BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry 10 L-Series fondle video sticks around for the duration

BlackBerry 10 L-Series fondle video sticks around for the duration

It's not every day you get to see a smartphone that's not meant to be on the market for weeks ahead of the showing, but that's exactly what we're seeing today courtesy of an intrepid leakster holding an L-Series BlackBerry 10 device clear as day. The video you're about to see has the device compared in relative detail to the Dev Alpha B smartphone that we've seen several times before and is compared to the iPhone 5 in a momentary glance - they may look similar with just a peek. What's perhaps the most interesting element in this video is not the contents, but the fact that RIM has allowed it to stay online for so long - it's been up for nearly a day at this point: perhaps pointing toward RIM's acceptance of the press, no matter the source.

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BlackBerry 10 L-Series flaunted in video walkthrough

BlackBerry 10 L-Series flaunted in video walkthrough

It's not just photos the BlackBerry 10 L-Series is showing up in today; the officially unannounced but unofficially oft-leaked smartphone has cropped up in a new hands-on video, flaunting its curves next to RIM's developer devices. Handiwork of Vietnamese minxes Tinhte, the video demonstrates some of what makes BlackBerry 10 special, including the new multitasking functionality, the ease of jumping to notifications and new messages, and the pared-back UI.

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RIM changes App World to BlackBerry World

RIM changes App World to BlackBerry World

RIM has unveiled the new name for its BlackBerry App World: BlackBerry World. Not much of a change, yet the difference is there, and will be rolled out in January. The name change was announced at BlackBerry Jam Asia in Bangkok, along with a few other tidbits of info related to the name change. Expect to see the change take place before the January 30th BlackBerry 10 event.

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RIM updates BlackBerry 10 developer program

RIM updates BlackBerry 10 developer program

RIM has announced new updates to its developer program today that it hopes will drive enthusiasm for its BlackBerry 10 platform. One of the big changes to the developer program is that the BlackBerry Dev Alpha program has been expanded to include a new BlackBerry Dev Alpha C test device for developers. The interesting aspect of this particular bit of testing hardware is that is designed for developing using a physical keyboard.

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RIM loses big to Nokia in Swedish patent dispute

RIM loses big to Nokia in Swedish patent dispute

In a ruling that may have wide-reaching results in an extremely negative sense for BlackBerry maker RIM, Nokia has won a patent dispute against said smartphone rival. This dispute had Canada's Research In Motion losing a legal battle between itself and Nokia in which a Swedish arbitrator has ruled that "RIM was in breach of contract and is not entitled to manufacture or sell WLAN products without first agreeing royalties with Nokia."

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NTSB dumps “failing” BlackBerry for iPhone 5

NTSB dumps “failing” BlackBerry for iPhone 5

RIM has lost another US government contract, with the NTSB confirming that it is ditching BlackBerry in favor of iPhone 5 after its existing phones begin failing "at an unacceptable rate." The decision, revealed on the Federal Business Opportunities index, will see the National Transportation Safety Board turn to Verizon for service on its new Apple handsets, having already invested in iOS hardware.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 20, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 20, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone! Today we found out that shipping times for the iPhone 5 have gone down to two weeks, which should be good news for those who have been waiting to get their hands on one. HP announced that Autonomy's "serious accounting improprieties" have left it with a whopping $8.8 billion bill, while afterward insiders were saying that HP never wanted to close on the Autonomy deal in the first place.

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RIM stock closes up after analyst predictions for BlackBerry 10

RIM stock closes up after analyst predictions for BlackBerry 10

RIM has quite a few big months ahead of it. We now know that BlackBerry 10 will be launching at the end of January (provided it isn't delayed again), and even though we're not sure how well it's going to fare, it's clear that RIM needs BlackBerry 10 to succeed. According to The New York Times, today Jeffries analyst Peter Misek gave BlackBerry 10 a 20 to 30% chance of success, and though that sounds pretty grim, that analysis actually sent RIM's stock price up.

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