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BlackBerry Down: Biggest Network Crash in History, Lazardis Apologizes

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While they are quickly working to fix the situation, RIM founder Mike Lazaridis has come forward with a public apology for the whole situation, saying sorry by way of online video.

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BlackBerry Tag with NFC adds “Bump” to Berries

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Well, the same kind of idea is now heading to a Berry near you, because Research in Motion has announced the upcoming BlackBerry Tag app for its smartphone devices.

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BlackBerry Colt with QNX being rushed to market without BES

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We’ve all heard about how the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook was a rushed product, sending what was almost a beta build into the marketplace. Now, it looks like Research in Motion is about to do the exact same thing with another QNX-based device: the upcoming BlackBerry Colt.

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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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RIM BlackBerry Colt first smartphone with QNX-based OS in 2012

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We all knew this day was coming. Right when the BlackBerry PlayBook was first revealed to the world with its QNX-based operating system, we knew that this was the future of RIM. And now, the QNX framework is indeed making its way to smartphone-sized proportions in the form of the BlackBerry Colt in the first quarter of 2012.

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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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Fourth BlackBerry PlayBook Update Available Later This Week

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The newest update from RIM offers several new functions and features. First, you can now do the pinch-to-zoom thing while watching videos. You can also finally view your photos in portrait mode, save attachments to your SD card or your phone's internal memory, and go international with support for 15 additional languages.

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BlackBerry App World hits one billion downloads, three million per day

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BlackBerry App World has just crossed the milestone for one billion app downloads. It has taken App World a little over two years to reach this ten figure milestone, but it does mean that they are now seeing an average of three million downloads per day from over 100 countries around the world. Yes, people still rock with their Curves, Bolds, and Torches.

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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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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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BlackBerry PlayBook Launch Day Sales Figures Better Than Expected

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The BlackBerry PlayBook isn't exactly late to the party and its sales numbers from launch day are actually better than expected. But the bad news is that those sales numbers aren't exactly huge either.

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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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