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BlackBerry 10 Wrap-Up

BlackBerry 10 Wrap-Up

Today was a big day for RIM. At BlackBerry World, they needed to impress customers, developers, and the tech press with BlackBerry 10, and while it doesn’t seem like a slam dunk, what has been seen so far seems to have been met with a positive reception. It’s been a busy day, but so far we’ve seen a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device, basic functionality of the OS, and a demo of various apps coming to the platform.

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PixelMags demos BlackBerry 10 magazine app

PixelMags demos BlackBerry 10 magazine app

Aside from general functionality and gaming, RIM also showed off some other aspects of BlackBerry 10, notable magazine functionality. PixelMags took to the stage to talk about its mobile app that it would be creating for Blackberry 10. On top of that, every BlackBerry 10 user will receive 10 minutes of free reading per month. After that, you’ll need to fork over some cash.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: May 1, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: May 1, 2012

This morning we'll be continuing our ongoing series exploring the inner workings of the upcoming blockbuster film Prometheus - expect more monsters today! Then we've got one whole heck of a lot of BlackBerry 10 going on - releases galore! So many releases that your head will spin - it could be the rebirth of BlackBerry as we know it! And of course we've got a review of a major product as well, wouldn't be a fabulous morning without that - BIG JAMBOX for your ears!

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RIM focusing on gaming with BlackBerry 10

RIM focusing on gaming with BlackBerry 10

You’d be forgiven for thinking that RIM would want to play it safe with BlackBerry 10 and stick to what it knows best, enterprise support. That’s definitely important, but the Canadian company is also placing a heavy emphasis on games for its next-gen platform. Several developers took to the stage at BlackBerry World in order to extol the virtues of BB10’s APIs and ease of use.

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BlackBerry 10 functionality detailed

BlackBerry 10 functionality detailed

BlackBerry World is well underway, with RIM CEO Thorsten Heins taking to the stage to detail the features that BlackBerry 10 will bring to the table. Based on QNX like the PlayBook OS, BB10 will bring BlackBerry up to speed and add features typically found with modern day smartphone operating systems, with couple of new twists too.

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BlackBerry 10 launches

BlackBerry 10 launches

RIM has officially launched BlackBerry 10, the company's next-gen OS, at BlackBerry World 2012 this week, previewing the platform on a brand new developer device and pinning its hopes for the future on the QNX-based software. Previewed back in the days when RIM was still calling it BBX, BlackBerry 10 leans heavily on HTML5 for its cross-platform software support. There's also an initial developer toolkit for native and HTML5 software development, fresh and ready for download today, with RIM hoping coders get busy creating apps ready for launch-day.

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RIM unveils BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device

RIM unveils BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device

RIM has just taken the lid off its BlackBerry 10 dev alpha kit. What you’re looking at is essentially a miniature PlayBook, with a similar design and GUI. RIM hasn’t detailed the internals of the device, but some basic specs are known: the device has a 4.2-inch screen with a 1280x768 resolution, 16GB of storage, and 1GB of RAM. The dev alpha is also said to have a mini HDMI port, a microSD card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, and three stage volume rocker.

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RIM admits to being the culprit in Apple Store flashmob

RIM admits to being the culprit in Apple Store flashmob

Research in Motion has admitted that it was the one that orchestrated a flashmob scene at an Apple Store in Sydney, Australia. The scene gained mass attention around the world, as people there were depicted as being part of an anti-Apple protest. Participants held up signs that read "Wake Up." It was originally believed that Samsung might be behind the demonstration, since there is a nuclear war going on between Samsung and Apple.

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RIM’s three key goals for BlackBerry World 2012

RIM’s three key goals for BlackBerry World 2012

The company known as Research in Motion will need to prove themselves substantially this year at their biggest developer event, BlackBerry World, if they hope to keep afloat for long. To do this, they've got a bit of work to do, work that can be summarized in three easy points that are not so easy to make a reality. Let's have a look at what BlackBerry's makers can do to keep what's traditionally been the business end of the mobile world alive.

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BlackBerry 10 release set for October

BlackBerry 10 release set for October

The first BlackBerry 10 device today has been tipped for October, with the first announcement of this new-age device set for as early as August. This information comes from N4BB where they've been tipped off that RIM is currently gearing up for their first announcement after July. This goes well with Research in Motion's CEO Thorsten Heins' previous statement that the first BB10 device would be appearing in the "later half of 2012."

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Ditch BB10 and rebuild on Windows Phone rants RIM insider

Ditch BB10 and rebuild on Windows Phone rants RIM insider

RIM may have no intention of exiting the consumer market, despite its appalling recent quarter, but the consumer market itself looks like it's inescapably drifting away from BlackBerry. CEO Thorsten Heins is still apparently wedded to BlackBerry 10, the company's next-gen OS, suggesting during yesterday's financial release that RIM would consider licensing it out to rivals. However, insiders at the firm are growing increasingly outspoken, with calls that RIM should abandon the platform "experiment" and instead follow Nokia in leaping to Windows Phone and Microsoft's warm embrace.

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