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  • BlackBerry Bold 9900 review
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    BlackBerry Bold 9900 review

    By 18 August 2011

    When you’re under fire you have to make bold moves, like launching five new handsets, improving the hardware specs and ushering in a new operating system. With BlackBerry facing challenges from all sides, are RIMs efforts enough to lure customers to...

  • What next for Motorola powered by Google?
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    What next for Motorola powered by Google?

    By 16 August 2011

    Google has announced that it will buy Motorola for $12.6bn, a premium of over 63% on its share price, and with it sending a massive shockwave through the industry. As the dust settles and the tech world ponders the announcement that Google is now a...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #50
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #50

    By 10 August 2011

    You'd think that, as it's reached the ripe old age of 50, there would be a massive party and celebrations for this week's podcast, but as the team completely forgot, there's nary even a mention. However, rather than mope and feel old, Podcast number 50...

  • BlackBerry assisting police over London riots
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    BlackBerry assisting police over London riots

    By 9 August 2011

    BlackBerry has issued a statement regarding the London riots after claims that those involved are using the company's secure messaging service, BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), to organise the rioting. “We feel for those impacted by this weekend’s riots...

  • 2012 release for first BlackBerry QNX smartphone?
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    2012 release for first BlackBerry QNX smartphone?

    By 9 August 2011

    Did the "largest global launch of BlackBerry smartphones in history" leave you wanting more? Are you craving some PlayBook style QNX action on a BB smartphone? If so, we've got good news and bad news for you. The good news - a QNX smartphone is on course...

  • BlackBerry Curve Apollo leaked yet again
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    BlackBerry Curve Apollo leaked yet again

    By 5 August 2011

    Despite the largest smartphone launch in RIM's history, we've still had no official word on the BlackBerry Curve 9360, aka the BlackBerry Curve Apollo. This, despite the fact that the handset has been leaking all over the web for months now. The latest...

  • BlackBerry Torch 9810 vs BlackBerry Torch 9800
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    BlackBerry Torch 9810 vs BlackBerry Torch 9800

    By 3 August 2011

    BlackBerry OS 7 has finally arrived, and with it a raft of pretty looking phones to boast all of the modern joys. “Yippee,” most cry but is that, or should that indeed, be the call of all? Should people who’ve not long invested in the original BlackBerry...

  • BlackBerry Torch 9810 hands-on
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    BlackBerry Torch 9810 hands-on

    By 3 August 2011

    The original BlackBerry Torch was a decent QWERTY/Touch experiment from RIM, but fell short in the processor and operating system department. Now BlackBerry is back with the 9810 and a totally revamped spec sheet which it hopes to catapult the Torch into...

  • BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 hands-on
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    BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 hands-on

    By 3 August 2011

    RIM, and its BlackBerry phones, have always been a big hit with the corporate contingent, stringing together countless handsets which appeal to the heavy business user - thanks in part to its excellent QWERTY setup and reliable push email. So it was with...

  • RIM details five new BlackBerry 7 smartphones
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    RIM details five new BlackBerry 7 smartphones

    By 3 August 2011

    After AT&T ruined BlackBerry's (badly kept) secret by officially announcing the BlackBerry Torch 9810 earlier, the Canadian mobile giant has now added officialdom to four more BlackBerry 7 touting handsets: the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 and the BlackBerry...

  • RIM prepares for iMessage arrival with BBM 6 launch
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    RIM prepares for iMessage arrival with BBM 6 launch

    By 28 July 2011

    RIM has officially announced.....no not the new BlackBerry 7 handsets that we're all waiting for - but BlackBerry Messenger 6, or BBM 6 as the kool kids call it. BBM 6 is the result of the BlackBerry Messenger Social Platform that went live to developers...

  • BlackBerry Torch 2 and Storm 3 caught in the wild?
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    BlackBerry Torch 2 and Storm 3 caught in the wild?

    By 27 July 2011

    The BlackBerry leak parade continues, this time with both the Torch 2 and the much rarer Monza 9860 making an appearance. Vietnamese technology site Sohoa got its hands on the pair of RIM handsets and subsequently snapped a slew of hands on pics. Close...

  • BlackBerry handsets due for announcement already leaked?
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    BlackBerry handsets due for announcement already leaked?

    By 26 July 2011

    BlackBerry has been all over the technology wires of late, with its company's flagging fortunes and handset rumours regularly snatching the news limelight.  The latest set of phones to leak could very well be the BlackBerry OS 7 handsets the company...

