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  • Android overtakes iPhone in the US
    Phones

    Android overtakes iPhone in the US

    By 10 January 2011

    Google has stolen a march on Apple in the battle for smartphone supremacy, with Android overtaking iOS in the US in terms of platform usage, according to a new report from digital business analyst comScore. And whilst it must be remembered that there...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook hands-on
    Tablets

    BlackBerry PlayBook hands-on

    By 6 January 2011

    We were at the launch, we've seen stacks of information about the BlackBerry Playbook, and now we've managed to get some hands on time with the new tablet from RIM at CES in Las Vegas.  Our play was brief, but we can tell you that it not only looks smooth,...

  • BlackBerry App World 2.1 set for client beta
    Apps

    BlackBerry App World 2.1 set for client beta

    By 6 January 2011

    We've just received word that the BlackBerry App World 2.1 client beta is going to launch imminently. The scheduled live time for supported countries is 7pm UK time on 6 January, and it will bring with it a number of key features including: Support for...

  • BlackBerry 4G PlayBook coming in summer 2011
    Tablets

    BlackBerry 4G PlayBook coming in summer 2011

    By 6 January 2011

    It's all well and good Research in Motion releasing teaser video after teaser video showing off the BlackBerry PlayBook, but sooner or later it is going to have to actually release the actual device. And whilst we don't know when it will be hitting the...

  • VIDEO: BlackBerry PlayBook showing HTML5 capabilities
    Tablets

    VIDEO: BlackBerry PlayBook showing HTML5 capabilities

    By 5 January 2011

    It's been a while (well, about a month) since we last saw RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook in action, so it's nice to see the BlackBerry blog updated with some new footage. The latest teaser video contains more than a few digs at RIM's tablet rivals by showing...

  • 2011: The year of the tablet say Motorola, HTC, RIM, HP, Apple, Acer, MSI, Asus, and Dell
    Tablets

    2011: The year of the tablet say Motorola, HTC, RIM, HP, Apple, Acer, MSI, Asus, and Dell

    By 27 December 2010

    If you thought 2010 was a big year for the tablet, then wait until you get a lot of 2011. Motorola, HTC, RIM, Apple, Dell, Asus, Acer, and MSI have either confirmed they will be launching tablet devices in the first four months of 2011, or are rumoured...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9780 in white hands-on
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    BlackBerry Bold 9780 in white hands-on

    By 21 December 2010

    Chances are there's probably a lot of white in your life at the moment, you just have to look out of the window to see all that snow, but what if you want that white in your life? In steps the BlackBerry Bold 9780 in white and we've got our grubby mitts...

  • X-Factor's Dannii Minogue campaigns for Matt Cardle with BlackBerry Bold
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    X-Factor's Dannii Minogue campaigns for Matt Cardle with BlackBerry Bold

    By 10 December 2010

    With the X-Factor final a mere breath away, judge and mentor Dannii Minogue is gathering support for finalist Matt Cardle by waggling about a custom-made, one-off Swarovski-crystal adorned BlackBerry Bold with the message "VOTE MATT" emblazoned on the...

  • VIDEO: BlackBerry PlayBook in action.....again
    Tablets

    VIDEO: BlackBerry PlayBook in action.....again

    By 9 December 2010

    The BlackBerry PlayBook has had more screen time than Jesse Eisenberg (we know he's a great actor, but he is just in everything right now). If it's not being shown blasting the iPad out of the water performance-wise, it's getting stage time at industry...

  • RIM opens up for BlackBerry PlayBook submissions
    Tablets

    RIM opens up for BlackBerry PlayBook submissions

    By 7 December 2010

    It looks as if Research in Motion is all systems go for the forthcoming BlackBerry PlayBook as it has announced that the doors are now open at the App World for developers to submit their ideas. Plus, if your app gets approved and makes the cut before...

  • VIDEO: BlackBerry PlayBook shows off video capabilities
    Tablets

    VIDEO: BlackBerry PlayBook shows off video capabilities

    By 6 December 2010

    Research In Motion is definitely creating quite a stir for its forthcoming tablet venture - the Blackberry PlayBook. The latest public showing off was at the Rogers TabLife event in RIM's native Canada. The demo featured an impressive multitasking session,...

  • BlackBerry Curve 8520 in pink: exclusive to Phones 4u
    Phones

    BlackBerry Curve 8520 in pink: exclusive to Phones 4u

    By 2 December 2010

    Phones 4u recently announced an exclusive pink BlackBerry Curve 8520. We braved blizzards and black ice to get our hands on one to bring you all the details. Well we say details, but the Curve 8520 has been around for a while. We reviewed it in full back...

  • VIDEO: BlackBerry PlayBook - better than the Apple iPad?
    Tablets

    VIDEO: BlackBerry PlayBook - better than the Apple iPad?

