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Is this RIM’s BlackBerry 10 development device?

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

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You know the drill — grab yourself a spoonful of Morton’s and get ready for another supposed leak of a gadget. This time around, you’re looking at what’s claimed as being of Research In Motion’s BlackBerry 10 “Development Alpha” devices that will be handed out during next week’s BlackBerry Jam — just like the company promised a month ago. Images of the device first surfaced over at Crackberry’s forums and, as the site points out, the touchscreen candy bar seems to share its design DNA with the PlayBook. Keeping in mind that it’s likely to remain a testing device for devs, don’t bank on it ever hitting store shelves. That said, we’re now curious how pivotal a roll RIM’s famous tactile keyboards will play on its next-generation phones — if any. Head over to the sources links below if you’d like to catch more photos from Mr. Blurrycam and extra information in the meantime.

Is this RIM’s BlackBerry 10 development device? originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 28 Apr 2012 21:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 phone said to launch in October

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

Research In Motion may be planning to unveil its debut next-generation smartphone this summer, with a launch to follow in in the fall. N4BB on Wednesday reported that RIM currently intends to take the wraps off its first BlackBerry 10-powered smartphone by mid-August, and it plans to launch the handset in early or mid-October. BGR exclusively published RIM’s 2012 product roadmap this past January, and at that time we said the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone, code-named “BlackBerry London,” was scheduled to launch in late September or early October. N4BB also claims a QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry 10 device is expected to launch in the first quarter next year, again in line with a report from this past January, though the site claims the device might not feature a slider form factor. RIM is not likely to discuss specifics with regards to BlackBerry 10 devices or launch timing during the BlackBerry World conference next week, but the smartphone maker may share new details surrounding its platform and BGR will be on hand to report all the news as it breaks.

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RIM slashes BlackBerry prices in India one day ahead of Q4 earnings

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Research In Motion has made drastic cuts to BlackBerry smartphone prices in India just one day before the Waterloo, Ontario-based vendor is scheduled to report its results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012. Several analysts expect RIM to miss Wall Street’s consensus when it announces its earnings results on Thursday, despite having issued lower than expected fourth-quarter guidance. The struggling smartphone vendor dropped prices on multiple models in India by up to 26%, BGR sister site BGR.in reported on Wednesday. Devices that have received price cuts include the BlackBerry Curve 9360, the Curve 9380, the Torch 9860 and the Curve 8520, RIM’s best-selling smartphone in India. RIM beat expectations in the third fiscal quarter when it reported revenue of $5.2 billion and earnings of $1.27 per share, but analysts are bracing themselves for a disappointing fourth quarter.

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RIM putting BlackBerry 10 test units in developers’ hands in May

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

It’s telling, perhaps, when a VP for your company uses the word “finally” while discussing plans to release test models for your upcoming mobile operating system — but it’s certainly a pretty accurate sentiment when dealing BlackBerry 10. Talking up RIM’s plans to release up to 2,000 prototypes running the OS at the BlackBerry Jam conference in May, executive Alec Saunders had this to say: “It’s tangible evidence of the company making progress to finally shipping the device.” Barring any further setbacks, the operating system formerly known as BBX is set to hit before year’s end.

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RIM putting BlackBerry 10 test units in developers’ hands in May originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 24 Mar 2012 11:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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RIM confirms PlayBook tablet to get BlackBerry 10 update

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Research In Motion on Wednesday confirmed that the PlayBook tablet will eventually receive an update to unify its operating system with next-generation BlackBerry smartphones.The PlayBook’s first major update was delayed by several months and the device still does not support BlackBerry Messenger, but RIM vice president of product management Rob Orr stated that the tablet will be upgraded from the PlayBook OS to BlackBerry 10 some time after the company launches its first BlackBerry 10 smartphone in the third or fourth quarter. “We’ve said publicly a number of times that our first BB10 handset will be available towards the end of 2012, and that’s still firmly the case,” Orr told TechRadar. “At some point after the launch we’ll bring BB10 to our PlayBooks, yes.” RIM took a $485 million charge related to the PlayBook in its fiscal third quarter, but it did manage to increase sales by slashing the price of the 7-inch slate. Now that all those tablets are in the hands of consumers, the hope is that RIM will manage to release a timely BlackBerry 10 update to ensure all the new features RIM is planning to introduce with BlackBerry 10 become available on tablets as quickly as possible.

