BlackBerry 10

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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BlackBerry Q10 hands-on

BlackBerry Q10 hands-on

Today at BlackBerry's launch event in New York City, we saw the company officially unveil their new BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 smartphones running their new BlackBerry 10 operating system. The Q10 is the company's latest smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard (obviously), and we ended up getting our hands on the new device to see what makes this thing tick.

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BlackBerry Z10 Review roundup: BlackBerry 10 touches the press

BlackBerry Z10 Review roundup: BlackBerry 10 touches the press

This week the first reviews of the BlackBerry 10 all-touch hero phone are appearing one by one, and this BlackBerry Z10 (as its called) is appearing to be a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to appearing as your one true "must have" device. While we're seeing the consensus surrounding the software to be relatively positive and the hardware to be generally OK, it would appear that this device may be what many have feared: too little too late. Hope should not be lost though on this one initial push - the final product may be just what you, the business professional, ordered.

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Free Angry Birds for BlackBerry 10 early-adopters

Free Angry Birds for BlackBerry 10 early-adopters

BlackBerry isn't afraid of a little game bribery to try to fuel the first batch of BlackBerry 10 device sales, turning to Angry Birds developer Rovio to help gild the lily. The developer joined BlackBerry on-stage in London, UK, to announce that all of its back-catalog of Angry Birds titles will be available in BlackBerry App World from launch, with a freebie for those early-adopters.

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BlackBerry Z10 for Verizon coming in March for $199

BlackBerry Z10 for Verizon coming in March for $199

BlackBerry has officially announced its new platform today, BlackBerry 10, as well as a couple of new devices running the new OS. The BlackBerry Z10 and the Q10 will both be available on Verizon's network, but so far, only the BlackBerry Z10, specifically, has availability and pricing details. The Z10 will be priced at $199 after signing a new two-year contract and will launch in mid-March.

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Alicia Keys joins BlackBerry as Global Creative Director

Alicia Keys joins BlackBerry as Global Creative Director

You're nobody in the consumer tech world if you don't have a celebrity "Creative Director" and, with will.i.am and Lady Gaga already occupied, BlackBerry has snatched warbler Alicia Keys. The freshly-announced "Global Creative Director" for the Canadian company, Keys joined CEO Thorsten Heins on-stage at the launch of BlackBerry 10 and promised to "work closely" with developers, retailers, and others to promote the platform.

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BlackBerry 10 launches with 70,000 apps: Angry Birds, Skype, more

BlackBerry 10 launches with 70,000 apps: Angry Birds, Skype, more

BlackBerry has detailed some of the 70,000 apps that will be available on BlackBerry 10 at launch, with high-profile titles like Skype, Angry Birds, and Twitter all ready to go. The fresh new platform - which will debut on the Q10 and Z10 smartphones - will also get Facebook and Amazon's Kindle ebook reader.

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BlackBerry Q10 official as QWERTY touchscreen hero

BlackBerry Q10 official as QWERTY touchscreen hero

This week the folks at BlackBerry (formerly known as RIM) have revealed BlackBerry 10 and one of two new hero devices for the software: the BlackBerry Q10. This device has a combination of two user interfaces, one a touchscreen, the other a classic BlackBerry keyboard. The details surrounding this device have been "leaked" several times before this first official reveal, but the final specifications have (as we're finding here) never been perfectly nailed by any one leak or tip - stainless steel, edge to edge glass, and a full BlackBerry 10 experience await you!

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