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BlackBerry tricked out Porsche gives you a reason to want a PlayBook and NFC

BlackBerry tricked out Porsche gives you a reason to want a PlayBook and NFC

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BlackBerry handset maker RIM has tricked out a Porsche 911 showing what is possible with its phones and tablet when combined with a car. In a concept car on display at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Research In Motion has shown why those who are... >>

Swiftkey powering BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 keyboard

Swiftkey powering BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 keyboard

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Industry sources have confirmed to Pocket-lint that Swiftkey does indeed power the keyboard in the new PlayBook 2.0 operating system.For those unaware of Swiftkey, it is a small British company that offers one of the most popular third-party keyboards... >>

Confetti: Collaborative content app concept for PlayBook demoed

Confetti: Collaborative content app concept for PlayBook demoed

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BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has shown off a new concept app for its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet that allows users to collaboratively share content with each other quickly and easily when in the boardroom. Called Confetti, the app lets users share... >>

How to turn your BlackBerry Playbook into a Kindle Fire

How to turn your BlackBerry Playbook into a Kindle Fire

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If you are waiting for Amazon's Kindle Fire to be released in the UK there is now an alternative - the BlackBerry PlayBook.But wait, we hear you cry, the BlackBerry PlayBook doesn't have a Kindle app. That's correct, however with a bit of jiggery-pokery... >>

BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 pictures and hands-on

BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 pictures and hands-on

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BlackBerry has finally released its PlayBook 2.0 operating system bringing with it a host of new features -most importantly email and calendar options. But has it been worth the wait and do the new additions now make it the best budget tablet on the market?MessagesWhen... >>

How big is your phone against the rest?

How big is your phone against the rest?

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"I once caught a fish 'this' big", as the phrase goes, but just how big is big? With the phones in our pockets getting bigger and bigger, we wondered how the leading handsets lined up against each other in the size stakes.So we've done just that. Measured... >>

PlayBook 2.0 update rolling out now

PlayBook 2.0 update rolling out now

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Research In Motion has rolled out its update to the PlayBook, adding a host of new features including Mail, Calendar and Android app support.The 2.0 update, which has slipped more times than a clown on a trip to a banana factory, had been promised for... >>

BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 update landing 21 February claims leaked document

BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 update landing 21 February claims leaked document

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Research In Motion is set to release the much anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 software update on Tuesday 21 February, if details from a leaked document are to be believed.The update, which has slipped more times than a clown on a banana at the circus,... >>

Android grabs half of the smartphone market

Android grabs half of the smartphone market

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The numbers are in (sales rather than shipments this time) and it looks as if the Android charge is still in full flow as Google's mobile OS reached a market share of more than 50 per cent in the last quarter of 2011.With 75.9 million Android devices... >>

BlackBerry OS 10 images leaked

BlackBerry OS 10 images leaked

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Pictures of BlackBerry's new OS 10 have been leaked online and show a drastic change to the way that RIM's operating system will look. First up, the home screen has undergone a major facelift, adding what looks like widgets and ideas taken from the BlackBerry... >>

BBM Music now available free for six months

BBM Music now available free for six months

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It hasn't exactly set the music-streaming world alight, so it should come as no surprise that Research in Motion is trying to push BBM Music by offering up to six months free access.The service, first announced in August, allows BBM users to get access... >>

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981
3.5 stars

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981

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There are enough high-profile fans of the BlackBerry to make something like this Porsche Design special edition make sense. From celebrities to CEOs, the BlackBerry still has quite a hold on people as a great communicator, whether for business or pleasure.And... >>

BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 demoed, Bridge 2.0 gives remote control

BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 demoed, Bridge 2.0 gives remote control

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RIM has demoed some of the updates coming to PlayBook 2.0, which is scheduled to arrive on your PlayBook in February, at the BlackBerry DevCon Europe event in Amsterdam.Along with headline features like Runtime for Android, which will see the easy porting... >>

BlackBerry 10 superphone image leaked

BlackBerry 10 superphone image leaked

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Bored of your currently BlackBerry? Want something a little more iPhone or PlayBook looking? Then you might just be in luck if a new image of the next BlackBerry 10 superphone is real.The render, which has turned up on BlackBerry site Crackberry.com claims... >>

RIM hopes The Bold Team will come to BlackBerry's rescue

RIM hopes The Bold Team will come to BlackBerry's rescue

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If any further proof was needed that Research in Motion is losing its grip on the professional market and aiming its handsets squarely at the "yoofs" then surely the launch of The Bold Team is it.A bunch of cartoon superheroes, The Naff Team, sorry -... >>

Apple wins the 2011 smartphone battle, or perhaps Samsung, or maybe RIM...

Apple wins the 2011 smartphone battle, or perhaps Samsung, or maybe RIM...

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The smartphone figures for 2011 are in. Lots of them, in fact, and they don't all correlate exactly. But we'll ignore that and declare Apple the winner. Actually Samsung. Or maybe Research in Motion. Definitely not Nokia.Let's start at the very beginning....First... >>

T-Mobile to introduce The Full Monty tariff - all you can eat calls, texts and data

T-Mobile to introduce The Full Monty tariff - all you can eat calls, texts and data

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T-Mobile is introducing a new mobile phone and data plan that it claims is unique to the provider. Called The Full Monty, it offers completely unlimited calls, texts and Internet access with no fair use restrictions.The new plan will be available from... >>

BlackBerry Bold 9790 lands on Vodafone

BlackBerry Bold 9790 lands on Vodafone

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Vodafone has announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9790 is now available on its network.The BlackBerry Bold 9790 is more an update to the BlackBerry Bold 9780 rather than just a thinner version of the Bold 9900. It features a QWERTY keyboard, optical trackpad... >>

