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BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 and Torch 9810 official [Video]

BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 and Torch 9810 official [Video]

RIM has announced its new BlackBerry range, with five handsets (three models, five variants) including May's BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, and the new BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 and BlackBerry Torch 9810. Each smartphone runs BlackBerry 7, the company's newest OS version, and has a new HTML5 compliant browser with what RIM claims is best-in-class performance. Full details on all the new hardware after the cut

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Dell Handing Out Free Venue Pro Handsets to Employees, in Exchange for BlackBerrys

Dell Handing Out Free Venue Pro Handsets to Employees, in Exchange for BlackBerrys

Working for companies as large as Dell, or Microsoft, or any of them, means that you get a few perks. And, if you're company happens to be making something of a high-profile status that hundreds of thousands of people will want, there's a small chance that you may get one for free -- as long as you work in the right departments. We already know that 89,000 Microsoft employees will be getting their Windows Phone 7 fix, and now it looks like Dell is doing the same thing, with one small hitch: you'll need to trade in your BlackBerry device.

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review

BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review

We've been waiting for the BlackBerry Torch 9800 for months now. RIM's double-whammy of new touch-and-QWERTY hardware and the latest iteration of their software, the much-anticipated BlackBerry 6, the Torch promises usability, functionality and all-round appeal on a par with high-end smartphones from rivals like Apple and HTC. Not just for the jacket pocket, this one; RIM has set its sights on the mainstream, a far more fickle - and demanding - audience. Will the Torch light RIM's way into the lucrative consumer market? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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BlackBerry Torch hands-on

BlackBerry Torch hands-on

RIM's BlackBerry Torch 9800 is the company's answer not only to the iPhone 4 but to the growing legions of Android devices; from our first hands-on we're certainly impressed with the build quality. For the first time it's possible to have a touchscreen BlackBerry without sacrificing the hardware QWERTY keyboard, and as you'd expect from RIM that keyboard is one of the Torch's prime advantages.  More first-impressions after the cut.

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RIM countdown begins: BlackBerry OS 6 and Torch 9800 approach!

RIM countdown begins: BlackBerry OS 6 and Torch 9800 approach!

SlashGear is in New York this morning for RIM's BlackBerry event, and if you ever doubted how much we love you then hopefully our presence in this roughly 200-strong queue of people waiting to get in is evidence enough.  Top of the agenda today is likely to be BlackBerry OS 6, but we're also expecting the BlackBerry Torch 9800 to make its debut, a touchscreen slider with a full QWERTY keyboard.

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FCC clear BlackBerry 9800 ahead of today’s reveal

FCC clear BlackBerry 9800 ahead of today’s reveal

In just under two hours time we're expecting RIM to announce their new BlackBerry 9800 slider alongside BlackBerry OS 6 in New York - our own Vincent Nguyen will be bringing us all the news from the event - but there's the thorny issue of FCC approval to be navigated before the smartphone can go on sale.  Engadget spotted a "BlackBerry smartphone model RCY71UW" clearing the FCC earlier, and after some mild Photoshoppery discovered that the wireframe matches up with leaked 9800 prototypes.

That gives us a list of wireless specs to go from, including Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n, GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1900 and UMTS II (1900) and V (850), together with GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800 MHz bands and UMTS I (2100) bands for international users.

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RIM BlackBerry 9800 Shows Signs of a Death Grip Issue

RIM BlackBerry 9800 Shows Signs of a Death Grip Issue

At Apple's event the other day, Steve Jobs went out of his way to tell the world, or at least everyone watching, why the iPhone 4 has been suffering from signal issues. And he did a good job of it, too. In fact, he did such a good job, that he actually managed to drag just about every phone manufacturer on the planet into the ring with him, and explain that it's not just an iPhone, or an Apple problem, but an industry-wide situation that someone (like an engineer at Apple, for instance) needs to figure out, pronto. Of course, those manufacturers didn't take this lightly, and we've heard from just about everyone that was called out by name by now. One of them, Research In Motion, was quick to say that they don't suffer the same issues. But, apparently they spoke too soon.

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