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Motorola XPRT Smartphone is the Android Blackberry

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Attempting to slide into the enterprise world with an alternative to the ridiculous market grasping RIM Blackberry, Motorola has made the XPRT and Titanium Android smartphones available from Sprint. Yes, Motorola is resorting back to its old four-letter, all-caps naming scheme like the classic RAZR. I doubt this will be the game changer the RAZR was

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3D Gaming and Widgets Arrive on BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

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Yes, sales of the BlackBerry PlayBook may still be far behind its Cupertino-sourced counterpart, but it looks like the Berry could be beating Apple to the world of 3D graphics on a tablet. And yes, this isn't just an idea; it's been demoed at BlackBerry World this week.

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No NFC for Apple iPhone 5, Wait for iPhone 6

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The boys and girls at Research in Motion are dedicated to bringing NFC technology to every new BlackBerry, but it looks like their counterparts in Cupertino aren't nearly as enthusiastic. Based on a report from UK paper The Independent, Apple is not going to include NFC in its iPhone 5.

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Moving Forward: All BlackBerry Devices to Sport NFC Tech

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Even though the new payment system at Starbucks is based on a barcode scanner, near field communications (NFC) will really represent the future of mobile payment. And RIM wants to be all over this thing.

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Echoworx Cross-Platform Mobile Encryption Keeps Data Secure

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One of the reasons why people choose a BlackBerry device over other smartphones is that the BlackBerry service is supposed to be safer with all its advanced data encryption. Not to take anything away from Research in Motion, but Echoworx is taking this one step further by offering a cross-platform mobile encryption solution.

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Differences in smartphone preferences between races

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The clash between smartphone platforms has always been a heated one, with just a handful of companies fighting for dominance. Now a new study done by Nielsen may provide us with some insight on which platform is really winning the hearts and minds of consumers, and even deeper, what kind of consumers are they attracting.

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Research in Motion planning on expanding beyond smartphones

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In case you couldn't already figure it out from the company's tablet ambitions with the BlackBerry PlayBook, Research in Motion has effectively put out a formal statement saying that the company is interested in doing more than just smartphones; they want to extend the focus "to mobile PCs and solutions through offering tablet PCs and much more application progrms."

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BlackBerry superphone plans still distant

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Lazaridis says they're aware that they don't have the high-end multimedia superphones on the market to directly compete with the iPhone or the Galaxy S, but is in no rush to change that until such things as dual-core processors and 4G networks align themselves to RIM plans.

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OtterBox Reflex series smartphone cases built to take one for the team

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Inspired by the crumple zone of a car, OtterBox's new Reflex series iPhone 4 and BlackBerry Curve cases use polycarbonate and TPE rubber and air to keep your phone safe, even in (or falling from) the hands of the worst of butterfingers.

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Sprint to get 4G BlackBerry Playbook “this summer”

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What great news for Sprint customers. Today down the CES vine came word that RIM and Sprint will be offering the BlackBerry Playbook "in the summer." Now we're hoping July the latest, but you never know, it could be as early as the end of June.

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Android set to overtake BlackBerry for 2nd place in USA

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The newest data is for November 2010 and it shows that RIM's BlackBerry dropped from 33.9% in June to just 26.1% in November. By comparison, Google Android-based devices rose from 15% to 25.8% over the same time period with no real sign of slowing down. That puts Android within fractions of a percentage point of RIM. For frame of reference, Apple is sitting relatively steady at 28.6%.

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McAfee threat warnings for 2011 include URL shorteners and GeoLocation services

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Yes, a press release like this may as well be a sales pitch for getting you to buy some McAfee protection, but some of the things listed in the 2011: Threat Predictions report are very much worth noting if you want to avoid viruses, hackers, and other threats to your security.

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BlackBerry News Feed beta RSS reader to be launched today

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RIM today officially announced the beta version of their BlackBerry News Feed application will be made available from BlackBerry Beta Zone and BlackBerry App World Test Center.

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Showtime: Its RIM vs Apple

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Apple has had its share of competitors since times immemorial – Microsoft, Adobe, Google – you name them. And if present trends are anything to go by, you may as well add RIM (yes, the ones behind the Blackberry) to the list.

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How typical iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry users see eachother

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They say that perception is 95% of reality. The trouble is that everyone's perception is a little different and there are few places where this is more evident than among smartphone evangelists. Are you an Apple fanboy (or fangirl)? Well, other people don't see you in the same way that you see yourself.

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