  • BlackBerry 7 devices launch imminent
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    BlackBerry 7 devices launch imminent

    By 26 July 2011

    Monday wasn't the best of days for RIM - publicly admitting that it is to cut 2,000 jobs - but Tuesday looks like being a bumper day in terms of BlackBerry device launches, according to the company's Twitter and Facebook feeds. On Twitter @BlackBerry...

  • RIM to cut 2,000 BlackBerry jobs
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    RIM to cut 2,000 BlackBerry jobs

    By 25 July 2011

    Troubled times at RIM towers? It would seem so, although the Canadian mobile giant it still surprisingly upbeat despite revealing that the company is to slash 11 per cent of its workforce, some 2,000 employees, in a move "which is focused on eliminating...

  • Best BlackBerry PlayBook apps
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    Best BlackBerry PlayBook apps

    By 15 July 2011

    So, you’ve bought the BlackBerry PlayBook, you’ve mastered the intriguing OS and you know your up swipe function from your down swipe function and your left from your right. Good stuff. The next trick, several software updates later, is to get some...

  • BlackBerry set to launch 7 new handsets in the near future
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    BlackBerry set to launch 7 new handsets in the near future

    By 13 July 2011

    RIM is looking to turn the tide on its somewhat ominous looking fate with the promise of seven new handsets "over the coming months". According to the company's Co-CEO Jim Balsille, the new mobile phones will be running BlackBerry OS 7. RIM has allegedly...

  • RIM manages more than 1 million EMEA based subscribers in three weeks
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    RIM manages more than 1 million EMEA based subscribers in three weeks

    By 8 July 2011

    Recent times have seen plentiful unhappy faces surrounding the offices of RIM. The company that once made its name in the mobile email market has struggled against new competition from Apple and Google. Even the recent PlayBook, BlackBerry's take on the...

  • Retweet to win a BlackBerry PlayBook
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    Retweet to win a BlackBerry PlayBook

    By 21 June 2011

    Pocket-lint has been covering the progress of the BlackBerry PlayBook since it was a tiny glint in Pappa RIM's eye, and now that its hit the shelves, and we've given it the full treatment in our full PlayBook review, it has to be said that it's an absolute...

  • Apple has enough cash to buy mobile phone industry
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    Apple has enough cash to buy mobile phone industry

    By 18 June 2011

    Apple has enough cash in the bank to buy virtually all it’s competition if it wanted to, showing us just how successful the maker of the iPhone is. With an estimated $70billion of cash sitting there waiting for the right moment, it means that it could...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook now on sale in the UK
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    BlackBerry PlayBook now on sale in the UK

    By 15 June 2011

    The BlackBerry PlayBook has finally gone on sale in the UK, 57 days after it hit shops in the US and a mammoth 9 months after Pocket-lint was first treated to a glimpse of the 7-inch tablet at the official launch event. The QNX OS powered device's initial...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook update fixes Flash issues
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    BlackBerry PlayBook update fixes Flash issues

    By 13 June 2011

    BlackBerry is set to push an over the air update to its PlayBook which should fix issues early adopters are having with Flash. BlackBerry stated on its blog that "while their are no known reports of any BlackBerry PlayBook users being affected by the...

  • BlackBerry PlayBook OS update adds advanced Facebook features
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    BlackBerry PlayBook OS update adds advanced Facebook features

    By 7 June 2011

    Whilst RIM's big rival was making a big song and dance about its latest OS updates over in California, the Canadian manufacturer quietly released details of a fresh new version of its tablet OS - using its blog to announce BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.5....

  • BlackBerry Apollo (Curve) caught on video, glossy photo session
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    BlackBerry Apollo (Curve) caught on video, glossy photo session

    By 30 May 2011

    With a proven track record of coming across smartphones before they are launched, the Vietnamese website tinhte.vn, has released photos and video of the yet-to-be-officially-announced BlackBerry Curve (Apollo). Seems the phone’s broken out of a manufacturing...

  • VIDEO: BlackBerry Curve Apollo in action
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    VIDEO: BlackBerry Curve Apollo in action

    By 27 May 2011

    Thought that we'd seen official launches all of the BlackBerry devices that were leaked back in January? Well, think again - as we're still waiting on officialdom for the Storm like 9680 1.2GHz RIM monster, as well as the curvy 9370, aka the BlackBerry...