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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 13, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 13, 2012

Another Monday is in the bag folks, so give yourselves a pat on the back. We're starting things off tonight by having a look at the latest iPhone rumors. Current whispers are telling us that pre-orders for the next iPhone will become available on September 12 - the same day that Apple is expected to reveal it - and that it'll become available at AT&T later on in the month. We also caught a glimpse of the reported logic board in the next iPhone, and it seems that this new logic board is leaving room for a larger battery and LTE capabilities.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 10, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 10, 2012

Welcome to Friday everyone. The weekend is here is last, and what better way to kick it off than with a giveaway? We've teamed up with NVIDIA to hand out three 16GB Google Nexus 7 tablets, so be sure to enter (but read the rules before you do!). Apple and Samsung's ongoing patent trial gave us a glimpse at sales numbers for both companies today, and we also found out that Apple is looking for a whopping $2.45 billion from Samsung. Even though Google has remained publicly silent about this whole suit, it turns out that it has been providing support for Samsung behind the scenes during the trial.

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IBM considering RIM grab tips insider

IBM considering RIM grab tips insider

RIM has been a very bad place over the last few quarters as the average consumer left the BlackBerry platform and moved to Android or the iPhone. RIM then started to lose its core enterprise customers to competing smartphone platforms leaving it with sagging profitability and losses. The company is betting big on BlackBerry 10 phones to help turn around.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: August 9th, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-up: August 9th, 2012

This morning it's time for the leaks to come rolling in, starting with the Sony Xperia Tablet - all thin and new looking. Two "pre-human" species have been found in another awesome day in science that'll be bringing new understanding to us on the whole "where did we come from" question. There's still a bunch of Agent Orange over in Vietnam from the conflict they (and we) had about 40 years ago - now we're going to help get rid of it with super-heat.

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Samsung denies BlackBerry 10 interest (again)

Samsung denies BlackBerry 10 interest (again)

RIM's stock may have received a surprise boost over rumors of Samsung sniffing around its technology, but that surge could swiftly sour after denials by the Korean company that acquisition or licensing is under consideration. Analyst chatter earlier in the week prompted renewed speculation that Samsung might make a play for BlackBerry 10, as a way of diluting its reliance on Android, but the company was quick to dampen down chatter.

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RIM sidesteps $147m patent fine

RIM sidesteps $147m patent fine

RIM has escaped a $147m fine for patent infringement, after a judge overturned a jury decision that the BlackBerry maker was overstepping IP with its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). The ruling last month found RIM guilty of infringing device management technology patented by Mformation, with a whopping $147.2m penalty deemed appropriate. Happily for RIM's endangered purse, however, a subsequent decision has scrapped that fine.

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RIM stock jumps thanks to reported Samsung deal

RIM stock jumps thanks to reported Samsung deal

Things aren't looking too good for ol' RIM, and haven't been for a while, but the struggling BlackBerry developer got a ray of light today in the form of a stock boost. RIM's stock climbed 4.2% to $7.62, Bloomberg reports, thanks to renewed rumors that Samsung may be looking to license BlackBerry 10 from the company. Samsung may also be interested in buying out the beleaguered RIM, but so far the company's intentions aren't clear.

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RIM doing the sums on BlackBerry 10 licensing admits CEO

RIM doing the sums on BlackBerry 10 licensing admits CEO

RIM is investigating licensing out BlackBerry 10 to rival manufacturers, building reference designs that it would then allow other companies to produce in bulk. Again denying that RIM is in a financial slump, CEO Thorsten Heins confirmed to the Telegraph that the company is "investigating" the possibility of licensing the upcoming new platform, revealing that "we're working with the financial advisers to see if we do this where it would take the company."

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Samsung top US phone firm but Apple growing fastest claims research

Samsung top US phone firm but Apple growing fastest claims research

Samsung is the top mobile device brand of Q2 in the US, according to new research, while Android continues to dominate the smartphone market, though Apple's iOS is growing faster than Google's platform. Samsung cellphones comprised 25.6-percent of US device ownership between April and June 2012, comScore's research found, with LG in second place with 18.8-percent and Apple in third with 15.4-percent. However, it's not all good news for the Koreans, whose market share is headed in the wrong direction versus Apple's.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 31, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 31, 2012

The Sun may be setting on the final day of July, but it's also setting on the second day of the patent trial between Apple and Samsung. Today Apple gave its opening arguments while successfully getting a Google employee off the jury. Apple's lead attorney seemed to think that Samsung would be taking a "devil made me do it" approach to its defense, while the Galaxy S manufacturer (which has a lot at stake in this trial) instead said that the iPhone was "inspiring to everyone." Though it initially seemed that this trial would be nothing but boring patent talk, it now appears that it will be quite entertaining, so long as Apple and Samsung continue taking swings at one another like they did today.

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