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BlackBerry Torch 9810 Review

BlackBerry Torch 9810 Review

It's been more than a year since we reviewed the BlackBerry Torch 9800, RIM's hybrid touch/QWERTY slider, and while the company says the smartphone has gone on to be one of their more popular devices, we couldn't get past the underwhelming screen resolution and easily choked processor. Now, RIM has returned with the BlackBerry Torch 9810, with a faster CPU, more pixels and a copy of the BlackBerry 7 OS. Is it enough to flick the Torch onto full-beam? Check out the SlashGear review after the cut.

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BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 Review

BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860 Review

Mention all-touch and BlackBerry in the same sentence, and it's tough not to experience an involuntary Storm-shudder. RIM's belated answer to the iPhone failed to grab it the chunk of the touchscreen smartphone market it expected, and while the Storm 2 was an improvement, the company is yet to entirely convince when there's no physical keyboard. Third time lucky, perhaps, with the BlackBerry Torch 9850, a compact BlackBerry 7 smartphone (aka the Torch 9860, the only difference being CDMA/GSM connectivity) hoping to convince us that QWERTY-free doesn't mean zero appeal. Check out the SlashGear review after the cut.

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First BlackBerry QNX phone a 4-inch “mini-PlayBook” says analyst

First BlackBerry QNX phone a 4-inch “mini-PlayBook” says analyst

Contrasting rumors over RIM's QNX smartphone plans for 2012 today, with an RBC Capital Markets analyst suggesting that, rather than the Colt handset tipped earlier this week, the BlackBerry manufacturer's first device will be a "mini-PlayBook." The handset, Mike Abramsky suggested in an investor note today, will look like the 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook tablet but smaller, using a 4-inch display and a dual-core processor.

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BlackBerry 7 Devices Already Obsolete?

BlackBerry 7 Devices Already Obsolete?

Research In Motion (RIM) unveiled several new BlackBerry 7 OS smartphones this morning including the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, the Blackberry Torch 9810, and the BlackBerry Torch 9850/9860. All of which will include new touchscreen displays on familiar form factors. These phones won't ship until later this month, but are they already obsolete?

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RIM Teases New BlackBerry OS 7 Device Details Coming Tomorrow

RIM Teases New BlackBerry OS 7 Device Details Coming Tomorrow

Research In Motion (RIM) has just tweeted a message not more than an hour ago, teasing new details of their upcoming BlackBerry OS 7 devices. The company is set to launch seven of these devices before the end of this year in hopes of turning things around and providing enough buffer time before its transition to a new QNX platform.

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Seven BlackBerry 7 smartphones incoming as RIM struggles to compete

Seven BlackBerry 7 smartphones incoming as RIM struggles to compete

RIM is not doing well on the smartphone market today as users leave in droves for the iPhone and Android devices. RIM's Blackberry line of smartphones was once the most popular on the market and that popularity has waned as RIM struggled to keep up with the rapidly changing smartphone market. RIM also has difficulty in the tablet market with sales of its Playbook tablet a disappointment to the company.

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RIM: No BlackBerry 7 OS for existing phones

RIM: No BlackBerry 7 OS for existing phones

RIM has confirmed that existing BlackBerry handsets will not be getting an upgrade to BlackBerry 7 OS, as unveiled this morning on the Bold 9900/9930. Confirmed at BlackBerry World 2011 this morning, the absence of legacy support means current devices will be stuck at OS 6.x.

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BlackBerry 7 confirmed as renamed OS 6.1 since “such a big update”

BlackBerry 7 confirmed as renamed OS 6.1 since “such a big update”

RIM has confirmed that BlackBerry 6.1 will be renamed BlackBerry 7, with co-CEO Jim Balsillie describing the OS as "such a big update" that it deserved a new version number. The nomenclature change had been tipped earlier this week, with Balsillie name-checking the new software during the RIM shipment forecast call yesterday.

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RIM’s BlackBerry 7 a simple OS 6.1 rebadge?

RIM’s BlackBerry 7 a simple OS 6.1 rebadge?

RIM may be closer to releasing BlackBerry 7, its new mobile OS, sooner than we thought, though it's not quite the software revolution we were hoping for. According to CrackBerry's sources, RIM intends to launch BlackBerry 6 at its BlackBerry World 2011 event next week; however, rather than being the QNX-based smartphone platform rumored before, it's expected to be a more straightforward rebrand of what has, until now, been known as BlackBerry 6.1.

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