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BlackBerry 10 will be available at Verizon on launch day

BlackBerry 10 will be available at Verizon on launch day

It's hardly a secret that RIM is suffering in a big way, and the company is hoping that the eventual release of BlackBerry 10 will be able to pull it out of this rut. RIM has been given a glimmer of hope in the form of a Verizon announcement, with the company's chief marketing officer Tami Erwin telling CNET that Verizon will offer at least one BlackBerry 10 device when the operating system launches.

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BlackBerry 10 L-Series smartphone leaks in video and photo form

BlackBerry 10 L-Series smartphone leaks in video and photo form

If you're waiting for the next generation of RIM's software-toting smartphone, you'll be glad to see the BlackBerry 10 L-Series appearing tonight in a single leaked photo and a hands-on video that'll have you freaking out. You'll be seeing a Battery, a SIM card, and more all-touch interface action than you can handle. The battery is an LS1 1800mAh meaning this device is more than likely near-complete and ready for prime-time action and the software is looking quite square.

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BlackBerry 10 ready for licensing soon according to RIM

BlackBerry 10 ready for licensing soon according to RIM

The outlook for RIM continues to cloud up as more and more consumers and business users leave the BlackBerry line of smartphones and head to Android or the iPhone. RIM is betting big on the BlackBerry 10 operating system in hopes that it will help turn the company's fortunes around. I think it's going to take more than a decent operating system to lure people back to the BlackBerry smartphone; the company needs compelling hardware as well.

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Samsung denies BlackBerry 10 interest (again)

Samsung denies BlackBerry 10 interest (again)

RIM's stock may have received a surprise boost over rumors of Samsung sniffing around its technology, but that surge could swiftly sour after denials by the Korean company that acquisition or licensing is under consideration. Analyst chatter earlier in the week prompted renewed speculation that Samsung might make a play for BlackBerry 10, as a way of diluting its reliance on Android, but the company was quick to dampen down chatter.

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RIM stock jumps thanks to reported Samsung deal

RIM stock jumps thanks to reported Samsung deal

Things aren't looking too good for ol' RIM, and haven't been for a while, but the struggling BlackBerry developer got a ray of light today in the form of a stock boost. RIM's stock climbed 4.2% to $7.62, Bloomberg reports, thanks to renewed rumors that Samsung may be looking to license BlackBerry 10 from the company. Samsung may also be interested in buying out the beleaguered RIM, but so far the company's intentions aren't clear.

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RIM doing the sums on BlackBerry 10 licensing admits CEO

RIM doing the sums on BlackBerry 10 licensing admits CEO

RIM is investigating licensing out BlackBerry 10 to rival manufacturers, building reference designs that it would then allow other companies to produce in bulk. Again denying that RIM is in a financial slump, CEO Thorsten Heins confirmed to the Telegraph that the company is "investigating" the possibility of licensing the upcoming new platform, revealing that "we're working with the financial advisers to see if we do this where it would take the company."

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 31, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 31, 2012

The Sun may be setting on the final day of July, but it's also setting on the second day of the patent trial between Apple and Samsung. Today Apple gave its opening arguments while successfully getting a Google employee off the jury. Apple's lead attorney seemed to think that Samsung would be taking a "devil made me do it" approach to its defense, while the Galaxy S manufacturer (which has a lot at stake in this trial) instead said that the iPhone was "inspiring to everyone." Though it initially seemed that this trial would be nothing but boring patent talk, it now appears that it will be quite entertaining, so long as Apple and Samsung continue taking swings at one another like they did today.

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TAT founder abandons RIM well before BlackBerry 10 unleashed [UPDATE: RIM comments]

TAT founder abandons RIM well before BlackBerry 10 unleashed [UPDATE: RIM comments]

In a sign that's certainly not good for the upcoming software release, the founder of the developer group behind the user interface improvements that'll be found on BlackBerry 10 has left RIM. Hampus Jakobsson has made his exit from the company with little more than a tweet this week, noting that he leaves BlackBerry 10 in the capable hands of TAT (The Astonishing Tribe) and RIM. At the moment it seems that Jakobsson will pursue other projects in the startup realm of software.

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RIM reportedly cutting 3,000 jobs on August 13th

RIM reportedly cutting 3,000 jobs on August 13th

Troubling times still lie ahead for RIM. The company announced during its most recent financial results that BlackBerry 10 would be delayed until the beginning of 2013. On top of that, RIM announced that further layoffs at the company would be necessary, with thousands of jobs already having been cut. A source speaking to Cantech Letter has now revealed that 3,000 employees at RIM will lose their jobs on August 13th.

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