    By 16 November 2010

    RIM isn't exactly being coy about how well it rates its forthcoming foray into the tablet market. Sitting the BlackBerry PlayBook side by side with the Apple iPad, RIM is keen to demonstrate just how much better its device is at rendering websites. There's...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9780   review
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    BlackBerry Bold 9780 review

    By 16 November 2010

    The BlackBerry Bold 9780 takes RIM’s flagship QWERTY device - the Bold 9700 - gives it a fresh new operating system with BlackBerry 6 and spits out a practically identical handset. It isn’t a new move from BlackBerry, we’ve seen them release multiple...

  • Bill Amberg beefs up the BlackBerry Bold 9780
    Phones

    Bill Amberg beefs up the BlackBerry Bold 9780

    By 12 November 2010

    Wanna go bling with your RIM-ting? If so, then Selfridges might have just the device for you with the exclusive limited edition BlackBerry Bold 9780 created by leather-happy designer Bill Amberg. At £1000 a pop, these handsets are part of a set of just...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9780 hands-on
    Phones

    BlackBerry Bold 9780 hands-on

    By 8 November 2010

    The BlackBerry Bold 9780 brings a refresh to RIM’s popular flagship QWERTY device, upping some of the hardware specs and folding in the new BlackBerry OS 6 operating system we saw on the Torch. The hardware looks identical to the Bold 9700, so perhaps...

  • RIM expands range with BlackBerry Bold 9780
    Phones

    RIM expands range with BlackBerry Bold 9780

    By 27 October 2010

    Research in Motion (RIM) has introduced another model into its Bold range of smartphones: the BlackBerry Bold 9780. Being the second BlackBerry smartphone to sport BlackBerry 6 OS (after the BlackBerry Torch) complete with new WebKit browser, the 9780...

  • VIDEO: BlackBerry PlayBook - alive and flashing
    Tablets

    VIDEO: BlackBerry PlayBook - alive and flashing

    By 26 October 2010

    Did the recent screen grabs from the upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook OS tickle your RIM senses? (We know, but it's so hard to resist RIM-based puns). If so, then you'll probably love this demo of the 7-inch tab in action. RIM's Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis demoed...

  • Hands-on with BlackBerry Playbook tablet OS
    Tablets

    Hands-on with BlackBerry Playbook tablet OS

    By 25 October 2010

    Earlier today, RIM opened up its BlackBerry PlayBook devkit to all developers who may be interested in creating apps for the forthcoming tablet. The company also allowed anybody to download a beta ISO of its OS simulator, mainly to allow programmers to...

  • RIM predicts Apple distortion field will soon break down
    Online

    RIM predicts Apple distortion field will soon break down

    By 20 October 2010

    RIM has responded to Apple's "record sales" announcement - news of which Pocket-lint brought you recently - by suggesting that Apple is only telling consumers "half a story". Rim co-CEO, Jim Balsillie, has posted the response on Rim's official BlackBerry...

  • RIM flips with the BlackBerry Style 9670
    Phones

    RIM flips with the BlackBerry Style 9670

    By 18 October 2010

    Okay, so the first question that's popped into your head is most likely along the lines of: "It's not 2002, so why the heck is RIM bringing a clamshell flip-phone to the table?" Well, let us take a look at what the product manager for the BlackBerry Style...

  • Three offers new BlackBerry PAYG option
    Phones

    Three offers new BlackBerry PAYG option

    By 8 October 2010

    Three has announced that BlackBerry Pay As You Go is now available on its network, providing fans of RIM an opportunity to get some of their favourite devices on a more casual basis. If you want to go PAYG you'll have to start off with the BlackBerry...

  • More confirmation that QNX coming to BlackBerry smartphones
    Phones

    More confirmation that QNX coming to BlackBerry smartphones

    By 29 September 2010

    RIM has confirmed to Pocket-lint that QNX and the BlackBerry OS will eventually become a single symbiotic entity in the future. Although refusing to be drawn on the specifics of when that future might be, Alan Panezic, vice president platform product...

  • BlackBerry OS 6 on Pearl 3G, Curve 3G, Bold 9700 hands on
    Phones

    BlackBerry OS 6 on Pearl 3G, Curve 3G, Bold 9700 hands on

    By 29 September 2010

    We've already had confirmation that Research in Motion is bringing its new BlackBerry OS 6 to other handsets aside from the BlackBerry Torch, but now we've managed to grab some hands on time with the new OS on the Pearl 3G, the Curve 3G and the Bold....

  • PlayBook trademark not RIM's in the UK
    Tablets

    PlayBook trademark not RIM's in the UK

    By 29 September 2010

    Reports have emerged that suggest that Research In Motion do not own the trademark rights to the PlayBook name in the UK - indicating that the Canadian manufacturer could run into difficulties naming its tablet on this side of the pond. V3 is reporting...