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RIM to air first-ever Super Bowl ad for BlackBerry 10

RIM to air first-ever Super Bowl ad for BlackBerry 10

The Super Bowl is one of the most-watched programs on television, and if you really want to get your name out there, then you would buy a 30-second commercial spot during the big game. While the Super Bowl may be the only reason that sports fans clamber around the TV, the commercials also happen to be a big thing as well. It turns out that RIM will be airing a BlackBerry 10 ad during the Super Bowl to promote the new platform.

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BlackBerry Z10 press images leak out

BlackBerry Z10 press images leak out

We've already seen plenty of leaked shots of RIM's upcoming BlackBerry Z10 handset, but this is the first time that we're seeing what look to be official press images of the device. There's not a lot of new information here, but we finally get to see RIM's new device in proper lighting, even if the images are only renders.

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Lenovo looking into RIM acquisition to bolster mobile offerings

Lenovo looking into RIM acquisition to bolster mobile offerings

Lenovo has been slowly creeping its way into the mobile market, and we saw a few of the things that the company is working on at CES a couple of weeks ago, including the IdeaPhone K900, which looks to take on flagship handsets from other companies. However, it looks like Lenovo is wanting to step in the mobile market for good, because the company is thinking about possible acquisition strategies to bolster their mobile offerings.

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RIM launches BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10

RIM launches BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10

In preparation of the upcoming launch of BlackBerry 10 in a little over a week, RIM has launched BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. This service is aimed at businesses and government agencies, and makes it easy to manage devices across multiple platforms as well as a mobile apps. Along with the announcement, RIM released a quick preview video of the service, which you can check out after the jump.

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BlackBerry 10 licensing back on the table

BlackBerry 10 licensing back on the table

If you're a big fan of BlackBerry and ever thought to yourself, "if only I could get RIM's mobile OS on that [insert brand here] smartphone, my life would be perfect", you may be in luck. This week an interview including Thorsten Heins, the CEO of RIM himself, has surfaced with talk of the possibility of licensing out the mobile OS to 3rd party companies in the future. Of course he makes it clear that it's not going to happen right away, but that it's only their own ability to prove the OS worthy of everyone else's hardware that's currently holding them from making such a move.

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BlackBerry 10 detailed in screenshot gush

BlackBerry 10 detailed in screenshot gush

RIM has been coy detailing BlackBerry 10 in full so far, but a fresh leak of OS screenshots have comprehensively previewed the next-gen platform and stolen the Canadian's thunder. Apparently spilled from within RIM itself, BGR's gallery shows BlackBerry 10's Messenger functionality, the new BlackBerry Hub, voice control functionality, and more. Meanwhile, there's also chatter that RIM will follow Nokia's lead and chance some ambitious pricing to win back BlackBerry users.

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BlackBerry 10: RIM could sell off hardware division post-launch says CEO

BlackBerry 10: RIM could sell off hardware division post-launch says CEO

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has admitted the Canadian company is considering selling off its smartphone hardware division after the launch of BlackBerry 10, one of a range of options that hinge on the reception the new OS gets in the market. "[Our] strategic review is still running" Heins told German paper Die Welt, "we do not want to limit our options." Also on the table is the possibility of licensing BlackBerry 10 to rivals, something Heins has been open to since taking on the role of chief exec, though he warns that the new platform would need to prove itself before that was viable.

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