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BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B phone teases full system

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B phone teases full system

We've had a hands-on experience with the RIM-made BlackBerry 10-toting Dev Alpha B, a smartphone made specifically to show off the next-generation mobile operating system, and it appears that the bits and pieces are really coming together at last. What we're seeing is not a system that relies on the expected BlackBerry stables of the past to keep it brand-strong, but one that retains the strengths of BlackBerry's past and moves forward with new - and nearly unique - features in strides.

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RIM’s BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha adds Siri-like voice command

RIM’s BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha adds Siri-like voice command

After years of believing that it didn't need to follow in the footsteps of the iPhone or Android (because people obviously prefer mobile operating systems based on a 20-year-old platform), it looks like RIM is now going after the most talked-about feature of the iPhone - Siri. The new alpha version of BlackBerry 10 contains a similar voice-controlled assistant.

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BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha freebies can’t save RIM’s stock

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha freebies can’t save RIM’s stock

RIM may be handing out BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha devices to all and sundry at BlackBerry World 2012, but the company is stressing hard that consumers shouldn't expect to see the pixel-dense prototype on store shelves. Intended to give developers a real-world device on which to trial their BlackBerry 10 SDK efforts on, the Dev Alpha may well end up being significantly different to what goes on sale later in 2012. The absence of any hard news on RIM's commercial launch plans has seen shares in the company take a dive.

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RIM unveils BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device

RIM unveils BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device

RIM has just taken the lid off its BlackBerry 10 dev alpha kit. What you’re looking at is essentially a miniature PlayBook, with a similar design and GUI. RIM hasn’t detailed the internals of the device, but some basic specs are known: the device has a 4.2-inch screen with a 1280x768 resolution, 16GB of storage, and 1GB of RAM. The dev alpha is also said to have a mini HDMI port, a microSD card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, and three stage volume rocker.

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RIM: Chillax about BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha, we just squashed a PlayBook

RIM: Chillax about BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha, we just squashed a PlayBook

RIM may be giving up to 2,000 developers a BlackBerry 10 device at the BlackBerry Jam event in early May, but the company is keen to point out that we shouldn't extrapolate too much from either hardware or software about the next-gen smartphones. In fact, the OS running on the device - dubbed the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha - won't even be true BlackBerry 10, instead "a prototype running a modified version of the PlayBook OS which will help developers design their apps for the BlackBerry 10 smartphone form factor."

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Blackberry CEO claims the Q10 will sell “tens of millions of units”

Blackberry CEO claims the Q10 will sell “tens of millions of units”

Blackberry CEO Thorsten Heins believes that the Blackberry Q10 will be the company's saving grace, moreso than the Blackberry Z10. First day Blackberry Q10 sales in the UK has surpassed the company's expectations with Carphone Warehouse's outlet, Selfridges, saying that the device sold thousands of units per hour. Within 6 hours, the retailer sold out its entire stock of Blackberry Q10 devices in every one of its stores.

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Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt: BlackBerry User

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt: BlackBerry User

When you're the Executive Chairman of a company who makes a large chunk of its business surround a mobile operating system like Google does with Android, you don't go around using a BlackBerry. That is, unless you're Eric Schmidt. It was confirmed this week that Schmidt, while speaking at the Activate conference in India to Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger, that Schmidt uses a BlackBerry smartphone because he likes the keyboard. If that's not the news of the day in the gadget universe, I don't know what is.

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BlackBerry Z10 Limited Edition Red sent to 12,000 developers for free

BlackBerry Z10 Limited Edition Red sent to 12,000 developers for free

This week the folks at BlackBerry have sent out a whopping 12,000 BlackBerry Z10 Red edition smartphones to developers across the world. Packages have been sent this with a note thanking these developers for "taking a leap of faith" in working with BlackBerry before and through the release of BlackBerry 10. This device appears to be exactly the same as the standard BlackBerry Z10 (see our full review here) device save the limited-edition red color casing.

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BlackBerry Z10 Review

BlackBerry Z10 Review

RIM reborn… and now it's BlackBerry, if you don't mind. Rebranded, refreshed, and desperate to impress, you can't knock BlackBerry's enthusiasm about its now-eponymous platform. Then again, it's had several months of delays in which to practice, and the BlackBerry Z10 - first out of the gate to run the OS - is so close to the two prior variants of developer device that there isn't a long list of new features to be learned. Instead, and with the arguably more important Q10 QWERTY version a couple of months off, it's a case of making an argument for BlackBerry 10 to occupy the coveted "third ecosystem" spot, and the scraps left behind from Android and iOS. Is BlackBerry 10 the OS to give Windows Phone nightmares, reboot BlackBerry itself, and snatch both consumer and enterprise crowns? Read on for our full review.

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BlackBerry 10′s app library tipped as 40% repackaged Android

BlackBerry 10′s app library tipped as 40% repackaged Android

Just incase you didn't remember from the first time we spoke about the fact that BlackBerry 10 supports rather easily repackaged Android apps back in November of 2011, the point is being made abundantly clear here at the launch of the mobile OS. Here inside the launch week for BlackBerry 10 the 70,000 apps at launch have been called 40% Android in origin by none other than BlackBerry UX designer Don Lindsay as he spoke with PC Mag about the collection. The high conversion rate comes from none other than the basic BlackBerry Android toolset that's ready to rock for Android developers across the nation right this minute.

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