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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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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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