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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 31, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 31, 2013

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. After dropping a new teaser trailer today, it looks like Sony is gearing up to announce the next PlayStation on February 20, 2013, so mark your calendars. Google Glass made a stop by the FCC today, and Temple Run 2 achieved the title of "fastest growing mobile game" 22 days sooner than the previous record-holder. The Windows 8 upgrade discount officially ends today, and the latest figures from IDC peg Samsung and ASUS will quickly-growing tablet sales.

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BlackBerry 10 tablet: three insane steps for success

BlackBerry 10 tablet: three insane steps for success

The BlackBerry PlayBook as it was released back in April of 2011 was a mess, but the first BlackBerry 10 tablet certainly doesn't have to be. Have a look back at our original BlackBerry PlayBook Review and you'll find that right out of the gate the machine was far too "rough around the edges" to be a real competitor with the likes of the iPad or even the first big Android release with the Motorola XOOM. The direction the company is going with BlackBerry 10 presents a unique opportunity to take the tablet market by storm by hitting several specific arenas at once.

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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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BlackBerry 10 gets major gaming boost from Gameloft library

BlackBerry 10 gets major gaming boost from Gameloft library

This week with the introduction to the world of BlackBerry 10 comes a collection of apps that'll be setting the BlackBerry world on fire, Gameloft style. With a set of 11 games that are here being optimized for BlackBerry 10 gameplay, the developer team at Gameloft gives the BlackBerry 10 OS a fighting chance at not just looking like a system worth using, but acting like it too. This list begins with UNO - the card game everyone really should know how to play.

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BlackBerry 10 = BleakFuture

BlackBerry 10 = BleakFuture

This week there's no hiding the fact that the public remains uncertain that they've been convinced by BlackBerry 10 after its first launch event. The company known until this week as RIM has re-branded itself as BlackBerry as they should have done long ago, this also creating an unacceptable amount of confusion for the consumer at large. Now we've got a "new" operating system on a couple of "new" smartphones created by a company with a "new" name - investors certainly must be praying for some additional tricks to be pulled out of the company's sleeve quickly.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 30, 2013

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: January 30, 2013

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. Today was RIM's big day, as it rebranded itself as BlackBerry and launched the latest version of its mobile OS, BlackBerry 10. We were there at the launch event to take it all in and get some hands-on time with the new handsets the company has introduced, and you can catch all of the news from the show in our BlackBerry 10 event wrap-up. Be sure to read through the hands-on posts, because it seems that BlackBerry is doing some interesting things with its new phone.

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BlackBerry 10 event wrap-up: RIM sheds name for bright future

BlackBerry 10 event wrap-up: RIM sheds name for bright future

Today we've seen quite the showing by the company formerly known as Research in Motion, starting with no less than a complete re-naming of the company to "BlackBerry". If that gesture weren't enough to convince the public that the group was and I all-in on their 2013 bid to necessitate the BlackBerry universe, two new devices and a fully functional reboot of the operating system were certainly meant to. We've got hands-on with both of the newly delivered smart devices, accessories they'll be using, and details on the whole day ready for your perusal right this minute.

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BlackBerry Z10 Accessories hands-on: Bluetooth Speaker, Charger, holsters galore

BlackBerry Z10 Accessories hands-on: Bluetooth Speaker, Charger, holsters galore

This week the BlackBerry Z10 has been introduced as the first all-touch hero for BlackBerry 10, and along with it come a couple of lovely accessories we've gotten to see up close - speakers, batteries, and all! The BlackBerry Z10 is a smartphone that's meant to represent BlackBerry 10 as both a business and a personal smartphone, this set of accessories therefor acting as extensions of that goal with both audio conferencing and all-day battery life in mind for you, the modern professional.

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BlackBerry Z10 hands-on

BlackBerry Z10 hands-on

This week we're having an up close and personal look at the BlackBerry Z10, the very first all-touch hero for the new operating system known as BlackBerry 10. This machine is the first of two smartphones to use the operating system, the other being the touchscreen/QWERTY keyboard combination device BlackBerry Q10, both of these devices being prepped for 4G LTE action inside the USA and abroad. The BlackBerry Z10 is made to bring on the most impressive display ever offered by BlackBerry (formerly known as RIM) with 4.2-inches of LCD at 1280 x 768 pixel resolution (that's 355 pixels per inch, if you'd like to know).

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