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RIM: BlackBerry 10 phones with physical QWERTY in pipeline

RIM: BlackBerry 10 phones with physical QWERTY in pipeline

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has insisted that there will be QWERTY-keyboard blessed BlackBerry 10 handsets when the new platform launches, despite the developer device being touch-only. The company prompted speculation yesterday that it was shifting away from its legendary hardware keyboards, when it confirmed plans to distribute a full-touch BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha to developers attending BlackBerry World 2012 this week, and spent keynote time demonstrating a new on-screen keyboard with predictive text.

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RIM guarantees BlackBerry 10 devs $10,000

RIM guarantees BlackBerry 10 devs $10,000

RIM today unveiled its next-gen QNX-based platform, BlackBerry 10, and it's willing to pledge some money to motivate developers to create apps for the new OS. BlackBerry 10 developers are guaranteed to earn $10,000 per app in the first year or else RIM will pay the difference.

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BlackBerry 10 Prototype says to iPhone: “Wake Up”

BlackBerry 10 Prototype says to iPhone: “Wake Up”

The folks at Research in Motion have revealed their BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device, a smartphone which very clearly speaks to Apple in the same way their Australian "Wake Up" campaign has this past month. RIM revealed today that they were and are behind the Wake Up campaign in Australia in which their ultimate aim will be to show how Australians want to "do business" in the country - not with Apple, we must assume. So what BlackBerry 10 will be launched with is a developer model smartphone that looks strikingly like another well-known smartphone. Does it ring any bells for you?

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BlackBerry 10 Wrap-Up

BlackBerry 10 Wrap-Up

Today was a big day for RIM. At BlackBerry World, they needed to impress customers, developers, and the tech press with BlackBerry 10, and while it doesn’t seem like a slam dunk, what has been seen so far seems to have been met with a positive reception. It’s been a busy day, but so far we’ve seen a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device, basic functionality of the OS, and a demo of various apps coming to the platform.

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PixelMags demos BlackBerry 10 magazine app

PixelMags demos BlackBerry 10 magazine app

Aside from general functionality and gaming, RIM also showed off some other aspects of BlackBerry 10, notable magazine functionality. PixelMags took to the stage to talk about its mobile app that it would be creating for Blackberry 10. On top of that, every BlackBerry 10 user will receive 10 minutes of free reading per month. After that, you’ll need to fork over some cash.

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RIM focusing on gaming with BlackBerry 10

RIM focusing on gaming with BlackBerry 10

You’d be forgiven for thinking that RIM would want to play it safe with BlackBerry 10 and stick to what it knows best, enterprise support. That’s definitely important, but the Canadian company is also placing a heavy emphasis on games for its next-gen platform. Several developers took to the stage at BlackBerry World in order to extol the virtues of BB10’s APIs and ease of use.

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BlackBerry 10 launches

BlackBerry 10 launches

RIM has officially launched BlackBerry 10, the company's next-gen OS, at BlackBerry World 2012 this week, previewing the platform on a brand new developer device and pinning its hopes for the future on the QNX-based software. Previewed back in the days when RIM was still calling it BBX, BlackBerry 10 leans heavily on HTML5 for its cross-platform software support. There's also an initial developer toolkit for native and HTML5 software development, fresh and ready for download today, with RIM hoping coders get busy creating apps ready for launch-day.

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RIM To Support Android Apps For BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM To Support Android Apps For BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM has just announced that it will be expanding its apps ecosystem to include support for Android apps in its upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The tablet is scheduled to launch on April 19, and will support both BlackBerry Java and Android, along with C/C++ development, HTML 5, Flash, and AIR.

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RIM BlackBerry patent describes convertible touchscreen/QWERTY phone

RIM BlackBerry patent describes convertible touchscreen/QWERTY phone

A newly filed patent application by RIM suggests the cellphone manufacturers designers are considering an extending, rotating form-factor that could allow for multiple hardware control surfaces such as a QWERTY keyboard and numeric keypad.  The application, titled "Handheld electronic device with rotatable member", shows a phone with a pull-out second section that could be used in portrait or landscape orientation depending on messaging or phone use; however it could also offer a hardware keyboard on one side and a touchscreen display on the other.

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