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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 Balance helps to split life away from work

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In addition to the new smartphones joining the BlackBerry lineup, Research in Motion also revealed some new features for its devices too. One of the most notable is something called BlackBerry Balance. No, the goal is not to help you balance your finances. Instead, it's meant to help you better achieve a life-work balance.

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BlackBerry Torch 2 doubles processor speed of predecessor

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The original BlackBerry Torch represented an interesting form factor for the folks at Research in Motion. You get a touchscreen and a slide-out keyboard, as well as the optical trackpad. Still, it left consumers wanting more and that's where the newly announced BlackBerry Torch 2 is supposed to come into the picture.

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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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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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Rumor: RIM PlayBook to be delayed over battery concern

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The BlackBerry PlayBook is late to the tablet party, having been beaten to the punch by Apple's iPad and then subsequently missing the holiday shopping season. That may or may not be an issue for the "corporate tablet" deceivingly named with a fun word; but it looks like RIM is enroute to missing another opportunity. And the PlayBook has apparently been hit with another delay.

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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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