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BlackBerry Colt superphone with QNX ditches the physical keyboard, trackpad

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An obvious trend that has emerged in the last few years is that people like smartphones with giant touchscreens and they're getting less interested in having physical keyboards. While e-mail remains at the heart of the BlackBerry business, RIM recognizes that touchscreens are the present and the future. And that's why the upcoming QNX-powered Colt superphone will be all touchscreen.

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RIM is clearly hurting, but its stock price is rising

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RIM is in trouble, we all know that.Yet their stock is rising this month. How could this be? Maybe RIM is positioning itself to be up for purchase, not unlike Motorola. Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft are all possible candidates for that acquisition. Even if that doesn't happen, a "strategic partnership" could form, not unlike the deal between Microsoft and Nokia. If Microsoft plays nice, it could have heavy interest in both Waterloo and Finland.

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UK police getting help from RIM to find London rioters

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By now, you've surely heard the story about how London police shot and killed Mark Duggan. You're even more likely to have heard about the ensuing riots that are only now starting to simmer down. Well, it looks like BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion is offering to help the UK police track down the people who were involved in the riots, injuring numerous officers and causing thousands of dollars in damage.

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When will Android apps finally run on BlackBerry PlayBook?

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There's just one sign after another that Research in Motion rushed its tablet to market, hoping to strike the pan while it was still hot. The PlayBook came roaring out of the gates with all kinds of promises, only for us to learn that these promises aren't exactly being fulfilled at time of launch. Like being able to run Android apps. Well, that's almost here we think.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Review

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RIM's BlackBerry Playbook is the companies first effort to join the newly created applucrative tablet computing market. Apple launched the iPad just over one year ago, and in that time sold 14.8 million units or more. They have also recently launched a successor to the iPad 1 tablet, bringing many more features to the table that were expected the first time around.

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BlackBerry Touch to Replace BlackBerry Storm

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Wait. Isn't that the same thing? That's what I was thinking when I first heard that notion, but I guess RIM is trying to distance itself from the less than hugely successful Storm line. The new BlackBerry Touch -- codenamed BlackBerry Monaco for Verizon and BlackBerry Monza for GSM -- is set to make its official debut next month.

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BlackBerry PlayBook to Ship April 19, Pre-Orders Now

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If 2010 was the year of the Android smartphone, 2011 is going to be the year of the tablet... but it's not just about the iPad vs. Android when it comes to tablets. Some people may say they're a little late to the party, but Research in Motion is finally ready to join the fight with its BlackBerry PlayBook.

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