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RIM updates BlackBerry 10 developer program

RIM updates BlackBerry 10 developer program

RIM has announced new updates to its developer program today that it hopes will drive enthusiasm for its BlackBerry 10 platform. One of the big changes to the developer program is that the BlackBerry Dev Alpha program has been expanded to include a new BlackBerry Dev Alpha C test device for developers. The interesting aspect of this particular bit of testing hardware is that is designed for developing using a physical keyboard.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 28, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 28, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone, just two more work days to go and then we're at the weekend again. Today we found out that new Nexus 4 orders won't ship for another 4-5 weeks, and that's if you're ordering the 16GB model - those who order the 8GB model might be waiting as long as two months. Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer said that Windows Phone sales these days are four times greater than they were in autumn 2011, which is definitely a good sign, while we learned that RIM has lost a big patent case against Nokia in Sweden.

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RIM loses big to Nokia in Swedish patent dispute

RIM loses big to Nokia in Swedish patent dispute

In a ruling that may have wide-reaching results in an extremely negative sense for BlackBerry maker RIM, Nokia has won a patent dispute against said smartphone rival. This dispute had Canada's Research In Motion losing a legal battle between itself and Nokia in which a Swedish arbitrator has ruled that "RIM was in breach of contract and is not entitled to manufacture or sell WLAN products without first agreeing royalties with Nokia."

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NTSB dumps “failing” BlackBerry for iPhone 5

NTSB dumps “failing” BlackBerry for iPhone 5

RIM has lost another US government contract, with the NTSB confirming that it is ditching BlackBerry in favor of iPhone 5 after its existing phones begin failing "at an unacceptable rate." The decision, revealed on the Federal Business Opportunities index, will see the National Transportation Safety Board turn to Verizon for service on its new Apple handsets, having already invested in iOS hardware.

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RIM stock closes up after analyst predictions for BlackBerry 10

RIM stock closes up after analyst predictions for BlackBerry 10

RIM has quite a few big months ahead of it. We now know that BlackBerry 10 will be launching at the end of January (provided it isn't delayed again), and even though we're not sure how well it's going to fare, it's clear that RIM needs BlackBerry 10 to succeed. According to The New York Times, today Jeffries analyst Peter Misek gave BlackBerry 10 a 20 to 30% chance of success, and though that sounds pretty grim, that analysis actually sent RIM's stock price up.

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BlackBerry OS 10 shown off in 10 minute video tour

BlackBerry OS 10 shown off in 10 minute video tour

Research in Motion's upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphone is a source of contention, with RIM CEO Thorsten Heins predicting a successful entrance amidst critics proclaiming that the BB phone will flounder. No matter which side of the debate you sit, you can check out the phone's sleek operating system thanks to a video posted over at Muy Computer, giving us a ten minute glimpse into the OS. The video is in Spanish, but don't let that stop you.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 14, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 14, 2012

Welcome to Wednesday evening everyone. Today Samsung rejected rumors that it's been charging Apple a 20% premium on processors for iDevices, saying that since the prices are determined and agreed upon at the beginning of the year, it would be pretty difficult to change them. Speaking of Apple, the company confirmed today that it will soon open its first store in South America - the store will be located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to be exact.

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BlackBerry 10 sales “not too long after” January reveal insists COO

BlackBerry 10 sales “not too long after” January reveal insists COO

The first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones will go on sale "not too long after" they're officially revealed on January 30, RIM's COO has insisted, countering speculation that retail launches could drag significantly. The new devices will be 100-percent ready by the time of the unveil, Chief Operating Officer Kristian Tear told Reuters, in contrast to the BlackBerry PlayBook launch which saw the tablet publicly revealed months ahead of software finalization.

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