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  • Spotify for Blackberry takes on BBM Music
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    Spotify for Blackberry takes on BBM Music

    By 19 October 2011

    Spotify has launched a new app for BlackBerry users, bringing the on demand music service to millions of new customers around the world. "We’re excited today to announce our first preview release of Spotify for Blackberry. As our sixth mobile app, Blackberry...

  • BlackBerry Jam: Developers told they can be cool too
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    BlackBerry Jam: Developers told they can be cool too

    By 18 October 2011

    In a move to make developing cool BlackBerry has announced a new imitative for developers called BlackBerry Jam. Liking developing to being in a band. The company is planning on "making it easier and more fun" to be a BlackBerry developer. That includes...

  • BlackBerry developers make more money
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    BlackBerry developers make more money

    By 18 October 2011

    BlackBerry developers make more money according to Research In Motion, the company that makes BlackBerry smartphones and the PlayBook tablet.  "If you put it on our platform, you'll make more money," execs were keen to tell delegates to the company’s...

  • BBX: The one future platform for all BlackBerry users, coming 2012
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    BBX: The one future platform for all BlackBerry users, coming 2012

    By 18 October 2011

    Research In Motion has announced BBX at Devcon in San Francisco on Tuesday as it looks to merge its phone and tablet operating systems together. The new platform promises a single unified platform for the company’s smartphones, tablets, embed devices...

  • Free BlackBerry apps for those put out by service outage
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    Free BlackBerry apps for those put out by service outage

    By 17 October 2011

    RIM plans on giving out more than a $100 worth of apps to individual BlackBerry users in an attempt to make up for the problems caused by its service outage last week. The company has handled the problems customers faced with things like email, internet...

  • RIM leaks Bellagio and Curve Touch via BlackBerry developer blog
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    RIM leaks Bellagio and Curve Touch via BlackBerry developer blog

    By 17 October 2011

    Two new smartphones have been posted on the BlackBerry devblog for all to see, whether it was RIM's intention for all to to see, rather than just developers, remains to be seen; what is highly likely, however, is that we're about to see the imminent official...

  • HTC, Sharp, and ZTE planning NFC smartphones
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    HTC, Sharp, and ZTE planning NFC smartphones

    By 16 October 2011

    HTC has been coy about adding NFC to its smartphones to date, but that could all be about to change after the company, along with Sharp and ZTE, announced that it is joining the NFC forum. The NFC Forum, the non-profit industry association that advances...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #59
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #59

    By 13 October 2011

    So iOS 5 has arrived, yet a large number of us still can't get it to work correctly on our numerous iDevices, so the Pocket-lint team looks at the reasons why - and why the Internet ground to a halt last night. Rik Henderson, Stuart Miles and Chris Hall...

  • VIDEO: BlackBerry founder Mike Lazaridis posts apology for service outage
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    VIDEO: BlackBerry founder Mike Lazaridis posts apology for service outage

    By 13 October 2011

    RIM has uploaded a video to its YouTube channel which sees founder Mike Lazaridis issuing an apology for repeated outages and issues to BlackBerry services this week.  "Since launching BlackBerry in 1999, its been my goal to deliver reliable, real-time...

  • RIM: BlackBerry service getting back to normal
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    RIM: BlackBerry service getting back to normal

    By 13 October 2011

    Research in Motion, the company behind BlackBerry, is reporting that most of the services in Europe are getting back to normal after 3 days of outage.  In a statement on its website RIM said: "From 6am BST today, all services across Europe, the Middle...

  • RIM: Right now we’re letting you down, here's what's actually going on with BlackBerry service
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    RIM: Right now we’re letting you down, here's what's actually going on with BlackBerry service

    By 13 October 2011

    RIM is finally detailing what is happening with its data outage, somehthing that has seen the service out of action for over 3 days, after being rather slow in explaining what is going wrong.  It is the first time the company has actively given details...

  • RIM still doesn't have an answer to when BlackBerry service will be back, blames too many emails
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    RIM still doesn't have an answer to when BlackBerry service will be back, blames too many emails

    By 12 October 2011

    Research In Motion has given more information on why many of the company’s users have been without emails for the last 3 days, but has failed to say when the BlackBerry email service will be back to normal.  Expanding on the details given on Tuesday...

