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BlackBerry Tablet, Slider in the works

BlackBerry Tablet, Slider in the works

This week has been a strangely powerful one on the underground for BlackBerry, starting with Kim Kardashian and rolling out with word from BlackBerry CEO that they're working on concept oddities. This word comes from the MIT Enterprise Forum in Hong Kong during a Question and Answer session during the "Technologies That Matter Series." Remember that these are concept works, not necessarily things that will come to fruition with BlackBerry in the near future. And you've already got a BlackBerry PlayBook in your backpack now, right?

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BlackBerry posts $84m loss in Q1 2014; predicts more losses to come

BlackBerry posts $84m loss in Q1 2014; predicts more losses to come

BlackBerry saw smartphone sales rise in the most recent quarter, financial year Q1 2014, but failed to make a profit, with losses of $84m ramping up the pressure on CEO Thorsten Heins to turn around the firm. The Canadian company's latest results show revenues rose - year-on-year - for the three month period, now up to $3.1bn compared to $2.8bn in 2012 - with sales overall of 6.8m Blackberry handsets, though it has not yet detailed what proportion of those ran BlackBerry 10.

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BlackBerry PlayBook sequel unlikely as Heins slams tablets

BlackBerry PlayBook sequel unlikely as Heins slams tablets

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has dismissed the long-term potential for tablets, arguing that time is running out on slates and - perhaps still stinging from the PlayBook failure - suggesting they're a bad business model. Heins, who had been suitably ebullient about the likely success of the recently-released BlackBerry Q10, predicting sales in the tens of millions, was equally critical of tablet options. "In five years I don't think there'll be a reason to have a tablet anymore" he predicted.

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RIM Q3 2013 Earnings show customer loss and profit gain

RIM Q3 2013 Earnings show customer loss and profit gain

Whatever works, they always say, and thus it is with RIM's newest earnings call in which they've got a profit showing in their 2013 fiscal third quarter, but appear to have indirectly payed for it with a loss of subscribers. One of the big reasons the company that'll soon be delivering BlackBerry 10 showed a profit of $14 million (3 cents a share) this quarter was a tax settlement, but compared to just one year ago, even this profit is paltry. One year ago this same quarter, RIM posted a profit of $265 million (51 cents a share).

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More iPads shipped daily than BlackBerry PlayBooks each quarter

More iPads shipped daily than BlackBerry PlayBooks each quarter

It's no secret that the iPad is the most successful tablet computer on the market by a giant margin, but a statistic in RIM's recent earnings call on the sales of their own BlackBerry PlayBook should flip your lid. Noting that they'd had sales of 130,000 units with the PlayBook throughout the last quarter, Research in Motion inadvertently showed how the tablet is doing up against its Apple competitor. In comparison, Apple's most recent earnings report showed the company to be selling approximately 188 thousand iPads a day.

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RIM launches BlackBerry 10 development tools beta update

RIM launches BlackBerry 10 development tools beta update

Today was a big day for RIM. The struggling company took the stage today to talk about all things BlackBerry 10, announcing a number of new features and telling us that carrier testing for the incoming OS will begin next month. For the BlackBerry faithful, today was a exciting day, but RIM didn't stop at showcasing the new features of BlackBerry 10, launching a new update to its BlackBerry 10 development tools beta today as well.

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