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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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RIM: BlackBerry 10 phones with physical QWERTY in pipeline

RIM: BlackBerry 10 phones with physical QWERTY in pipeline

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has insisted that there will be QWERTY-keyboard blessed BlackBerry 10 handsets when the new platform launches, despite the developer device being touch-only. The company prompted speculation yesterday that it was shifting away from its legendary hardware keyboards, when it confirmed plans to distribute a full-touch BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha to developers attending BlackBerry World 2012 this week, and spent keynote time demonstrating a new on-screen keyboard with predictive text.

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BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha freebies can’t save RIM’s stock

BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha freebies can’t save RIM’s stock

RIM may be handing out BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha devices to all and sundry at BlackBerry World 2012, but the company is stressing hard that consumers shouldn't expect to see the pixel-dense prototype on store shelves. Intended to give developers a real-world device on which to trial their BlackBerry 10 SDK efforts on, the Dev Alpha may well end up being significantly different to what goes on sale later in 2012. The absence of any hard news on RIM's commercial launch plans has seen shares in the company take a dive.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 1, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: May 1, 2012

Happy Tuesday, everyone. It's the beginning of the month. We're always halfway through the year and the tech news wires are cranking as strong as ever. First off, an update to the LG/Windows Phone story - LG denies ditching Windows Phone. And speaking of mobile platforms that people are running from, RIM guarantees Blackberry 10 devs $10,000. So how about that other non-Apple mobile platform? Yeah, it's doing pretty well. Comscore pumps Android to 51% market share.

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RIM guarantees BlackBerry 10 devs $10,000

RIM guarantees BlackBerry 10 devs $10,000

RIM today unveiled its next-gen QNX-based platform, BlackBerry 10, and it's willing to pledge some money to motivate developers to create apps for the new OS. BlackBerry 10 developers are guaranteed to earn $10,000 per app in the first year or else RIM will pay the difference.

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BlackBerry 10 Prototype says to iPhone: “Wake Up”

BlackBerry 10 Prototype says to iPhone: “Wake Up”

The folks at Research in Motion have revealed their BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device, a smartphone which very clearly speaks to Apple in the same way their Australian "Wake Up" campaign has this past month. RIM revealed today that they were and are behind the Wake Up campaign in Australia in which their ultimate aim will be to show how Australians want to "do business" in the country - not with Apple, we must assume. So what BlackBerry 10 will be launched with is a developer model smartphone that looks strikingly like another well-known smartphone. Does it ring any bells for you?

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