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  • Android apps officially coming to BlackBerry PlayBook
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    Android apps officially coming to BlackBerry PlayBook

    By 24 March 2011

    The BlackBerry PlayBook will be able to run Android apps, RIM has confirmed. “Developers wanting to bring their new and existing apps to the highly anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will soon have additional tools and options to enhance and expand...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook US pre-orders open with iPad pricing
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    BlackBerry PlayBook US pre-orders open with iPad pricing

    By 22 March 2011

    The BlackBerry PlayBook has finally been given some official release details from Research in Motion - the long awaited 7-inch tablet is due to land on 19 April, with pre-orders through Best Buy open now. And RIM has also met it's promise at getting a...

  • Three tips BlackBerry Playbook UK release for June
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    Three tips BlackBerry Playbook UK release for June

    By 20 March 2011

    Leaked documents suggest that the BlackBerry PlayBook won't be hitting the UK until June on the Three mobile network. The internal documents leaked to gadget website Engadget show a number of different handsets and their planned roll out over the next...

  • BlackBerry Messenger opens up for third party apps
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    BlackBerry Messenger opens up for third party apps

    By 16 March 2011

    Research in Motion has announced that the BlackBerry Messenger Social Platform is now available as a public beta - meaning that Java developers can now integrate the popular communication platform into their apps. BlackBerry Messenger is incredibly popular...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook to get 7digital music store for all its music needs
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    BlackBerry PlayBook to get 7digital music store for all its music needs

    By 9 March 2011

    RIM, maker of the BlackBerry PlayBook, has confirmed that it will be teaming up with 7digital to pre-install the company’s 7digital Music Store on the device at launch in the US and Canada - with further international roll out in 2011. 7digital Music...

  • BlackBerry OS 7 tipped for November
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    BlackBerry OS 7 tipped for November

    By 8 March 2011

    RIM could launch BB OS 7, a new iteration of its operating system, later this year if details on a leaked document are correct. While RIM hasn’t been coy that it will be eventually merging its current operating system, this is the first time details...

  • BlackBerry boss talks NFC, Android, Apple and PlayBook
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    BlackBerry boss talks NFC, Android, Apple and PlayBook

    By 4 March 2011

    While Apple with the iPhone and Google with its Android platform get plenty of coverage in the press, RIM’s BlackBerry phones were still the number one selling smartphone in the UK in January 2011. It’s not surprising. There are over 55 million BlackBerry...

  • RIM: BlackBerry Playbook - March for US, Early Q2 for UK
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    RIM: BlackBerry Playbook - March for US, Early Q2 for UK

    By 3 March 2011

    RIM’s UK MD Steven Bates has told Pocket-lint, in a one to one briefing, that the BlackBerry Playbook will be launching in the UK in early Q2; giving us the hope that the new tablet could be here as early as April - next month. “It’s end of Q1 for...

  • BlackBerry Messenger coming to Android and iOS?
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    BlackBerry Messenger coming to Android and iOS?

    By 3 March 2011

    BBM, or BlackBerry Messenger if you aren’t down with the kids, could be coming to other platforms outside of the BlackBerry ecosystem, according to “trusted sources”. BGR, who have got more moles inside BlackBerry than a garden full of mole hills,...

  • EA Need for Speed Underground on BlackBerry Playbook hands-on
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    EA Need for Speed Underground on BlackBerry Playbook hands-on

    By 16 February 2011

    RIM is clearly trying to make owners of the new BlackBerry PlayBook feel like they can have fun too, with the promise of EA’s Need for Speed Undercover and Tetris shipping pre-installed on the device from launch. We nipped along to the RIM booth at...

  • NFC coming to BlackBerry smartphones
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    NFC coming to BlackBerry smartphones

    By 16 February 2011

    BlackBerry maker RIM has said that “many” of its future devices launching in the rest of the year will come with NFC capability. The comments made by Jim Balsillie, the company's co-CEO, at his keynote speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona...

  • Mobile World Congress 2011: we’re here
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    Mobile World Congress 2011: we’re here

    By 13 February 2011

    Mobile World Congress 2011 kicks-off tonight with announcements coming from Samsung and Sony Ericsson as they launch their new devices. We’re on the ground in a sunny Barcelona to bring you all the action as it unpacks. If you’ve been following the...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook to be Android appy?
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    BlackBerry PlayBook to be Android appy?

