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  • Swiftkey powering BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 keyboard
    Tablets

    Swiftkey powering BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 keyboard

    By 28 February 2012

    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
    Tablets

    Confetti: Collaborative content app concept for PlayBook demoed

    By 28 February 2012

    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...

  • Mobile World Congress 2012: We’re here
    Phones

    Mobile World Congress 2012: We’re here

    By 26 February 2012

    Mobile World Congress 2012 kicks-off tonight with announcements coming from HTC, Sony Ericsson, Huawei and ViewSonic as they launch their new devices. We’re on the ground in a sunny Barcelona to bring you all the action as it unfolds. If you’ve...

  • How to turn your BlackBerry Playbook into a Kindle Fire
    Tablets

    How to turn your BlackBerry Playbook into a Kindle Fire

    By 24 February 2012

    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
    Tablets

    BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 pictures and hands-on

    By 24 February 2012

    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?...

  • PlayBook 2.0 update rolling out now
    Tablets

    PlayBook 2.0 update rolling out now

    By 21 February 2012

    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
    Tablets

    BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 update landing 21 February claims leaked document

    By 18 February 2012

    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,...

  • BBM Music now available free for six months
    Phones

    BBM Music now available free for six months

    By 9 February 2012

    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 PlayBook 2.0 demoed, Bridge 2.0 gives remote control
    Tablets

    BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 demoed, Bridge 2.0 gives remote control

    By 7 February 2012

    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
    Phones

    BlackBerry 10 superphone image leaked

    By 1 February 2012

    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...

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

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

    By 31 January 2012

    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 -...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9790 lands on Vodafone
    Phones

    BlackBerry Bold 9790 lands on Vodafone

    By 27 January 2012

    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...

  • CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie step down from RIM jobs
    Phones

    CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie step down from RIM jobs

    By 23 January 2012

    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'
    Phones

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

    By 19 January 2012

    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
    Phones

    Samsung not interested in RIM takeover

    By 18 January 2012

    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 review
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    BlackBerry Torch 9810 review

    By 17 January 2012

    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
    Tablets

    Two new BlackBerry PlayBook tablets coming in 2012

    By 17 January 2012

    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
    Phones

    BlackBerry OS 7.1 adds mobile Hotspot, NFC contact sharing

    By 9 January 2012

    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
    Phones

    BlackBerry OS 10 to get February reveal at MWC

    By 5 January 2012

    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...

  • 9 companies fighting to stay alive in 2012
    Gaming

    9 companies fighting to stay alive in 2012

    By 4 January 2012

    We love our gadgets, we all do, but as the competition continues to get tougher and tougher, companies have to make better and better gadgets to stay not just relevant, but in business. Here are nine companies that are going to find 2012 tough. Some will...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook fire-sale kicks off in the US
    Tablets

    BlackBerry PlayBook fire-sale kicks off in the US

    By 3 January 2012

    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...

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

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

    By 29 December 2011

    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
    Tablets

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

    By 27 December 2011

    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...

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

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

    By 23 December 2011

    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
    Online

    Pocket-lint Podcast #66 - Christmas special

    By 22 December 2011

    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...