evaluating the possibility of releasing future smartphones on Research in Motion’s BlackBerry 10 operating system. While RIM had operated much in the same way as Apple has in tying the software with the hardware in the past, the company has been […]

BlackBerry 10 Phone Heading to Verizon

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Verizon quietly confirmed that it will be releasing a BlackBerry 10 smartphone when RIM’s new mobile operating system launches in the early part of 2013. The carrier confirmed the news to CNET yesterday in addition to confirming plans to release multiple Windows Phone 8 powered smartphones in the fourth quarter of this year. Verizon Chief […]

Early Review of QWERTY BlackBerry 10 Device is Positive

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Ahead of the consumer launch of Research in Motion’s smartphones running on the BlackBerry 10 operating system, the Canadian smartphone-maker has been courting CIO.com journalist Al Sacco to do an early review of the BlackBerry 10 model with a physical QWERTY keyboard. The high-end smartphone should be akin to today’s BlackBerry Bold smartphones, which features […]

Former Google Exec Proposes iPhone for All Yahoo Staff

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Former Google executive and now CEO of Yahoo Marissa Mayer is now proposing that Yahoo supply iPhones for all its employees. In an executive staff meeting, Mayer expressed interest in having her employees carry an iPhone, though supporting a corporate Android phone for all employees was also a possibility. Mayer had made waves at Google […]

BlackBerry 10 Contacts App to Aggregate Info From the Social Network

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It looks like Research in Motion will be taking a page out of Windows Phone’s and Android’s playbook as far as the Canadian smartphone manufacturer’s BlackBerry 10 contacts app goes. The new contacts app in BlackBerry 10–new devices based on this next-generation mobile platform based on the QNX core are expected to arrive sometime in […]

Samsung Repeatedly Denies Licensing BlackBerry 10 OS

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Rumors are swirling again that Samsung will be licensing Research in Motion’s BlackBerry 10 OS. Thus far, the BlackBerry OS has been a proprietary operating system that, like Apple’s iOS, has been reserved for use on RIM’s hardware, providing tight software and hardware integration. However, as RIM has struggled to remain competitive in the smartphone […]

Like Nokia, RIM Had Considered Switching to Android At One Point

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At one point, BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion had considered a switch from using its proprietary operating system to Google’s Android OS, but current company CEO Thorsten Heins ultimately said that RIM decided against such move. The decision and consideration is similar to what we’ve seen chronicled of rival smartphone-maker Nokia, which ultimately decided to partner […]

Telus to Debut BlackBerry PlayBook 4G LTE in Canada

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Canadian carrier Telus will be the first carrier to debut RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with integrated 4G LTE. The PlayBook had launched last year, but was only available in a WiFi-only configuration and now RIM is updating the slate with 4G LTE and a speedier processor, giving users of its tablets near ubiquitous access to […]

RIM Confirms New BlackBerry 10 Developer Phones

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After having seeded its initial batch of developer alpha smartphones in May at its developer conference in Florida, Research in Motion has made some changes since then and is now sending out a new batch of slightly redesigned developer phones. These phones will be running RIM’s forthcoming BlackBerry 10 OS, which will begin to unite […]