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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: September 26, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: September 26, 2012

This morning we're bubbling around in the middle of the week with a mix of Windows Phone 8, iPhone 5 incoming wave madness, and the looming BlackBerry 10 release. Of course there's a lot of non-mobile stuff coming up as well, and we've gone and done a whole car review, but there's always a bunch of phones to love up on! There's also some chip news, apps for the devices you just bought, and no less than sixteen billion new devices in all realms as well - did I mention that I've been gone for a week? That's Chris Burns, gone for a whole week - I'll be writing an article about how it's felt to be out of the loop, so to speak.

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RIM launches BlackBerry 10 development tools beta update

RIM launches BlackBerry 10 development tools beta update

Today was a big day for RIM. The struggling company took the stage today to talk about all things BlackBerry 10, announcing a number of new features and telling us that carrier testing for the incoming OS will begin next month. For the BlackBerry faithful, today was a exciting day, but RIM didn't stop at showcasing the new features of BlackBerry 10, launching a new update to its BlackBerry 10 development tools beta today as well.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 25, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 25, 2012

We've had a rather interesting Tuesday here at SlashGear, thanks in no small part to RIM. The company held its BlackBerry Jam today, introducing us to new BlackBerry 10 features like Peek and Flow. We also learned that BlackBerry 10 will come with support for your favorite social networks, even offering a native Facebook app. Carrier testing on the new mobile OS will begin next month, and RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said that BlackBerry has a good shot at becoming number three behind Android and iOS.

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BlackBerry 10 Peek finesses notifications

BlackBerry 10 Peek finesses notifications

Today RIM and BlackBerry is showing off their new and improved mobile operating system in BlackBerry 10 -- better known as BB10. Today at BlackBerry Jam (yes that's the name) they've been sharing all sorts of details about a better and faster system, seamless user experiences and more. One feature that was surely worth mentioning was "peek" where you simply slide up from the bottom bezel to get a peek at your entire BlackBerry Hub.

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BlackBerry growth stagnant warn experts (and BlackBerry 10 might not fix it)

BlackBerry growth stagnant warn experts (and BlackBerry 10 might not fix it)

RIM is facing its first ever quarter with zero subscriber growth, industry experts predict, as it feels the pain of the delays around BlackBerry 10 and the increasing appeal of iOS and Android. Having managed to eke out more users despite aging software until now, RIM's customer base is expected to plateau, The Globe and Mail reports, with enterprise customers defecting from BlackBerry devices. However, some aren't even confident that BlackBerry 10 is sufficient to stem the user defections.

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RIM and Microsoft strike up a licensing deal for exFAT

RIM and Microsoft strike up a licensing deal for exFAT

Struggling BlackBerry platform holder RIM announced today that it has reached a licensing deal with Microsoft, but instead of RIM licensing out its tech like CEO Thorsten Heins has suggested many times in the past, RIM is the one paying out the licensing fee this time around. The deal gives RIM access to Microsoft's Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) technology, a system that allows for the easy transfer of large files between PCs and other devices like smartphones.

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BlackBerry sales dwindle to nil in “meaningful number” of US stores

BlackBerry sales dwindle to nil in “meaningful number” of US stores

BlackBerry sales in the US have ditched and some stores have failed to sell a single handset from RIM's range in the past month, according to analyst checks, painting a dreary picture of the Canadian company's future. "We believe that current run rates are roughly one-fifth of those we saw in the US just eight months ago," Pacific Crest's James Faucette told AllThingsD, adding ominously that "we found a meaningful number of carrier retail locations which had not sold a single BlackBerry in over a month."

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