BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry 10 detailed in screenshot gush

BlackBerry 10 detailed in screenshot gush

RIM has been coy detailing BlackBerry 10 in full so far, but a fresh leak of OS screenshots have comprehensively previewed the next-gen platform and stolen the Canadian's thunder. Apparently spilled from within RIM itself, BGR's gallery shows BlackBerry 10's Messenger functionality, the new BlackBerry Hub, voice control functionality, and more. Meanwhile, there's also chatter that RIM will follow Nokia's lead and chance some ambitious pricing to win back BlackBerry users.

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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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BlackBerry 10 voice controls hit leaked video demo

BlackBerry 10 voice controls hit leaked video demo

As we ramp up to the 30th of January and the official launch of RIM's own BlackBerry 10, we're seeing multiple leaks and test videos like the one we've been shown today, complete with a demonstration of the software's Voice Control system. This system is built in to BlackBerry 10 and looks rather familiar if you're used to Siri from iOS or S-Voice from Samsung's Galaxy series. In this case you'll be pressing the Start button (aka power button) on your device a 2-count and the Voice Control system will activate.

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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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BlackBerry Z10’s camera app and photo filters demonstrated in video

BlackBerry Z10’s camera app and photo filters demonstrated in video

The Blackberry Z10's camera app has appeared in a video demonstration, which walks users through the various built-in photo filters it offers. The filters are similar to what you'll find on Instagram, as well as Facebook and Twitter's mobile apps. The folks over at Gadget Masters got their hands on the device and demo'd it in a video, which you can check out after the jump.

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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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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 15, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 15, 2013

Welcome to Tuesday evening, everyone. The afternoon started off with something of a bang with Facebook's big event, during which the company revealed the service's new Graph Search and explained the difference between the new feature and traditional web search. It also announced that it was partnering with Bing for search results in Graph Search, while we used the latest installment of SlashGear 101 to give you all of the details about this new feature.

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BlackBerry Z10 all-touch smartphone gets close-up video rundown

BlackBerry Z10 all-touch smartphone gets close-up video rundown

This month we're ramping up to the big drop of BlackBerry 10, and along the way we're getting pumped up with leaked video after leaked photo, one after the other, today's offering being a full hands-on look at the smartphone known as the Z10. This device is a full touch BlackBerry 10-toting device, it making use of a lovely 4.3-inch display up front and a styling that's able to be presented in black, white, or potentially a variety of other color casings.

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RIM’s stock surges again as BlackBerry 10 excitement builds

RIM’s stock surges again as BlackBerry 10 excitement builds

It's been a long road filled with delays and setbacks, but in just a couple short weeks, RIM will finally unveil BlackBerry 10 to the world. At its press event on January 30, RIM will officially launch the new mobile OS, which is seen by many as the company's best hope of coming back from the brink. The BlackBerry faithful are certainly pumped for BB10's launch, but it seems that investors are excited too, as RIM's stock is making another surge today.

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