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BlackBerry Z10 now available on AT&T

BlackBerry Z10 now available on AT&T

After a couple of months of Canada and the UK already enjoying their BlackBerry Z10, the device has finally hit the US and is available on AT&T's network starting today, making them the first US carrier to make the new phone available to customers. You can now grab the BlackBerry 10-equipped device for $200 after signing a new two-year contract.

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Blackberry plans to roll out high-end smartphone in time for the holidays

Blackberry plans to roll out high-end smartphone in time for the holidays

Blackberry, ever-ambitious and pushing to regain all it has slowly lost, plans to release a flagship handset in time for the holiday season, a phone the company's CEO Thorsten Heins says he is "very excited about." This information comes from an interview the CEO had with the folks over at CNET, and while precious few details were given, it is said to be one of a few the company plans to launch in 2013.

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Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt: BlackBerry User

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt: BlackBerry User

When you're the Executive Chairman of a company who makes a large chunk of its business surround a mobile operating system like Google does with Android, you don't go around using a BlackBerry. That is, unless you're Eric Schmidt. It was confirmed this week that Schmidt, while speaking at the Activate conference in India to Guardian editor-in-chief Alan Rusbridger, that Schmidt uses a BlackBerry smartphone because he likes the keyboard. If that's not the news of the day in the gadget universe, I don't know what is.

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Department of Defense denies ditching BlackBerry for iOS [UPDATE: Official Statement]

Department of Defense denies ditching BlackBerry for iOS [UPDATE: Official Statement]

Yesterday, we reported that the Department of Defense was rumored to be ordering 650,000 iOS devices in order to ditch BlackBerry. It's actually been reported for the last several weeks that the Department of Defense was aiming their sites on iOS instead of BlackBerry. However, the government agency has spoken, and has denied that they're ditching BlackBerry for another platform.

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Department of Defense to buy more than 650,000 iOS devices say sources

Department of Defense to buy more than 650,000 iOS devices say sources

Things aren't looking so great for Blackberry, if information provided to Electronista is to be believed. Back in October, word had surfaced that the Pentagon would be taking in iOS and Android devices on top of Blackberry, which has been a staple platform for many government agencies. Last month, we reported that the Pentagon would be rolling out 100,000 of the devices by next year, but it would seem things have changed, with an order of over 650,000 iOS devices pending.

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T-Mobile 4G LTE event planned for March 26th

T-Mobile 4G LTE event planned for March 26th

Invites have been sent for a March T-Mobile event that will undoubtedly unleash a pack of information surrounding not only their upcoming 4G LTE network launch, but a set of exciting new services as well. With New York set as the event location, we're guessing - and we're pretty confident - that the Empire State or at least the Big Apple itself will be home to some turned-on speeds for mobile users throughout the city. Earlier today it was also confirmed that T-Mobile-carried Galaxy Note II devices will be updated with 4G LTE connectivity availability this week.

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Google Babble and the future of chat singularity

Google Babble and the future of chat singularity

Today the folks at Google have been tipped to be pushing all (if not most) of their chat apps and ecosystems together into a single entity called Babble. This single chat system would take everything that is Google Talk, Google+ Hangouts, Voice, and Messenger, combining them into a final product that spans the entirety of your Google-made universe. With Babble, Google will have its Gmail for chat.

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BlackBerry CEO: iPhone is old news

BlackBerry CEO: iPhone is old news

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has dismissed the iPhone for slowly innovating, arguing that while BlackBerry 10 owes iOS for its groundwork on touch devices, Apple's aging UI leaves it passé. "Apple did a fantastic job in bringing touch devices to market, they did a fantastic job with the user interface" Heins told The Australian Financial Review as the Z10 made its debut down under, but argued that "the rate of innovation is so high in our industry that if you don't innovate ... you can be replaced pretty quickly." That's something Apple should fear, Heins argues.

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