Business Insider: RIM and Apple to acquire more companies soon

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Remember when there were all those anti-trust allegations surrounding Microsoft and its acquiring of several smaller companies? While MS still goes around buying people out (like Danger), other firms are doing much the same. In fact, according to industry experts, Apple and Research in Motion could both be on the cusp of some major acquisitions.

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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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BlackBerry 9670 flip smartphone spotted with OS6

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Not content with having the standard bar-style form factor for its smartphones, Research in Motion has since expanded into the touchscreen realm with the Storm and the clamshell world with the Pearl Flip. It seems that a more powerful BlackBerry clamshell is coming and it’s called the BlackBerry 9670.

In fact, we’ve come across several live pictures of the BlackBerry 9670 Clamshell on the Internet. Unlike the Pearl Flip, this smartphone does not do the SureType thing.

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Will RIM release a BlackBerry tablet to join the iPad?

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To many people, the Apple iPad is little more than an oversized iPod touch, but it seems to represent a whole new niche in the market. It’s not an eReader, because the screen totally rocks and you need two hands to operate and hold it. It’s obviously not a netbook since there are no dedicated keys, but something in between. This means companies are going be scrambling to capitalize on this interest with iPad-like devices of their own, whether or not we know what the heck to do with them.

Rumors have surfaced that Research in Motion is working on a tablet of its own.

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Next-generation BlackBerry Pearl 9100 revealed

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I’m personally more of a fan of having a full QWERTY keyboard, but some people like the more compact form factor that can be afforded with a SureType keyboard instead. For those people, Research in Motion has the new BlackBerry Pearl 9100 and Slashphone has photos to prove it.

Someone has been able to get their hands on a working model of the new BlackBerry smartphone in all its glossy black glory. It still has the characteristic SureType (two letters to a key) keyboard of the Pearl lineup, but the “Pearl” trackball has been replaced by the trackpad used on all the new BlackBerry devices.

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BlackBerry Poised to Invade China via Digital China

The world’s largest market is about to receive the world’s most popular business-oriented smartphone. This deal has been a very long time in the making, but it seems like it is finally coming to fruition. Rather than turning to the faux RedBerry, consumers in China will soon be able to buy a real BlackBerry handheld […]

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BlackBerry Touchscreen Slider Coming Next Year

Let’s have a look at the BlackBerry lineup. We have a huge range of “conventional” bar-style smartphones with QWERTY keyboards (Curve/Bold), more compact alternatives (Pearl), the touchscreen thing (Storm), and even a flip phone (Pearl Flip). What’s missing? Ah yes, the slider. Or how about a touchscreen slider? Shaw Wu is an analyst over at […]

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Carrier Billing for BlackBerry App World Coming in 2010

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Are you tired of paying for your cell phone bill and your app addiction separately? It was nice to see the introduction of the BlackBerry App World, but it hasn’t been as convenient for some consumers because of the PayPal payment scheme for purchased applications. That could be changing as early as next year. More […]

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BlackBerry Getting Support for Silverlight and Full Flash

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Part of the reason that we are forced to use dedicated YouTube applications on many smartphones is that the embedded browsers cannot handle Flash content. Research in Motion recognizes this frustration, so it’s working on a fully integrated solution. More specifically, the boys at RIM are planning an updated version of the BlackBerry Browser that […]

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First Hands-On Video: BlackBerry Storm 9550 (Storm 2)

The original BlackBerry Storm represented the first time that Research in Motion equipped one of its handhelds with a touchscreen display. The RIM executives admit that it wasn’t exactly perfect, so did they get more things right with its successor? Embedded below could be the first public video ever recorded and made available on the […]

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Tabbed Web Browsing Coming to BlackBerry OS 5.0

Tabbed Web Browsing Coming to BlackBerry OS 5.0

We’re slowly getting closer, but we’re not quite there yet. Surfing the Internet on your smartphone is almost like the experience you get on a real computer, but there are still some features that are missing. Research in Motion is working to bridge the gap with the upcoming BlackBerry OS 5.0. Along with what will […]

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