BlackBerry Bold 9780 formally unveiled and spec’d

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Maybe you’re the kind of person who prefers having a BlackBerry. Maybe you’re the kind of person who doesn’t want to deal with touchscreens and you’d much rather have a keyboard that you don’t need to slide out. If that’s the case, you’ll want the newly announced BlackBerry Bold 9780. It’s not like this phone […]

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Apple iPhone users having more sex? Think again, Android is pretty frisky

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A writer from the online dating site OkCupid has claimed that Apple users have twice as much sex as Android users, well, he might have to take a closer look at his own graph. Taken from OkCupid’s online dataset, the graph illustrates the sexual activity of 9,785 anonymous 30-year-old smartphone users.

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RIM will not succomb to third party monitoring: BlackBerry ban possible in 5 countries

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Despite just announcing a new phone, it seems that Research in Motion is going into a world of hurt. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia have already said that the BlackBerry service represents a security risk, and now Lebanon, India and Indonesia are joining in on the anti-Berry party.

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BlackBerry Torch review finds abysmal display

The BlackBerry Torch 9800 Photo: Gizmodo

Gizmodo got their hands on one of the first BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphones from RIM. Their verdict? The screen has such a low-res, it’s like going back to SD after watching HD for a year. It’s a 480×360 display and a “grisly sight,” the text is jaggy and ugly when compared to an Android or iPhone display.

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HootSuite to release Twitter client for BlackBerry devices, update for iOS4 too

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I’m still more inclined to use TweetDeck on my main computer for all of my Twitter needs, but a good number of my friends prefer the browser-based HootSuite. They also use it on their iPhones. Well, it seems that BlackBerry could be joining the owl-themed team too. In an update newsletter sent out this week, the HootSuite team revealed that they’re working on a Twitter client for the BlackBerry platform too. It’s not even in beta yet, but you can sign up for early access.

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BlackBerry Protect launches, offers BES security to non-BES users

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One of the primary reasons why corporations tend to prefer Research in Motion’s BlackBerry products is that they provide a higher level of security than other devices. The trouble is that the highest level can only be had with BES. This is no longer true.

Even if you’re not using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and you’re simply connecting through BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS), you can try your hand at the newly announced BlackBerry Protect.

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BlackBerry 6 official sneak peak video

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The launch of RIM BlackBerry 6-powered devices still remains unseen, some rumors and leaks have surfaced, but for the most part nothing official has been laid out for OS 6, until today. In an official YouTube plug by the company, a clip shows off what RIM plans to deliver in BlackBerry OS 6; social networking feed integration via the Social Feeds App, fluid visual interface, universal search, and the much anticipated WebKit-based BlackBerry browser stemming from their Torch Mobile acquisition last year.

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Chat could be coming to Facebook for BlackBerry devices

BlackBerry chat on FaceBook would be a dream to many users.

The Facebook for BlackBerry app is already pretty good at letting you update your status, view your friends’ walls, and peruse through the uploaded pictures. How about Facebook chatting? That feature isn’t available as of yet, but while randomly browsing through the application permissions within Facebook, a BlackBerry user found a slot that asked for permission to use the integrated instant messaging service, which doesn’t exist.

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More details leaked on RIM touch-based slider hybrid

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Research in Motion is rumored to be working on a touch screen phone hybrid that also includes a slider style keyboard, according to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal and our previous reports dubbing the device the BlackBerry Storm 3. Those familiar with the new hardware claim it is not unlike Apple’s iPhone and boasts many similar technical feats, possibly similar to RIM’s patents from 2008.

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Video of BlackBerry Bold 9800 Slider leaked, pulled

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I’ve got some good news and some bad news for all the Research in Motion fans out there. The good news is we have very good reason to believe that a new BlackBerry form factor is coming down the pipes, complete with video evidence. The bad news is the video of the BlackBerry Bold 9800 Slider has been removed.

Research in Motion doesn’t appear to be raising as big of a ruckus as Apple did over Gizmodo’s “leak” of the upcoming iPhone 4G/HD, but the boys and girls in Waterloo were peeved enough to go after the YouTube video. Where it once stood, we get a message that the video “has been removed due to terms of use violation.”

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