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  • BlackBerry 7.1 update hits the UK for Bold, Curve, and Torch users
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    BlackBerry 7.1 update hits the UK for Bold, Curve, and Torch users

    By 3 May 2012

    BlackBerry 10 might have just been announced, but that doesn't mean Research In Motion has forgotten about current BlackBerry users announcing that BB 7.1 is now available for customers in the UK. The update is available for the BlackBerry Bold 9900,...

  • BlackBerry-equipped Porsche 911 Carrera S pictures and hands-on
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    BlackBerry-equipped Porsche 911 Carrera S pictures and hands-on

    By 2 May 2012

    RIM has shown just what BlackBerry 10 is capable of by implementing the mobile computing engine into a Porsche 911 Carrera S. Pocket-lint got some hands-on time with the vehicle, though sadly we weren’t allowed to take it for a spin. The first thing...

  • What does BlackBerry 10 mean for BlackBerry 7?
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    What does BlackBerry 10 mean for BlackBerry 7?

    By 2 May 2012

    BlackBerry 7’s development team will remain in place for the immediate future even though BlackBerry 10 will become RIM’s key OS. With BlackBerry 10 whipping up a frenzy at BlackBerry World, it’s easy to forget that most BlackBerry smartphones still...

  • RIM CEO: We need to become a lean, mean hunting machine
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    RIM CEO: We need to become a lean, mean hunting machine

    By 2 May 2012

    Thorsten Heins, chief executive of RIM, has been speaking  to an exclusive group of journalists at BlackBerry World about his long terms goals for the manufacturer. With Pocket-lint in attendance, Heins reiterated that RIM had no plans to leave the...

  • Second BlackBerry 10 developer phone in the works
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    Second BlackBerry 10 developer phone in the works

    By 2 May 2012

    BlackBerry maker RIM has said there will be a second BlackBerry developer device released later in the year. Talking at BlackBerry Jam, Alec Saunders, RIM’s VP of Developer Relations, confirmed there would be a second "very limited-edition" version...

  • RIM: BlackBerry 10 devices with physical keyboard still planned
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    RIM: BlackBerry 10 devices with physical keyboard still planned

    By 1 May 2012

    BlackBerry maker RIM has confirmed that it will still be making smartphones with physical Qwerty keyboards when it comes to launching BlackBerry 10 devices in the future. The news will no doubt allay fears of BlackBerry users not yet ready to make the...

  • RIM guarantees $10,000 for BlackBerry 10 app developers
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    RIM guarantees $10,000 for BlackBerry 10 app developers

    By 1 May 2012

    RIM has promised BlackBerry 10 app developers at least $10,000 in the first year should their application qualify for BlackBerry App World. Anyone doubting RIM’s commitment to ensuring its BlackBerry 10 OS is well equipped with apps when it’s launched...

  • BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha pictures and hands-on
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    BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha pictures and hands-on

    By 1 May 2012

    So we might not be developers, but we’ve managed to tackle the media scrum and got some hands-on time with the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device. The device is being handed out to all developers attending the BlackBerry World conference, helping to develop...

  • BlackBerry 10 arrives, why should we be getting excited?
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    BlackBerry 10 arrives, why should we be getting excited?

    By 1 May 2012

    So BlackBerry 10 is now official, having been unveiled at RIM’s BlackBerry World conference in Orlando, Florida. Yet what’s new and why should we be getting excited? Still being developed, RIM demoed a few key features on the new operating system...

  • BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device revealed  (video)
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    BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device revealed (video)

    By 1 May 2012

    Thorsten Heins, RIM CEO, has revealed the new BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device at BlackBerry World in Orlando, Florida. The new BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha is not a BlackBerry 10 smartphone for end users nor does it run the final BlackBerry 10 software. It...

  • BlackBerry Music Gateway connects via NFC
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    BlackBerry Music Gateway connects via NFC

    By 1 May 2012

    RIM has unveiled the BlackBerry Music Gateway, a second stab at allowing BlackBerry Users to stream music to another device. This time the new device connects to BlackBerry devices via NFC before playing your music via Stereo Bluetooth. It effectively...