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‘Be Bold’ is a bust: Ad blitz didn’t help BlackBerry 7 sales in February

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Research In Motion’s increased marketing efforts centered around its “Be Bold” campaign in North America have not paid off according to Canaccord Genuity. Sales of BlackBerry 7 smartphones, and specifically the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Curve 9360, were poor in February, Canaccord analyst Mike Walkley wrote in a research note late Sunday night. “Our February checks indicated weak sell-through trends for BlackBerry 7 smartphones despite increased marketing efforts,” Walkley told investors. “With very strong share gains for the iPhone 4S, increasingly price-competitive Android smartphones, improving Windows smartphones, and the likely March 7 launch of the iPad 3, we anticipate increasing competition across all of RIM’s products during 2012.” Read on for more.

New CEO Thorsten Heins said during his first day on the job that rethinking RIM’s marketing strategy is among his top priorities. Unfortunately, the wheels had already been set in motion for the company’s “Be Bold” campaign, and it appears to be a bust so far. “Our February checks indicated weak sell-through trends for RIM’s BlackBerry 7 smartphones, with poor sales trends for the Bold 9900 and Curve 9360 in many markets,” Walkley wrote. “With RIM not launching smartphones at MWC, Android and even Windows smartphones extended the features gap versus RIM’s struggling BlackBerry 7 devices.”

The analyst believes RIM is preparing to launch two new low-end BlackBerry handsets in the coming months to target emerging markets, but he thinks these new BlackBerry phones may drive the average selling prices of the company’s smartphones even lower. In light of the firm’s recent checks, Walkley now believes RIM’s February quarter and May-quarter guidance will both miss Canaccord’s earlier estimates as well as Wall Street’s consensus.

Walkley maintained his Hold rating on RIM stock and reiterated a $15 price target.

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The New BlackBerry Ad Campaign Is Proof RIM Has Entirely Lost It [BlackBerry]

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

RIM’s BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981 gets splayed by the FCC

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Thus far, the Waterloo-Stuttgart wünderchild’s been scooped, made official and even toyed with back at this year’s CES. What hasn’t happened yet, is a proper review, but until that joyous day comes we’ll take what we can get in the form of this quasi-teardown, courtesy of the FCC. Those with stellar memory and a keen eye will recall we’d seen it pass through governmental annals once before, yet at that time any revealing imagery of its internals were strictly verboten. That’s changed, as that once barren page now houses a PDF titled “Temp Confid_Internal Photos” which conveniently splays three snaps of the teutonic device’s interior. Sure, it isn’t a proper iFixit dissection — ripe with details and color — but it’ll probably be the closest anyone will get to the innards of the $2,000 BlackBerry for quite a while. Read this far? Go on, don’t be shy, espy the governmental shakedown at the source link below.

RIM’s BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981 gets splayed by the FCC originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:09:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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LG Spectrum and BlackBerry Curve 9370 now available from Verizon Wireless

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The BlackBerry Curve 9370 and the LG Spectrum are now available from Verizon Wireless. The LG Spectrum was unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. It runs Android Gingerbread, has a sharp 4.5-inch True HD IPS display, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video and support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The Spectrum is priced at $199.99 with a new two-year Verizon contract. Also joining Verizon’s smartphone lineup on Thursday is RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 9370. The Curve 9370 is the slimmest Curve ever and offers GPS and Wi-Fi support, a 5-megapixel cameras and runs RIM’s BlackBerry 7 operating system. The new Curve is priced at $99.99 with a new two-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate.

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LG Spectrum and BlackBerry Curve 9370 now available from Verizon Wireless

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The BlackBerry Curve 9370 and the LG Spectrum are now available from Verizon Wireless. The LG Spectrum was unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. It runs Android Gingerbread, has a sharp 4.5-inch True HD IPS display, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video and support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The Spectrum is priced at $199.99 with a new two-year Verizon contract. Also joining Verizon’s smartphone lineup on Thursday is RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 9370. The Curve 9370 is the slimmest Curve ever and offers GPS and Wi-Fi support, a 5-megapixel cameras and runs RIM’s BlackBerry 7 operating system. The new Curve is priced at $99.99 with a new two-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate.

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LG Spectrum and BlackBerry Curve 9370 now available from Verizon Wireless

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The BlackBerry Curve 9370 and the LG Spectrum are now available from Verizon Wireless. The LG Spectrum was unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. It runs Android Gingerbread, has a sharp 4.5-inch True HD IPS display, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video and support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The Spectrum is priced at $199.99 with a new two-year Verizon contract. Also joining Verizon’s smartphone lineup on Thursday is RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 9370. The Curve 9370 is the slimmest Curve ever and offers GPS and Wi-Fi support, a 5-megapixel cameras and runs RIM’s BlackBerry 7 operating system. The new Curve is priced at $99.99 with a new two-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate.

