BlackBerry 10

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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Do You Trust RIM?

Do You Trust RIM?

RIM is in a heap of trouble, but you wouldn't know it from the attendance at BlackBerry World in Orlando earlier this month, where literally thousands of people packed a giant conference room to hear CEO Thorsten Heins' keynote address, meet with RIM account teams, and attend developer events. These weren't just holdouts from RIM's government or enterprise base, either; RIM allowed BlackBerry World alumnae to skip some lines, and the "SpeedPass" lines were 20x shorter than the regular ones. RIM has been growing rapidly some global markets, and many of the attendees appeared to hail from these locales, where the BlackBerry brand – and BBM in particular – are hallmarks of upwardly mobile youth.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 3, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 3, 2012

Happy Thursday, everyone. Are you ready to see what made news in the world of tech today? Then get ready for a ride because it was a huge day. For starters, the jury is closing in on a verdict in Oracls vs Google case. That's something that would normally trigger a lot of discussion but it was far overshadowed because.....Samsung's Galaxy S III was officially announced. And, as if that wasn't enough, Facebook's IPO has been set at $11.8 billion.

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RIM confirms Scalado tech in BlackBerry 10 camera

RIM confirms Scalado tech in BlackBerry 10 camera

RIM has confirmed that it is licensing Scalado's imaging technology for the new BlackBerry 10 camera. When RIM unveiled BlackBerry 10 this week, it showed off an impressive new camera app boasting features very similar to those introduced previously by Scalado, including the ability to remove unwanted background objects and isolate faces in a sequence of shots to select the best ones to merge together.

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BlackBerry 10 phones reset ‘laser focus’

BlackBerry 10 phones reset ‘laser focus’

Fans of the BlackBerry phone this week should be at least somewhat reassured that their beloved smartphone interface will be around for the future, certainly if RIM chief executive Thorsten Heins has anything to say about it. In videos presented this week on the platform that'll bring the Research in Motion smartphone operating system back to it's roots with future-seeking intent, BlackBerry 10 is the companies current best hope. What you'll see here is BlackBerry attempting to keep up with Android and the iPhone's iOS whilst remaining true to its roots enough to please those still loyal to the brand.

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RIM close to hiring new marketing chief, stock tanks

RIM close to hiring new marketing chief, stock tanks

RIM stock has tanked again today, despite news that the company will soon have a new marketing chief. Following a preview of BlackBerry 10 at RIM's annual BlackBerry World conference this week, CEO Thorsten Heins said that the company is very close to hiring a new chief marketing officer, replacing Keith Pardy, who left last March ahead of the PlayBook launch.

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