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BlackBerry 10 licensing back on the table

BlackBerry 10 licensing back on the table

If you're a big fan of BlackBerry and ever thought to yourself, "if only I could get RIM's mobile OS on that [insert brand here] smartphone, my life would be perfect", you may be in luck. This week an interview including Thorsten Heins, the CEO of RIM himself, has surfaced with talk of the possibility of licensing out the mobile OS to 3rd party companies in the future. Of course he makes it clear that it's not going to happen right away, but that it's only their own ability to prove the OS worthy of everyone else's hardware that's currently holding them from making such a move.

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BlackBerry 10: RIM could sell off hardware division post-launch says CEO

BlackBerry 10: RIM could sell off hardware division post-launch says CEO

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has admitted the Canadian company is considering selling off its smartphone hardware division after the launch of BlackBerry 10, one of a range of options that hinge on the reception the new OS gets in the market. "[Our] strategic review is still running" Heins told German paper Die Welt, "we do not want to limit our options." Also on the table is the possibility of licensing BlackBerry 10 to rivals, something Heins has been open to since taking on the role of chief exec, though he warns that the new platform would need to prove itself before that was viable.

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Verizon BlackBerry 10 preparations previewed as carriers ready for RIM

Verizon BlackBerry 10 preparations previewed as carriers ready for RIM

RIM is planning on officially launching its new BlackBerry 10 OS on January 30, and most of the major carriers will be offering the company's new phones at launch. So, it probably comes at no surprise that they're gathering up their materials and preparing for the platform's launch. Specifically, Verizon has already built their landing page for the Z10, and EVLeaks ended up getting a snapshot of it.

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RIM gets 1,600 companies to sign up for BlackBerry 10 training program

RIM gets 1,600 companies to sign up for BlackBerry 10 training program

The good news just keeps on coming for RIM as we get ever closer to the company's BlackBerry 10 reveal at the end of the month. Just recently we heard that RIM enjoyed 15,000 app submissions for BlackBerry 10 in the span of just a couple days, and today, RIM revealed that it has signed up more that 1,600 companies for its BlackBerry 10 training program. These businesses that signed up will receive training on what's new and what's changed with BlackBerry 10, prepping them to use the new mobile OS in day-to-day operations.

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RIM: Expect six BlackBerry 10 phones in 2013 but no carrier exclusives

RIM: Expect six BlackBerry 10 phones in 2013 but no carrier exclusives

RIM will offer at least six BlackBerry 10 devices in 2013, the company has revealed, targeting all elements of the price range, and will not follow Windows Phone in using carrier lock-ins to boost marketing spend. The first two devices - one all-touch, the other pairing a touchscreen and a keyboard - will launch on January 30, with high-, mid-, and low-price BlackBerry 10 phones coming over the course of the year, CMO Frank Boulben told FierceWireless.

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BlackBerry X10 QWERTY touch smartphone leaked in single white-case photo

BlackBerry X10 QWERTY touch smartphone leaked in single white-case photo

There appears to be a whole new double-down in the BlackBerry 10 universe this week with a leaked image of what's being called the BlackBerry X10. This device sits in a photo near the BlackBerry Z10 all-touch smartphone as well as the BlackBerry Dev Alpha C smartphone given to 1,500 developers earlier this year. This photo is fairly clear, but of course completely unofficial and unconfirmed by RIM.

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BlackBerry 10 jumps the shark with tiered service fees

BlackBerry 10 jumps the shark with tiered service fees

Those of you out there with a BlackBerry device know better than anyone that the platform carries with it not just support from the carrier, but from teams of restless developers and software heroes working with RIM, as well. This week at their third-quarter 2012 earnings call the heads at RIM released information on how BlackBerry 10 will deal with the Service Fees that are associated with RIM offering support to users all along their contracts with carriers - and the news is not being received well.

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Nokia and RIM ink patent agreement after anti-BlackBerry WiFi ruling

Nokia and RIM ink patent agreement after anti-BlackBerry WiFi ruling

Glad-tidings, peace, and goodwill: Nokia and RIM have gulped down some of the festive spirit, announcing a patent license agreement which has the holiday bonus of settling all ongoing legal action between the firms. The deal, specifics of which are being kept confidential, will involve RIM shelling out a one-time lump sum and then making ongoing payments to its new Finnish friends.

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BlackBerry 10 gets vote of confidence in UK (including 4G model)

BlackBerry 10 gets vote of confidence in UK (including 4G model)

BlackBerry 10 may not have convinced the analysts or the market yet, but RIM's new platform has at least secured itself some space on UK shelves, with the key operators confirming they'll be offering the first devices come 2013. EE - plus combined brands Orange and T-Mobile UK - have thrown their lot in with BlackBerry 10 (including confirming that there will be 4G support), as well as O2 and Vodafone, while Three has also confirmed it will have RIM's next-big-hope in its stores.

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BlackBerry 10 L-Series fondle video sticks around for the duration

BlackBerry 10 L-Series fondle video sticks around for the duration

It's not every day you get to see a smartphone that's not meant to be on the market for weeks ahead of the showing, but that's exactly what we're seeing today courtesy of an intrepid leakster holding an L-Series BlackBerry 10 device clear as day. The video you're about to see has the device compared in relative detail to the Dev Alpha B smartphone that we've seen several times before and is compared to the iPhone 5 in a momentary glance - they may look similar with just a peek. What's perhaps the most interesting element in this video is not the contents, but the fact that RIM has allowed it to stay online for so long - it's been up for nearly a day at this point: perhaps pointing toward RIM's acceptance of the press, no matter the source.

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