  • BlackBerry network troubles now hit US
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    BlackBerry network troubles now hit US

    By 12 October 2011

    RIM has revealed that BlackBerry owners in the Americas have also been hit by intermittent service woes. There have been network delays that ape the issues the company has faced in the UK and Europe these last few days. In short, as our US chums might...

  • RIM UK MD apologises for BlackBerry network outage
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    RIM UK MD apologises for BlackBerry network outage

    By 12 October 2011

    The UK managing director of RIM, Stephen Bates, has apologised for the service disruption to email browsing and BlackBerry Messenger across Europe. BlackBerry users have experienced network outage for the last few days, a situation that he describes as...

  • RIM details why BlackBerry users haven't had email for two days
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    RIM details why BlackBerry users haven't had email for two days

    By 11 October 2011

    BlackBerry maker RIM has issued a statement as to why its users in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and other parts of the world have struggled with email browsing, and using BBM over the last 2 days.  In a statement issued to Pocket-lint late on Tuesday...

  • BlackBerry Services come back to life, before going down again
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    BlackBerry Services come back to life, before going down again

    By 11 October 2011

    Fans of BlackBerry Messenger had their instant messaging client shut down briefly recently when several servers crashed. Users of the BlackBerry Messenger service, one of the handset's biggest selling points, found messages failing to be sent or received...

  • RIM beats Apple for brand loyalty, but where does your phone maker come?
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    RIM beats Apple for brand loyalty, but where does your phone maker come?

    By 4 October 2011

    New figures released by Comscore suggest that BlackBerry owners are the most loyal phone users in the UK, pipping Apple to the top spot. In the survey, which looks at manufacturer churn rates in the UK in May, June, and July; BlackBerry maker RIM has...

  • BlackBerry Torch 9860   review
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    BlackBerry Torch 9860 review

    By 3 October 2011

    The BlackBerry Torch 9860 is a 3.7-inch touchscreen smartphone, sweeping aside the Storm name to give RIM another crack at a keyboardless device. It arrives with BlackBerry OS7, the same as the BlackBerry Bold 9900 which we reviewed recently, but offering...

  • Leaked BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 coming soon
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    Leaked BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 coming soon

    By 16 September 2011

    According to the financial bods, Research in Motion is in a bit of bother. It shipped less handsets than expected in the last quarter and poor tablet sales meant that profits were down 47 per cent. What RIM needs is a super, smashing, great handset to...

  • Big PlayBook update coming October, adds Video Store, Android, email and more
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    Big PlayBook update coming October, adds Video Store, Android, email and more

    By 16 September 2011

    RIM has promised a "big update" for its PlayBook tablet in October as it moves to try and improve lacklustre sales over the last quarter. In a conference call following the company’s latest earning report, that saw revenue down 15 per cent and profits...

  • Poor BlackBerry PlayBook sales see profits crash at RIM
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    Poor BlackBerry PlayBook sales see profits crash at RIM

    By 15 September 2011

    BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has had to admit that its shiny new tablet, the BlackBerry PlayBook, isn’t doing as well as it had hoped. The company has reported that it has shipped just 200,000 to shops in the last 90 days. To put that into perspective,...

  • BlackBerry App World 3.0 now available
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    BlackBerry App World 3.0 now available

    By 6 September 2011

    RIM has released BlackBerry App World 3.0 for its smartphone users. The redesigned front-end for the company's store has been crafted to make it easier to find applications, games and themes, with each category getting its own channel. Other new features...

  • BlackBerry makes music social with BBM Music
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    BlackBerry makes music social with BBM Music

    By 25 August 2011

    Research in Motion, the company behind the BlackBerry brand, has announced that it is getting into the music business with the launch of a new service: BBM Music.  The new offering, which will cost just $4.99 a month, will allow BlackBerry Messenger...

  • BlackBerry Curve 9360 pictures and hands-on
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    BlackBerry Curve 9360 pictures and hands-on

    By 23 August 2011

    Completing the BlackBerry 7 picture is the new BlackBerry Curve 9360, announced today and joining the new Torch and Bold models announced earlier in the month. It will be joined by the Curve 9350 and 9370 variants in other territories. The first thing...

  • BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 officially RIMmed
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    BlackBerry Curve 9350, 9360 and 9370 officially RIMmed

    By 23 August 2011

    Research in Motion has done what Tom Hanks and his crew couldn't by landing the Apollo. That's right RIM fans, the new BlackBerry Curve is finally official after months of leakage and it comes in three sparkly flavours. First up, and most relevant for...