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RIM unveils new BlackBerry Curve smartphones

RIM unveils new BlackBerry Curve smartphones

RIM announced today three new models for its BlackBerry Curve smartphone series that will run the BlackBerry 7 OS---the BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360, and 9370. Designed for the mid-tier market, these new handsets are affordable, easy-to-use, full-featured, and socially-connected. They will be excellent for customers upgrading from a feature phone or a previous generation BlackBerry Curve.

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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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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’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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