  • BlackBerry 10 Alpha Dev device, the nicest handset you'll never own
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    BlackBerry 10 Alpha Dev device, the nicest handset you'll never own

    By 30 April 2012

    There have been more leaks today than at the Welsh vegetable grower's Titanic re-enactment jamboree, and while many of them have been Samsung-centric, the fact that the BlackBerry Jam and BlackBerry World 2012 events are about to get under way in Orlando,...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0.1 update rolling out now
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    BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0.1 update rolling out now

    By 17 April 2012

    RIM has released a new update for the BlackBerry Playbook, bringing with it a number of improvements and optimisations on Tuesday.  The new version, BlackBerry PlayBook OS v2.0.1.358, is now available to all users and via the software update panel within...

  • BlackBerry Curve 9320 outed by T-Mobile
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    BlackBerry Curve 9320 outed by T-Mobile

    By 17 April 2012

    Research In Motion might be gearing up to launch BlackBerry OS 10 but that isn't stopping the company introducing a budget BlackBerry smartphone - the BlackBerry Curve 9320 - on T-Mobile in the UK in the meantime. The new QWERTY smartphone, promised by...

  • BlackBerry Mini Keyboard for PlayBook review
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    BlackBerry Mini Keyboard for PlayBook review

    By 11 April 2012

    Research In Motion has launched a new mini Bluetooth keyboard for the BlackBerry PlayBook - complete with accompanying case to house it all. But should you be bothering and will it make working on the go any easier? Design There are two parts to the...

  • Harrods Swarovski BlackBerry Bold 9900 White pictures and hands-on
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    Harrods Swarovski BlackBerry Bold 9900 White pictures and hands-on

    By 6 April 2012

    How much do you like crystals? How much do you like BlackBerry? If the answer to both of those is a lot, this might be the BlackBerry Bold 9900 you've been waiting for  - and pom which Pocket-lint's been having a play. Specially commissioned for Harrods...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #79 - RIM's consumer focus, Google Project Glass and Harrods gadgets
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #79 - RIM's consumer focus, Google Project Glass and Harrods gadgets

    By 6 April 2012

    RIM has had an eventful week, so the Pocket-lint team explains why the rest of the press presumed it was withdrawing from the consumer market, while we though otherwise. Plus, the team discusses the potential for the sci-fi-style augmented reality specs...

  • BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981: Harrods titanium edition pictures and hands-on
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    BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981: Harrods titanium edition pictures and hands-on

    By 4 April 2012

    Porsche Design has made an exclusive one-of-a-kind titanium and carbon fibre version of its BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 smartphone for Harrods, and Pocket-lint convinced the Knightsbridge store to let us have a closer look. Titanium is a material...

  • BlackBerry Fusion now available on iOS and Android devices
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    BlackBerry Fusion now available on iOS and Android devices

    By 3 April 2012

    RIM’s BlackBerry Fusion is now available on the iOS and Android platforms, so the likes of the iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S II will be able to access RIM’s business services. Previously, only BlackBerry users were able to access the BlackBerry...

  • RIM: We are not withdrawing from consumer market
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    RIM: We are not withdrawing from consumer market

    By 30 March 2012

    RIM has denied reports that it is pulling out of the consumer market following poor q4 financial results on Thursday. “The claim that RIM has said it will withdraw from the consumer market is wholly inaccurate," Patrick Spence, RIM's managing director...

  • RIM results spell bad news for BlackBerry maker
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    RIM results spell bad news for BlackBerry maker

    By 29 March 2012

    Research In Motion, the Canadian company behind BlackBerry, filed its fourth quarter results on Thursday and, as predicted, it's not good news. The bottom line is that revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $4.2 billion, down 19 per cent from $5.2...

  • BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha phone to debut at BlackBerry Jam conference in May
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    BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha phone to debut at BlackBerry Jam conference in May

    By 24 March 2012

    BlackBerry has confirmed that it will be giving developers a limited edition developer prototype device at its developer conference, BlackBerry Jam, in Orlando in May in preparation for BlackBerry OS 10 when it comes out later this year. The new device,...

  • Official BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboard lands
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    Official BlackBerry PlayBook Mini Keyboard lands

    By 13 March 2012

    Update: The original post below went live on Monday - we now have official confirmation of the device from RIM with  James Poulton, director, Advanced Accessories saying: "Whether you’re typing email, creating documents, surfing the web or using other...

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

    By 29 February 2012

    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...

  • Mobile World Congress: Just the headlines
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    Mobile World Congress: Just the headlines

    By 28 February 2012

    Mobile World Congress is in full swing and, as you can imagine, here at Pocket-lint we are all over it like a bad rash, getting the scoops, bagging the exclusives, and getting up close and personal with the latest phones, tablets, apps, and everything...