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RIM CEO on BlackBerry 10 delay: “I could still see the seams”

RIM CEO on BlackBerry 10 delay: “I could still see the seams”

RIM chief exec Thorsten Heins has again defended the company's decision to delay BlackBerry 10 devices, saying he was dissatisfied with the remaining flaws in what's intended to be a "seamless environment." RIM recently confirmed that phones running BlackBerry 10 would now arrive in early 2013, rather than late 2012 as previously promised; Heins told The Globe and Mail that "the goal of BlackBerry 10 is to bring some of the best technologies in the world together in a seamless environment" and that he was frustrated by how the company's software engineers hadn't quite achieved that.

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RIM cash reserves threatened by carrier fee cut demands

RIM cash reserves threatened by carrier fee cut demands

RIM's financial struggles to make it through until BlackBerry 10 hits the market early next year are set to increase, with carriers pressuring the Canadian company to slim its monthly server fees. Operators like AT&T and Verizon have each demanded a reduction in the fees RIM charges for subscribers to access BlackBerry servers, Bloomberg reports, something the company is understandably reluctant to do as they account for more than a third of annual revenue.

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RIM CEO: We’re not in a death spiral

RIM CEO: We’re not in a death spiral

After a disastrous earnings call that revealed that BlackBerry 10 would be delayed to the first quarter of next year, and the announcement that 5,000 further jobs would be cut from the company, things definitely weren’t look good for RIM. The current CEO, Thorsten Heins, has taken to the airwaves to say that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the company, and that it isn’t “in a death spiral.”

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Leaked BlackBerry 10 roadmap reveals 2013 plans

Leaked BlackBerry 10 roadmap reveals 2013 plans

Things aren’t looking good for RIM, but the company needs to move ahead if it wants to try to survive in such a competitive market. BlackBerryOS have gotten their hands on RIM’s roadmap going forward, which shows several BlackBerry devices planned for release. The first is the elusive 4G version of the BlackBerry PlayBook. Rumors have indicated that this device has been on the cards for a while, and the slide shows it’ll hopefully be landing in the fourth quarter.

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So long, RIM, and thanks for all the phones

So long, RIM, and thanks for all the phones

Oh RIM. Where did it all go wrong? The company has been flailing for some time now, but its dismal financials on the latest earnings call paired with the announcement that BlackBerry 10 won’t make an appearance until the first quarter of next year has almost certainly sealed RIM’s fate. It’s not quite the end of the road just yet, but the light at the end of the tunnel is growing dimmer with each passing day.

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RIM mulls Windows Phone partnership amid squashed BlackBerry

RIM mulls Windows Phone partnership amid squashed BlackBerry

RIM reported a disastrous Q1 2013 financial result in an earnings call yesterday, with the company still resolute in preparing BlackBerry 10 despite yet another delay. RIM also noted how it would be exploring all available avenues, and Reuters is reporting that the company’s board is coming under increasing pressure to sell its software services or partner with Microsoft on Windows Phone.

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RIM reports dire Q1 2013: $518m loss and BlackBerry 10 delayed

RIM reports dire Q1 2013: $518m loss and BlackBerry 10 delayed

RIM's Q1 2013 results are out, and it's dire reading for the BlackBerry maker: a net loss of $518m for the three month period, and the confession that BlackBerry 10 will miss its launch window. Instead, the first device running the new platform is now only expected in the first calendar quarter of 2013, rather than Q4 2012 as previously promised, though that will shrink the period between the initial all-touch handset arriving and a QWERTY device due to drop shortly after. Between then and now, though, there'll be even more job losses.

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BBM design for BlackBerry 10 leaks

BBM design for BlackBerry 10 leaks

Just yesterday we saw details leak of RIM’s new BlackBerry handsets, with touchscreen and QWERTY keyboard offerings that will both run BlackBerry 10. N4BB is back with yet another leak, this time of the revamped BlackBerry Messenger that will debut along with the new version of the operating system. The biggest change seems to be a redesigned user interface with an eye-catching color scheme.

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BlackBerry L-Series and QWERTY N-Series leak with BB10

BlackBerry L-Series and QWERTY N-Series leak with BB10

Details of two of RIM's earliest BlackBerry 10 handsets have apparently leaked, tipping sibling series of all-touch and QWERTY-blessed smartphones running the next-gen OS. According to what's tipped as an internal slide, sourced by N4BB, RIM is readying the full-touch BlackBerry L-Series - with a 768 x 1280 display -  alongside the BlackBerry N-Series, which will have a QWERTY keyboard and a 720 x 720 display.

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RIM confirms first BlackBerry 10 device won’t have physical keyboard

RIM confirms first BlackBerry 10 device won’t have physical keyboard

RIM confirmed today that its very first BlackBerry 10 device will not be featuring a physical keyboard, which has been iconic of the brand. Instead, it will go the route of touchscreen only, featuring a soft-keyboard like the one previewed on the developer version back at BlackBerry World. However, RIM does note that Blackberry 10 devices with physical keyboards will be available in the future.

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RIM cans 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook

RIM cans 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook

Say what you will about RIM’s tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook, but it does have its audience. Reports have been coming in across the internet that the 16GB model of the PlayBook has become increasingly hard to find, with only existing stock remaining and no new 16GB models due to hit shelves. RIM has now confirmed the move in a statement to Engadget, saying that the 32GB and 64GB models represent better value.

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iPhone raids BlackBerry 10 keyboard magic

iPhone raids BlackBerry 10 keyboard magic

Could the iPhone raid one of RIM's headline BlackBerry 10 features before the Canadian company's own handsets are even near the shelves? If the iOS developer behind Octopus Keyboard has his way, it will: Mario Hros has been telling iDownloadBlog about the custom iPhone 'board he's been cooking up, borrowing the floating auto-prediction system RIM demonstrated at BlackBerry World and slapping the gesture-based UI onto his own iOS version.

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