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BlackBerry Announces the Z30 Smartphone, BlackBerry 10.2 OS

Back in January of this year, RIM rebranded itself as BlackBerry and announced the first two phones for its BlackBerry 10 platform, the Z10 and the Q10. Unfortunately for the Canadian company, its new smartphones were too late to catch on with consumers who had moved on to iPhone and Android devices. BlackBerry is now suffering from poor sales and …

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BlackBerry Could Make Messenger Its Own Company

After this year’s latest dismal financial report, BlackBerry announce earlier this month that it will be considering “strategic alternatives” that include joint ventures or the sale of the company. Analysts have speculated that BlackBerry may have to split up as a company to realize that ambition, as a few of its parts are certainly more valuable than the rest. One …

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Facebook BlackBerry App Gets Big Update

RIM has launched v4.1 of its Facebook app for BlackBerry OS 5 to 7.1 smartphones. Significant upgrades include easier access to News Feed filtering options, a refreshed profile design, the ability to set your profile photo, photo tags and some bug fixes. “Facebook 4.1 makes it even easier to access your News Feed Filters. You can now select Show All, …

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BlackBerry Could Be Sold Off in Pieces

Earlier this week, BlackBerry announced that the company was exploring “strategic alternatives.” Though the company stated it will be exploring possible joint ventures or strategic partnerships, it also expressed a willingness to take offers for the business itself. The announcement confirmed what analysts and industry watchers had known for some time – that BlackBerry’s decision to double-down on high-end BlackBerry …

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BlackBerry Explores “Strategic Alternatives,” Including Company Sale

2013 was supposed to be a big comeback year for BlackBerry. The company released its new BlackBerry 10 smartphones in January – its big push to stay relevant in the high-end smartphone market. Despite a name change and rebranding effort, those devices have not sold well enough to turn the company around. BlackBerry financial results this year have been dismal, …

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Mozilla Introduces New Developments Focusing On Web Security

Make no mistake about it, Mozilla is committed to making the web a safer place for its users. Although browser security remains somewhat dubious–all of the main browsers perform well in various security tests tests, although, questions about NSA backdoors persist–for their part, Mozilla has been very outspoken against government surveillance programs. In an effort to back up such rebellion …

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BlackBerry, Nokia to Release Larger Smartphones [RUMOR]

As Samsung proved with its Galaxy Note smartphones, there is a market for extra-large smartphones, sometimes dubbed “phablets.” Other smartphones manufacturers, including Motorola, LG, and HTC have jumped into the product category, releasing devices with screens larger that 5-inches. Now it appears that BlackBerry and Nokia are also looking to release phones with extra-large screens. Digitimes today reported that BlackBerry …

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BlackBerry Will Release A New BlackBerry 7 Phone This Year

By most accounts, BlackBerry 10 seems to be a pretty solid mobile operating system. It’s a definite step up from BlackBerry 7, but that doesn’t mean BlackBerry is done with its older mobile OS just yet. CrackBerry reports that BlackBerry is working on a new BlackBerry 7 phone for release later this year. The device will be called the BlackBerry …

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Apple, Samsung Continue to Gobble Up Market Share

The new ComScore mobile numbers are out today, and it’s the same story that consumers have been telling for over one year now. Apple and Samsung, unsurprisingly, have both gained market share in the U.S. smartphone hardware market. Apple saw a relatively mild rise of 0.3% market share to 39.2% over the past three months, while Samsung continued its incredible …

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BlackBerry: Q1 Loss, Falling Subscriber Numbers

BlackBerry 10 was supposed to be the Canadian company’s big entrance into the touch smartphone market. The BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones were, essentially, a late play for the company to compete with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 for third place in the growing smartphone market. This week, BlackBerry released its Q1 results and it’s clear that BlackBerry 10 hasn’t …

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BlackBerry PlayBook Will Not Get BlackBerry 10

Are you one of the few million people around the world to buy the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet? Were you hoping that BlackBerry would bring its latest operating system to the tablet? You might want to just give up hope now. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins has confirmed that BlackBerry 10 won’t be coming to the PlayBook. Now, you might not want …

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Facebook for BlackBerry 10 Gets a Photo-Oriented Update

Facebook for Blackberry 10 has just received a significant update that not only brings a new design to the News Feed, but also ads a bunch of photo improvements to enhance the user experience. “The Facebook app for BlackBerry 10 has seen a number of updates since we’ve launched and it keeps getting better with every new iteration. The Facebook …

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