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LG Spectrum and BlackBerry Curve 9370 now available from Verizon Wireless

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The BlackBerry Curve 9370 and the LG Spectrum are now available from Verizon Wireless. The LG Spectrum was unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. It runs Android Gingerbread, has a sharp 4.5-inch True HD IPS display, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video and support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The Spectrum is priced at $199.99 with a new two-year Verizon contract. Also joining Verizon’s smartphone lineup on Thursday is RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 9370. The Curve 9370 is the slimmest Curve ever and offers GPS and Wi-Fi support, a 5-megapixel cameras and runs RIM’s BlackBerry 7 operating system. The new Curve is priced at $99.99 with a new two-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate.

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LG Spectrum and BlackBerry Curve 9370 now available from Verizon Wireless

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

The BlackBerry Curve 9370 and the LG Spectrum are now available from Verizon Wireless. The LG Spectrum was unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. It runs Android Gingerbread, has a sharp 4.5-inch True HD IPS display, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video and support for Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The Spectrum is priced at $199.99 with a new two-year Verizon contract. Also joining Verizon’s smartphone lineup on Thursday is RIM’s BlackBerry Curve 9370. The Curve 9370 is the slimmest Curve ever and offers GPS and Wi-Fi support, a 5-megapixel cameras and runs RIM’s BlackBerry 7 operating system. The new Curve is priced at $99.99 with a new two-year contract after a $50 mail-in rebate.

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Nielsen’s 2011 media usage report: conventional TV still rules, but online viewing is skyrocketing

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

2011′s come and gone, but Nielsen’s media report on the year remains. The latest figures from the year that was have been published, and conventional television is still riding a wave of popularity. We’re told that 290 million Statesiders are still ogling at least one television, with around one in three American homes (35.9 million for the mathematicians) owning four or more of the things. Across the wire, some 211 million Americans are online, with a staggering 116 million aged 13 and up accessing the mobile web. Other figures include 253 million DVD players owned, 162 million game consoles, 129 million DVRs and 95 million satellite subscribers. There’s also some 111 million people watching timeshifted programming, and Netflix itself has four times the average viewing time per person, per month compared to the boob tube. Concerned about mobile? Android’s US market share (again, according to Nielsen) is pegged at 43 percent, while the iPhone has 28 percent and RIM’s BlackBerry OS claims 18 percent. Hit up the links below for more charts, numbers and things that your grandmother couldn’t possibly care less about.

Nielsen’s 2011 media usage report: conventional TV still rules, but online viewing is skyrocketing originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 07 Jan 2012 22:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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RIM: BlackBerry 10 smartphones won’t launch until late 2012

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Research In Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie confirmed during the company’s third-quarter earnings call that its next-generation BlackBerry 10 smartphones will not launch until “the latter part of 2012.” RIM on Thursday reported third fiscal quarter earnings that beat its lowered guidance, but the firm projected a bleak fourth quarter that will likely fall well short of earlier expectations. BlackBerry 10 is widely seen as a possible turnaround for the firm, but we’re still more than six months away from seeing the first next-generation BlackBerry smartphone hit store shelves according to Balsillie. Mike Lazaridis added that RIM is currently waiting for a new line of dual-core processors to become available before it will be able to push its BlackBerry 10 smartphones out to market. BGR exclusively reported in November that the recently leaked BlackBerry London could be RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 smartphone, possibly launching some time in the third quarter of 2012.

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BlackBerry Milan may be RIM’s next-generation BlackBerry 10 QWERTY slider

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

As we suspected, Research In Motion might not be ditching the QWERTY keyboard after all. CrackBerry leaked a photo of what may be one of RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 devices, the BlackBerry Milan, on Wednesday. The Milan will no doubt sport a touchscreen display — there isn’t a touchpad in sight — but there aren’t any other specs available just yet. Additionally, RIM appears to have omitted the send/end call keys that have been used on BlackBerry smartphones as far back as we can remember. The keyboard looks a bit more narrow than what’s currently offered on RIM’s BlackBerry Torch 2 smartphone, but the touchscreen looks a big taller, too. It’s unclear when the Milan will finally make its debut, but it could launch alongside the BlackBerry London — a second device rumored to run the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. RIM’s BBX operating system, designed for both tablets and smartphones, was renamed BlackBerry 10 on Wednesday

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