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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 3, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 3, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening, everyone. Today, T-Mobile and MetroPCS announced that their rumored merger was indeed real, and not long after, T-Mobile CEO John Legere released a new video explaining the deal. We heard more about the iPad Mini today, with the Wall Street Journal claiming that it's already in production and comes with a 7.85-inch screen, while accessory maker Cygnett released cases for the iPad Mini a little bit early. Speaking of iPad, we found out today that Apple ships a whopping 188,000 iPads per day, which is just plain absurd.

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BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B phone teases full system

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B phone teases full system

We've had a hands-on experience with the RIM-made BlackBerry 10-toting Dev Alpha B, a smartphone made specifically to show off the next-generation mobile operating system, and it appears that the bits and pieces are really coming together at last. What we're seeing is not a system that relies on the expected BlackBerry stables of the past to keep it brand-strong, but one that retains the strengths of BlackBerry's past and moves forward with new - and nearly unique - features in strides.

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C U L8R BlackBerry 10

C U L8R BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry is in a precarious place right now. RIM's surprise good news in user count and financial figures for Q2 2013 remain overshadowed by the tardy arrival of BlackBerry 10, now expected sometime early in the new year. Last week, RIM handed out the latest iteration of its developer device, BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha B, and demonstrated a few more details of the upcoming OS and how the company believes it has addressed information-overload. We caught up with RIM in London to talk clever keyboards, game-changing context, and check out the new features for ourselves.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 1, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 1, 2012

Well look at that: one minute we're in the middle of summer, and then October is suddenly here the next. Let's jump into the Evening Wrap-Up, shall we? Today we heard that Apple may begin sending out invitations to its rumored iPad Mini reveal event on October 10, and we were impressed by the leaked specifications for an upcoming BlackBerry 10 phone called Aristo. The Kindle Paperwhite started shipping to excited readers across the country today, and we found out that the Android remote wipe is still roaming around out there.

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BlackBerry 10 Aristo specs leak out

BlackBerry 10 Aristo specs leak out

It wasn't too long ago that we were introduced to the the BlackBerry 10 L-series thanks to a leak, and today, another leak is giving us our first look at the A-series. One of the phones in the BlackBerry 10 A-Series has been named "Aristo" and judging from the specs list below, which was uncovered by Rapid Berry, it looks be packing a lot of power under the hood. If the spec list for the Aristo is anything to go on, then it appears that the A-series will be RIM's high-end line of BlackBerry 10 handsets.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 28, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 28, 2012

It's Friday once again folks, with most of you already enjoying the weekend. Today, the iPhone 5 launched in 22 additional regions around the world, setting Apple's plan to have it in over 100 countries by the end of the year on track. Apple CEO Tim Cook apologized for the sad state of Apple Maps today (recommending some other Maps apps in the process), and we took a closer look at his words in a new column. Even more surprising is the fact that the iOS App Store now features a download page specifically for other Maps applications.

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RIM’s Q2 shake-up: Reawakening dragon or death rattle?

RIM’s Q2 shake-up: Reawakening dragon or death rattle?

RIM's painful love song to developers had left us prepared for the worst, so a rise in users and a glimmer of financial hope in Q2 2013 numbers came as no minor surprise. Admittedly, shrinking your losses to $235m versus $518m is most generously described as "slightly less terrible" than the quarter before, but the market seized on a little Canadian good news and RIM's stock price jumped as much as 25-percent in US trading. RIM's challenge, though, remains clear if you take anything more than a glancing view at the latest figures.

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BlackBerry 10 demo video gives first glimpse of QWERTY hero device

BlackBerry 10 demo video gives first glimpse of QWERTY hero device

If you're looking to get a rather early look at the next generation of RIM devices in the BlackBerry 10 universe, you're in luck - a video has surfaced - leaked, rather - with a great first peek at the system. You'll be able to see the BlackBerry L Series and the BlackBerry N Series in all their glory. The L Series is something you may have glimpsed before, it having a full touchscreen interface, while the N Series has what you might recognize as a more classic BlackBerry look, complete with a lovely full physical QWERTY keyboard - minus the massive trackball, of course.

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RIM Fiscal Q2 2013 brings on slightly less terrible results than last quarter

RIM Fiscal Q2 2013 brings on slightly less terrible results than last quarter

Compared to the earnings report in the quarter directly before this one, RIM is looking pretty good considering they've had a nat GAAP loss of $235 million USD on revenues of $2.9 billion. The quarter before this one we saw RIM with a net loss of $518 million on $2.8 billion in revenue - this is also the first time in the last three quarters that they've pushed their quarterly revenue upward instead of downward. This report comes after a particularly positive BlackBerry Jam session earlier this week which saw a boost in stock prices for the Canadian company.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 26, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 26, 2012

We've made it through hump day, which means only two more work days to go before the weekend arrives again. Yesterday, we found out about a hack that was resetting Samsung Galaxy S IIIs to their factory settings. Samsung said that the security hole had since been fixed, but today we heard that the remote hack isn't limited to just Samsung devices. The iPhone 5 might be heading to China soon, and we heard that Apple's new Lightning connector isn't identical on both sides. Google maps is rumored to be hitting iOS 6 by the end of the year, which goes hand-in-hand with new report that claims Apple ditched Google Maps because it doesn't offer turn-by-turn navigation.

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