BlackBerry Bold 9790
3.5 stars

BlackBerry Bold 9790

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BlackBerry is in trouble. The founders Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie announced they were stepping down from their CEO positions, being replaced by Thorsten Heins. Sure they might all have awesome names, but RIM's performance is far from awesome, at... >>

CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie step down from RIM jobs

CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie step down from RIM jobs

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The joint chief executive officers of Research in Motion, the manufacturer of the BlackBerry, have resigned from their roles with the company's former chief operating officer taking their place.Company founder Mike Lazaridis will become vice chairman... >>

Bing Maps to get Nokia branding on all devices - including rivals'

Bing Maps to get Nokia branding on all devices - including rivals'

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Nokia CEO, Stephen Elop, has told Pocket-lint that we shall soon be seeing the Nokia brand name within other devices and not just the company's own phones."You'll starting seeing the word 'Nokia' on a map that you get from Microsoft properties over a... >>

Samsung not interested in RIM takeover

Samsung not interested in RIM takeover

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Despite reports to the contrary, Samsung is not interested in a buyout of struggling Research in Motion; the Canadian company that makes BlackBerry devices.It was reported earlier this week that the Korean company was interested in a complete takeover... >>

BlackBerry Torch 9810
2.5 stars

BlackBerry Torch 9810

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There are now two BlackBerry Torch models in RIM's armoury: the 9810 we're reviewing here and the 9860 that we've previously reviewed. The 9810 is a slider phone packing a full QWERTY keyboard essentially the same design as the phone it replaces, the... >>

Two new BlackBerry PlayBook tablets coming in 2012

Two new BlackBerry PlayBook tablets coming in 2012

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RIM-lovers, want to know what's in store from the Canadian company in 2012? Well, N4BB thinks that it has got the low-down on the BlackBerry launch plans for this year and, most excitingly, it suggests two brand spanking new PlayBook tablets.The 7- and... >>

BlackBerry OS 7.1 adds mobile Hotspot, NFC contact sharing

BlackBerry OS 7.1 adds mobile Hotspot, NFC contact sharing

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Research in Motion has announced BlackBerry OS 7.1 at CES in Las Vegas on Monday bringing with it a host of new features, most notably mobile Wi-Fi hotspot support.Users who get the new update will now be able to turn their BlackBerry 7.1 OS device into... >>

BlackBerry OS 10 to get February reveal at MWC

BlackBerry OS 10 to get February reveal at MWC

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Research In Motion will show off its new operating system, BlackBerry OS 10, in February at Mobile World Congress.Although the company has said that BB OS 10 devices won't be in the hands of consumers until later in 2012, it has told Pocket-lint that... >>

BlackBerry PlayBook fire-sale kicks off in the US

BlackBerry PlayBook fire-sale kicks off in the US

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The phrase iPad killer was touted around a little too much in 2011. And one tablet that was Flashy in its approach to Apple's crown was the BlackBerry PlayBook, that went on sale last year with plenty of RIM fanfare behind it.But now, following reports... >>

Year in review 2011: October

Year in review 2011: October

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As the Winter begins we retreat once again to our tech filled dens. Luckily October had them filled with all sorts of nice tech treats. Everything from the Nokia Lumia 800 going on pre order, to games like Battlefield 3 and Arkham City hitting our consoles,... >>

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 exclusive at Harrods... for £1,275

BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 exclusive at Harrods... for £1,275

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London's Harrods has been chosen as the exclusive stockist for the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981, which will be on sale shortly (before the year is out) for a mind-numbing £1,275. Although, in comparison with what we were told by RIM a couple of months... >>

HTC Flyer price slashed to £200, PlayBook just £169

HTC Flyer price slashed to £200, PlayBook just £169

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Didn't fancy paying £479.99 for the HTC Flyer, HTC's 7-inch pen-touting Android tablet, when it first launched in May? Well now you don't have to thanks to Dixons.The online gadget store is selling the 16GB Wi-Fi HTC Flyer for £199.99 as the price of... >>

Volkswagen turns off BlackBerry email after work so staff get peace away from office

Volkswagen turns off BlackBerry email after work so staff get peace away from office

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Will you be checking your emails over Christmas? Volkswagen, the German car maker has come up with a novel idea to ensure some of its German employees get a much needed break, by not delivering their email to their BlackBerry smartphones when they aren't... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #66 - Christmas special

Pocket-lint Podcast #66 - Christmas special

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It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraid. At Christmas time, we let in light and we banish shade. We also present a special edition of the Pocket-lint Podcast where the team looks at the top tech stories from 2011. Oh yes.Rik Henderson, Chris... >>

Nokia, Amazon and Microsoft circle RIM - is a takeover on the cards?

Nokia, Amazon and Microsoft circle RIM - is a takeover on the cards?

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With RIM's stock at an all time low, it is no surprise that sharks look to be circling the mobile phone and tablet maker. However the interest, it seems, is coming from those you wouldn't, perhaps, expect. They're some of the biggest fish around.According... >>

BlackBerry App World 3.1 comes bearing gifts

BlackBerry App World 3.1 comes bearing gifts

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BlackBerry App World 3.1 has arrived in RIM lovers' lives - bringing with it a nifty new addition whereby rather than forking out for apps using your own hard earned money, you can request that your pals buy them for you.The "Request Gift" feature is... >>

BB10 smartphones delayed until late 2012, RIM details tough times ahead

BB10 smartphones delayed until late 2012, RIM details tough times ahead

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Research In Motion, the company behind the BlackBerry smartphones, has confirmed that its next generation of smartphones running the new recently announced BB10 operating system, won't be with us until the end of 2012. Blaming availability of the processors... >>