    By 11 February 2011

    Like the look of the BlackBerry PlayBook, but concerned about the obvious lack of apps? Well, worry no longer as reports suggest that the QNX platform tablet could be compatible with the thousands (130 of them at the last count) of Android apps. A Bloomberg...

  • BlackBerry Style 9670   review
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    BlackBerry Style 9670 review

    By 7 February 2011

    It’s not often you hear the words “smart flip phone” that is until you meet Sprint's Blackberry Style 9670. And smart it is. The hybrid BlackBerry is half flip phone, half smartphone, complete with the signature BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard. The Style...

  • The phones of MWC 2011
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    The phones of MWC 2011

    By 2 February 2011

    With Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 less than two weeks away, we thought it would be a good time to take a look over all the rumours floating about to see which products are going to be making their debuts at the Barcelona mobile phone-fest. We've broken...

  • Best white smartphones
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    Best white smartphones

    By 1 February 2011

    A journalist asked us recently what all the fuss was about regarding the now infamous “white iPhone 4”. It’s like a black swan we told him - you just don’t see white handsets that often. While Apple struggles to get the paint finish right on its...

  • VIDEO: RIM shows PlayBook for business too
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    VIDEO: RIM shows PlayBook for business too

    By 31 January 2011

    Research in Motion has posted a video to YouTube showing how the new PlayBook tablet will talk to BlackBerry smartphones; an indication that the device is not all about watching videos or surfing the web. The new video features a PlayBook and BlackBerry...

  • BlackBerry no.1 in UK smartphone market 2010
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    BlackBerry no.1 in UK smartphone market 2010

    By 31 January 2011

    We all know that Apple loves to blow its own trumpet - but now it's Research in Motion's turn to do a bit of narcissistic clamouring. And that's because RIM's BlackBerry handsets were the best selling smartphones in the UK for 2010. In December 2010,...

  • RIM wants BlackBerry owners to Balance business with pleasure
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    RIM wants BlackBerry owners to Balance business with pleasure

    By 25 January 2011

    Research in Motion is set to introduce BlackBerry Balance to its handset line-up, which is essentially a software package designed to keep the personal and professional aspects of your device separate. The move would see your work email and apps positioned...

  • BlackBerry Storm 3, er, Storms in
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    BlackBerry Storm 3, er, Storms in

    By 14 January 2011

    BGR has been drip feeding details of the 2011 BlackBerry phone line-up over the last couple of days, and the latest handset to get detailed is the third instalment of RIM's touchscreen king - the BlackBerry Storm 3. The Storm 3 boasts an impressive spec...

  • BlackBerry sheds some light on the Torch 2
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    BlackBerry sheds some light on the Torch 2

    By 14 January 2011

    Yet another RIM handset has broken cover on BGR, this time it's the sequel to last year's BlackBerry Torch. On Thursday we reported on the leaked details on the BlackBerry Dakota, and mentioned that it could be RIM's new flagship handset, but the BlackBerry...

  • BlackBerry Curve Apollo flying in
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    BlackBerry Curve Apollo flying in

    By 13 January 2011

    The next RIM handset to be adorned with the Curve moniker has been detailed. The codenamed Apollo should hit the budget end of the BlackBerry market, but still boast some fairly good specs. It has a HVGA 480 x 360 display, full QWERTY, a 5-megapixel camera...

  • BlackBerry Dakota pictured and detailed
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    BlackBerry Dakota pictured and detailed

    By 13 January 2011

    It's about time we had a new flagship BlackBerry device isn't it? Well, step forward the BlackBerry Dakota - because it looks as if it could be your time. Boy Genius Report managed to get hold of the next big RIM handset launch, and even got the spec...

  • RIM's BlackBerry WebWorks adds smartphone support to PlayBook apps
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    RIM's BlackBerry WebWorks adds smartphone support to PlayBook apps

    By 13 January 2011

    RIM has announced its latest set of developer tools, as it ramps up the process before the PlayBooks launch later this year. Over in Bali, at the BlackBerry DEVCON, the Canadian mobile giant launched the beta version of the BlackBerry WebWork SDK for...

  • First Look: BlackBerry PlayBook   review
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    First Look: BlackBerry PlayBook review

    By 11 January 2011

    We’ve seen the PlayBook on several occasions now. We saw it when announced, we’ve had it demoed, we’ve played with it ourselves, we’ve been through the mill with all the briefings and showcases, we’ve seen videos and read all the gossip. But...