BlackBerry 10

Free Angry Birds for BlackBerry 10 early-adopters

Free Angry Birds for BlackBerry 10 early-adopters

BlackBerry isn't afraid of a little game bribery to try to fuel the first batch of BlackBerry 10 device sales, turning to Angry Birds developer Rovio to help gild the lily. The developer joined BlackBerry on-stage in London, UK, to announce that all of its back-catalog of Angry Birds titles will be available in BlackBerry App World from launch, with a freebie for those early-adopters.

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BlackBerry Z10 for Verizon coming in March for $199

BlackBerry Z10 for Verizon coming in March for $199

BlackBerry has officially announced its new platform today, BlackBerry 10, as well as a couple of new devices running the new OS. The BlackBerry Z10 and the Q10 will both be available on Verizon's network, but so far, only the BlackBerry Z10, specifically, has availability and pricing details. The Z10 will be priced at $199 after signing a new two-year contract and will launch in mid-March.

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Alicia Keys joins BlackBerry as Global Creative Director

Alicia Keys joins BlackBerry as Global Creative Director

You're nobody in the consumer tech world if you don't have a celebrity "Creative Director" and, with will.i.am and Lady Gaga already occupied, BlackBerry has snatched warbler Alicia Keys. The freshly-announced "Global Creative Director" for the Canadian company, Keys joined CEO Thorsten Heins on-stage at the launch of BlackBerry 10 and promised to "work closely" with developers, retailers, and others to promote the platform.

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BlackBerry 10 launches with 70,000 apps: Angry Birds, Skype, more

BlackBerry 10 launches with 70,000 apps: Angry Birds, Skype, more

BlackBerry has detailed some of the 70,000 apps that will be available on BlackBerry 10 at launch, with high-profile titles like Skype, Angry Birds, and Twitter all ready to go. The fresh new platform - which will debut on the Q10 and Z10 smartphones - will also get Facebook and Amazon's Kindle ebook reader.

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BlackBerry Q10 official as QWERTY touchscreen hero

BlackBerry Q10 official as QWERTY touchscreen hero

This week the folks at BlackBerry (formerly known as RIM) have revealed BlackBerry 10 and one of two new hero devices for the software: the BlackBerry Q10. This device has a combination of two user interfaces, one a touchscreen, the other a classic BlackBerry keyboard. The details surrounding this device have been "leaked" several times before this first official reveal, but the final specifications have (as we're finding here) never been perfectly nailed by any one leak or tip - stainless steel, edge to edge glass, and a full BlackBerry 10 experience await you!

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BlackBerry Z10 officially announced

BlackBerry Z10 officially announced

Today at RIM's launch event in New York City for BlackBerry 10, the company (which has renamed itself to just "BlackBerry") officially unveiled two new devices, one of which we've already heard about plenty of times. The BlackBerry Z10 is one of RIM's first devices that will run the company's new BlackBerry 10 operating system, and it comes with a full touchscreen display, which isn't the first time RIM has done this, but it certainly isn't common for them.

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RIM rebrands as BlackBerry

RIM rebrands as BlackBerry

RIM has announced it will rebrand itself, dumping the old Research In Motion name and instead adopting "BlackBerry" globally. Revealed just ahead of the official launch of BlackBerry 10, the new name harmonizes the Canadian company with the product it's best known for.

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RIM CEO: “Today is not the finish, it’s just the starting line”

RIM CEO: “Today is not the finish, it’s just the starting line”

This week the folks at RIM ushered in BlackBerry 10 with a series of bangs, President and CEO of RIM Thorsten Heins making congratulations as well as thanks around the globe for what he (and RIM) hopes will be the most massive launch they've ever pushed. The official BlackBerry 10 event took place today in New York City with streams shown live throughout the planet, this being just one example of what Heins noted was RIM's hopw for a "hyper-connected" environment for the future. BlackBerry 10 will be all about "people who need to get things done, and people who need simplicity and balance."

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BlackBerry Z10 retail pricing run-down

BlackBerry Z10 retail pricing run-down

RIM (now just called "BlackBerry") has officially unveiled their new BlackBerry 10 devices at its launch event in NYC (with satellite launch events in several other locations around the world), and they're just now announcing pricing details, and we're also gathering announcements from carriers about pricing and availability of the new BlackBerry Z10 and Q10.

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Does RIM even realize what went wrong?

Does RIM even realize what went wrong?

BlackBerry 10 makes its long-anticipated debut today, but the official hype machine is off to a stumbling start with execs from RIM struggling to deal with criticisms around delays and how the iPhone changed the smartphone market. In a pair of interviews on different BBC programs this morning, RIM Europe managing director Stephen Bates faced understandable questions about where previous BlackBerry devices stumbled, as well as being asked where RIM has learned from Apple's device. All didn't go to plan, however.

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RIM updates BlackBerry World with content galore

RIM updates BlackBerry World with content galore

Ahead of its big day on January 30, RIM has updated BlackBerry World with all sorts of music, movie, and TV show content for users to purchase. As far as digital content storefronts go, BlackBerry World is about what you'd expect - market-priced content sorted by category available to those in certain locations. You can check out the content here.

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BlackBerry 10 adds ooVoo for 12-person video chat

BlackBerry 10 adds ooVoo for 12-person video chat

BlackBerry 10 users will be able to hold multi-person video calls featuring up to twelve participants, thanks to a deal with ooVoo that sees the conference chat service integrated into RIM's new platform. The ooVoo video and instant messaging service, which is free to use, will hook into BlackBerry 10's calling system, with the companies claiming it will be straightforward to flick between a voice call and an ooVoo video call.

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