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

    By 16 December 2011

    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...

  • BlackBerry Milan leaked picture fashions in new era for RIM
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    BlackBerry Milan leaked picture fashions in new era for RIM

    By 9 December 2011

    In the same week that BlackBerry lost its trademark battle over the name of its new BBX operating system, we get our first look at one of the devices that the software will be loaded up on to. The BlackBerry Milan will be one of the first QNX devices...

  • Riot police turn on 3,000 strong crowd as phone launch goes wrong
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    Riot police turn on 3,000 strong crowd as phone launch goes wrong

    By 25 November 2011

    It is every company’s dream to have thousands turn up to the launch of a new phone, but not this one: it saw calm queuers go "crazy" when stock quickly ran out. So many people turned up for the latest smartphone launch in Jakarta, Indonesia, that hundreds...

  • Apple number one for global mobile brand loyalty
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    Apple number one for global mobile brand loyalty

    By 25 November 2011

    Apple is the brand with the most loyalty amongst its customers globally, at least in the mobile sector. A study by research company GfK has found that 84 per cent of iPhone owners are more likely to stay within the Apple ecosystem, and therefore stick...

  • Pocket-lint Awards 2011: Time is running out to cast your vote
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    Pocket-lint Awards 2011: Time is running out to cast your vote

    By 25 November 2011

    It's the awards show that everybody is talking about. Apparently Angelina is going to be wearing Dior and Brad's tux is a Hugo Boss vintage number. Not Jolie or Pitt you understand - Angelina and Brad who work in the bookies near Pocket-lint Towers. They...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook OTA update Flashes in
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    BlackBerry PlayBook OTA update Flashes in

    By 25 November 2011

    Despite Flash for mobile being on its death bed, whispering its final goodbyes to the devices it once held so dear, it is getting one last hurrah, courtesy of RIM, with Flash 11.1 arriving on the BlackBerry PlayBook following the latest over the air update....

  • 8th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2011: Voting goes live
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    8th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2011: Voting goes live

    By 15 November 2011

    Voting for the 8th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards has now gone live, giving you the chance to say which gadgets you think should be crowned top for 2011. As you will see over on the voting page, each of the 10 categories has five products that have been...

  • BBM Music goes live in UK for BlackBerry music fans
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    BBM Music goes live in UK for BlackBerry music fans

    By 15 November 2011

    BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has announced that its BBM Music service has come out of beta and will be available to all from today in the UK. The new service, first announced in August, will allow BBM users to get access to up to 50 music tracks...

  • BlackBerry Curve 9380 ditches keyboard goes full touchscreen
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    BlackBerry Curve 9380 ditches keyboard goes full touchscreen

    By 15 November 2011

    Research In Motion has announced a new BlackBerry Curve on Tuesday; the BlackBerry Curve 9380, which in a first for the range will ditch the keyboard in favour of an all touchscreen affair. Not to be confused with the company’s BlackBerry Torch 9860 range,...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9790: The new thinner Bold
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    BlackBerry Bold 9790: The new thinner Bold

    By 15 November 2011

    Like the BlackBerry Bold 9900 but feel it's a little too wide? Research In Motion hears you, it seems, and has announced that it will be bringing a new, slimmer version of the BlackBerry Bold to the UK after Christmas. The BlackBerry Bold 9790, as it...

  • BlackBerry London replaces Colt as first BBX handset
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    BlackBerry London replaces Colt as first BBX handset

    By 15 November 2011

    A new handset has emerged from RIM that looks like it'll be the first BBX-based handset, Called the BlackBerry London it is said to be launching some time in the second half of 2012. Earlier reports by the Verge stated that its sources said that the BlackBerry...

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

    By 14 November 2011

    With Christmas and winter almost upon us we always have a soft spot for white gadgets, and especially white phones. So up steps the white BlackBerry Bold 9900 to whet our appetite, giving us all that is the Bold in a glorious white casing, so we can put...

  • RIM: 2012 BlackBerry phones will be charming, whimsical and fun
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    RIM: 2012 BlackBerry phones will be charming, whimsical and fun

    By 14 November 2011

    Research In Motion’s senior vice president of Industrial Design, Todd Wood, has told Pocket-lint that the next range of BlackBerry smartphones will be officially summed up using the words “charming, whimsical and fun”. In an exclusive interview with...

