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"Classic" QWERTY BlackBerry Q20 and Z3 Remind Us BB's Still Going

Despite its many financial struggles, BlackBerry has managed to join in with the fun at Mobile World Congress this week, revealing two now models -- the QWERTY Q20 for old-school fans and the new all-touch Z3 for emerging markets. Read More >>

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Can the Android Google Play Store Save BlackBerry?

I think at this point we can pretty safely say that BlackBerry's BB 10 relaunch was a bit of a disaster for the once-mighty Canadian smartphone makers. I mean, you don't give your CEO the boot for nothing right? And it now seems the company is ready to fully capitulate to its Android rival. Read More >>

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Facebook for BB10 Updated With Redesign and More Photo Management Stuff

There's a new official Facebook app out for those using BB10, which might bring an end to the endless stream of vicious one-star user reviews the battered old social app has been picking up. Read More >>

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BlackBerry Q10 Priced at £579 SIM-Free

BlackBerry's either extremely confident about its forthcoming Q10's chances of success or desperate to pull in any money while it can, with the new QWERTY BB10 model now up for pre-order in the UK at the astonishing price of £579. That's a super-high price usually reserved  for established smartphone kings Samsung and Apple. An audacious move by BlackBerry, or commercial death-wish madness? Read More >>

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Mike Lazaridis Calls it a Day and Retires from BlackBerry

BlackBerry's just released its latest set of financial figures for the last year, showing it sold roughly six million smartphones and "approximately" one million BB10 devices. But the real shock news is the decision of co-founder Mike Lazaridis to resign his positions of vice chair and company director. Read More >>

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BlackBerry Boss Reveals Plan to Take BB10 to "Another Level"

BlackBerry boss Thorsten Heins is already bigging up the smartphone company's next new thing, claiming there's some super-secret "new product" he's really excited about. But obviously he'd rather lots of people bought the Z10 before he tells us any more about it. Read More >>

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BB10 Might Fail UK Government High Security Testing

The new BlackBerry ecosystem has might have failed a government security test, meaning it is, for now, unlikely to win itself any large-scale government orders. George Osborne's going to have to carry on using his insecure ASDA Alcatel for the time being. Read More >>

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Native Instagram App for BB10 Not on the Horizon, Says Source

Owners of the new BB10 phones are going to have to look elsewhere for a means of capturing, editing and distributing photographs of their duck wraps and Thai chilli fish cakes, as sources claim Instagram is currently steering clear of the new OS and not working on a custom native app. Read More >>

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Is BlackBerry's New Ad the Dumbest Tech Ad You've Ever Seen?

BlackBerry's Super Bowl ad from last night was... uh... interesting as you can see above. The company claimed that in 30 seconds, it was easier to show us what BB10 couldn't do — which is perhaps some of the laziest marketing ever. Read More >>

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Why History Shows That BlackBerry is Doomed

If there was one word to sum up general opinion on the BlackBerry 10 launch, it would be 'meh'. There's a feeling that it's too little, too late. But we've been here before -- back in 2009, with Palm, and it seems that BlackBerry's going the same way. Read More >>

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BlackBerry's Best Trick: Nailing Work-Life Balance

Last night BlackBerry demoed what it's calling BlackBerry Balance, a clever way of separating one's personal and work lives in one device. You don't see it as much these days but carrying two phones — one for business, one for pleasure — was commonplace not too long ago. I remember having a BlackBerry 6200 alongside my Sidekick 2; and I'm sure a lot of you remember those days as well. Read More >>

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BlackBerry's Most Important Phone Isn't Its Flagship

BlackBerry announced two phones today, but it's clear which is the favourite son. The Z10 looks like a winner; it's got brains and body enough to face the iPhones and Galaxy S IIIs of the world head-on. It's got a release date and a price. It's a phone any company would be proud to call a flagship. In fact, its only downside is that it's totally irrelevant. Whoops! Read More >>

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The Playbook's Getting a BB10 Update

According to RIM, proud Playbook owners (the ones who haven't flogged their devices on eBay, that is) will be getting a BB10 update at some point in the future. Who knows, this might actually make it a viable tablet. Read More >>

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BlackBerry Spokesperson Alicia Keys Tweets From Her iPhone

BlackBerry unveiled Alicia Keys as its new spokesperson, but turns out she's been posting from her iPhone. Seems a little dubious, but we'll see. Read More >>

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Here's BBM Doing Everything You Wish iMessage Could

At first blush there's a lot to like about BB10, BlackBerry (née RIM)'s last great hope at redemption. But the first thing you might love is the revamped BBM. It's crazy slick, and your iPhone is jealous. Read More >>

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RIM Is Dead, Long Live BlackBerry

Starting today, RIM is rebranding itself as simply BlackBerry. With the official name change, you can say so long to all your RIM-related innuendo. Read More >>

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