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RIM lied on BlackBerry 10 delay excuse claims pessimistic insider

RIM lied on BlackBerry 10 delay excuse claims pessimistic insider

RIM coCEO Mike Lazaridis lied about the cause of the BlackBerry 10 smartphone delay, an insider at the Canadian firm has alleged, with neither hardware nor software ready for public view. "RIM is simply pushing this out as long as they can for one reason, they don’t have a working product yet" the high-level source told BGR, suggesting that Lazarisis' hint that RIM was waiting on a new 4G LTE chipset was misleading.

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BBX renamed BlackBerry 10 as RIM loses trademark case

BBX renamed BlackBerry 10 as RIM loses trademark case

RIM has been forced to rethink branding for its next-gen smartphone and tablet OS, changing the name to BlackBerry 10 after a trademark suit saw it blocked from using "BBX" as planned. The QNX-based platform had been announced in October, with RIM hoping to pull together the OS already in use on the little-loved BlackBerry PlayBook tablet with its 2012 smartphone refresh. However, software company Basis International had already registered BBX, and secured a temporary restraining order against the Canadian company blocking it from using the name at DevCon this week.

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RIM’s first BlackBerry QNX smartphone surfaces

RIM’s first BlackBerry QNX smartphone surfaces

What's purported to be a snapshot of RIM's very first BlackBerry with the company's new QNX-based OS, also now known as BBX, has emerged. The handset is codenamed "London" and is scheduled for release sometime in June of 2012. The source of the image also revealed the specs for this all-touchscreen device that's certainly cosmetically a huge departure from RIM's traditional BlackBerry styling.

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RIM’s first BBX phones to mimic PlayBook display, support BES

RIM’s first BBX phones to mimic PlayBook display, support BES

RIM's BBX-based next gen smartphones will squeeze PlayBook resolution displays into pocket-scale form factors, the company has confirmed, promising 1024 x 600, 16:9 handsets. RIM VP of developer relations and ecosystem development Alec Saunders told PCMag that developers who produced apps for the BlackBerry PlayBook could also be confident that it would run on the company's first BBX smartphones, expected in the new year. However, there are suggestions that alternative screen sizes and resolutions are also in the pipeline.

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 outed with Android app converter

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 outed with Android app converter

RIM's BBX may be in the pipeline, but it's the Developer Beta of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 that's here today. Announced at BlackBerry DevCon 2011 this morning, the new OS 2.0 includes the BlackBerry Plug-In for Android Development Tools, which allows coders to use the existing Eclipse Android development environment to make software that will also run on the PlayBook. There's also RIM's Runtime for Android Apps which now has an online tool to convert your Android apps into a PlayBook-friendly package.

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BlackBerry BBX OS revealed for future phones & tablets

BlackBerry BBX OS revealed for future phones & tablets

It's not all Android today; RIM is holding its DevCon 2011 conference, and the company has announced BBX, the latest iteration of QNX. Running on the next generation of BlackBerry smartphones as well as on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and in embedded systems, BBX pulls together all of RIM's platforms into a single point, consisting of BBS-OS along with the BBM Social Platform and the company's famed always-on push services..

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BlackBerry QNX platform name leaked as BBX

BlackBerry QNX platform name leaked as BBX

RIM's QNX-based next-gen platform for its BlackBerry smartphones and tablets may be called BlackBerry X or BBX. The name was leaked by a slide shown during a presentation at the QNX Auto Summit Japan 2011 conference, which was focused on in-car entertainment systems developed on the QNX framework.

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RIM PlayBook Android app limits detailed disappointingly

RIM PlayBook Android app limits detailed disappointingly

RIM has confirmed what Android functionality BlackBerry PlayBook owners can expect from their QNX tablets after the BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps is released, and it makes for disappointing reading. The list of features confirmed by RIM engineers at Droidcon 2011 in Romania this week, Thinq reports, misses out on several high-profile - and much anticipated - components, such as SIP VoIP and widgets, as well as blocking any apps that rely on Google Maps or text-to-speech.

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