BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry OS 10 shown off in 10 minute video tour

BlackBerry OS 10 shown off in 10 minute video tour

Research in Motion's upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphone is a source of contention, with RIM CEO Thorsten Heins predicting a successful entrance amidst critics proclaiming that the BB phone will flounder. No matter which side of the debate you sit, you can check out the phone's sleek operating system thanks to a video posted over at Muy Computer, giving us a ten minute glimpse into the OS. The video is in Spanish, but don't let that stop you.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 14, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 14, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. Today Samsung rejected rumors that it's been charging Apple a 20% premium on processors for iDevices, saying that since the prices are determined and agreed upon at the beginning of the year, it would be pretty difficult to change them. Speaking of Apple, the company confirmed today that it will soon open its first store in South America - the store will be located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to be exact.

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BlackBerry 10 sales “not too long after” January reveal insists COO

BlackBerry 10 sales “not too long after” January reveal insists COO

The first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones will go on sale "not too long after" they're officially revealed on January 30, RIM's COO has insisted, countering speculation that retail launches could drag significantly. The new devices will be 100-percent ready by the time of the unveil, Chief Operating Officer Kristian Tear told Reuters, in contrast to the BlackBerry PlayBook launch which saw the tablet publicly revealed months ahead of software finalization.

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BlackBerry 10 launch inked in for January 30, 2013 with two new phones

BlackBerry 10 launch inked in for January 30, 2013 with two new phones

BlackBerry 10 will officially launch on January 30, 2013, RIM has confirmed, with the Canadian company promising to demonstrate its first two handsets at the event. The release dates for the two smartphones will also be confirmed at the same time, RIM says, though otherwise details - including where, exactly, the event will take place - are scant. All the BlackBerry company will comment is that there will be a simultaneous event "in multiple countries around the world."

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BlackBerry 10 on lockdown: Scores government-spec security clearance

BlackBerry 10 on lockdown: Scores government-spec security clearance

BlackBerry 10 has been approved for secure messaging by government agencies, with RIM's incoming OS safe for the pockets of secret agents and presidential advisers. The platform achieved Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certification, RIM announced today, along with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10, with encryption of data both on the server and on the device, and when en route between them.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 31, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 31, 2012

Welcome to the special Halloween edition of the Evening Wrap-Up! The Halloween edition is pretty much the same as regular Wrap-Ups, the only difference is that I'm dressed as Ginger Spice as I type this. Let's spice up our lives with a recap, shall we? Microsoft is being sued over its Windows 8 live tiles, and Apple has removed delivery dates from iPad Mini LTE pre-orders, leading some to suspect that the company has been forced to delay them. T-Mobile and AT&T have opened up their networks in areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, letting customers of both carriers use either network - a respectable move by the two carriers in this time of need.

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BlackBerry 10 enters testing with RIM’s carrier partners

BlackBerry 10 enters testing with RIM’s carrier partners

While there's still a lot we don't know about BlackBerry 10 (like its release date), RIM CEO Thorsten Heins delivered some very encouraging news today. In a new statement, RIM's head honcho said that the new mobile operating system and some of the devices it runs on have entered testing with a number of the company's carrier partners. This suggests that RIM is still on track to launch BlackBerry 10 in Q1 2013.

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US Immigrations and Customs dump BlackBerry in favor of the iPhone

US Immigrations and Customs dump BlackBerry in favor of the iPhone

If you thought the BlackBerry platform was coming back simply due to their powerful contracts held with the US government, today's announcement of the ICE drop might throw you for a loop - especially since they're moving to the iPhone instead. This update comes from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) who says BlackBerry "can no longer meet the mobile technology needs of the agency." This government agency speaks for groups such as Homeland Security Investigations and has been using RIM's BlackBerry phones for 8 years.

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