  • BlackBerry: Good design wears in rather than wearing out
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    BlackBerry: Good design wears in rather than wearing out

    By 14 November 2011

    “I like restaurants with small menus because it shows they are good at those things. Too many choices mean they aren’t good for anything,” Todd Wood, Senior Vice President for Industrial Design at Research In Motion, the company that makes BlackBerry...

  • 8th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2011: Nominations announced
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    8th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2011: Nominations announced

    By 14 November 2011

    Picking the best of the best is never an easy job, but after much deliberation and debate, the Pocket-lint team has whittled down and weeded out the best gadgets and tech from the past year. That means we now have a definitive shortlist for the Pocket-lint...

  • RIM's BBX mobiles to break from current BlackBerry form factor, will support BES
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    RIM's BBX mobiles to break from current BlackBerry form factor, will support BES

    By 10 November 2011

    The new set of smartphones that will be coming from RIM next year will be changing style, bringing PlayBook like resolution and screen ratio to its mobiles. Along with this change of direction in terms of styling, it's been confirmed that RIM will be...

  • BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 pictures and hands-on
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    BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 pictures and hands-on

    By 3 November 2011

    £2000, that’s the amount of pocket money you’ll have to have saved up to afford the beauty that is the BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 smartphone. The Porsche Design designed P'9981 packs a stainless steel frame hewn from a single block of metal,...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9790 leaked pictures...again
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    BlackBerry Bold 9790 leaked pictures...again

    By 2 November 2011

    It's been a while since RIM got leaky with one of its handsets. Well, a couple of months at least. But the BlackBerry Bold 9790 seems to be popping up all over the place - so we thought it only best that we bring it to your attention. The 9790, which...

  • BlackBerry Messenger update makes app sharing easy
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    BlackBerry Messenger update makes app sharing easy

    By 31 October 2011

    In July RIM announced BBM 6, bringing BBM connected apps to the party, and now the first major update (v6.0.1) has gone live. Back in March, RIM opened up for third parties to tap into the BBM phenomenon with the BlackBerry Messenger Social Platform,...

  • RIM literally giving PlayBook tablets away
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    RIM literally giving PlayBook tablets away

    By 28 October 2011

    Back in September it was revealed that RIM was struggling with sales of its PlayBook tablet, with just 200,000 shipped to shops in the previous quarter, and now the Canadian phone giant has taken action - by offering free PlayBooks in the US and Canada....

  • VIDEO: RIM has a vision of the future too
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    VIDEO: RIM has a vision of the future too

    By 28 October 2011

    Anything Microsoft can do, RIM can do, er....well, not better - but roughly the same except perhaps a little bit more boring. No, we're not talking smartphones here (that'd be an unfair description, right?) but visions of the future. Following the brilliant...

  • BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 zooms in from RIM
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    BlackBerry Porsche Design P'9981 zooms in from RIM

    By 27 October 2011

    Hold on to your hats RIM-fans, the Canadian phone giant has announced a brand spanking new phone that it has designed in partnership with Porsche Design - the P'9981. With an apostrophe as puzzling as Samuel Eto'o's and (probably) a price-tag that will...

  • Porsche designed BlackBerry coming 27 October
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    Porsche designed BlackBerry coming 27 October

    By 20 October 2011

    Research In Motion is set to launch a Porsche designed BlackBerry at the end of the month, for those that want something a little different from the standard models. Invites have been going to a select few for a special VIP preview evening of an exclusive...

  • RIM execs explain poor PlayBook sales
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    RIM execs explain poor PlayBook sales

    By 20 October 2011

    Rim has acknowledged the two main reasons for poor BlackBerry PlayBook sales at the company’s Devcon event in San Francisco. "The number one reason the PlayBook hasn't sold as well as we expected is the lack of a native email client, the number two...

  • Facebook Messenger for BlackBerry takes on BBM
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    Facebook Messenger for BlackBerry takes on BBM

    By 19 October 2011

    Facebook Messenger has landed on BlackBerry, the social networking site has announced, bringing with it a load of new features into the mix. "In this version, we've included a bunch of new features and performance improvements designed to make your messaging...