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Leaked video shows off upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphone

Research In Motion is pinning its hopes on new smartphones using a much improved platform, but the company isn’t showing off the final product until next month. A video surfaced today one of the reported new phones, giving a potential glimpse of RIM’s future.

RIM delays BlackBerry 10 until 2013, cuts 5,000 jobs

The death spiral of Research in Motion (s rimm) appeared to get even more steep as the device maker reported a huge miss Thursday in its quarterly earnings and reported that its savior platform, BlackBerry 10, will not be ready until next year.

RIM reportedly hanging up on BlackBerry phone hardware

Among several options Research In Motion is currently reviewing for its continued transition is the sale of its BlackBerry handset division. That would keep the company alive, but only as a services provider; a bad situation given that 79 percent of RIM’s revenues come from hardware.

RIM wants to license BlackBerry. Good luck with that.

Research In Motion is reportedly weighing options with financial advisors in an effort to stem the company’s continued fall from grace. RIM doesn’t plan to sell itself, but is considering a strategic investment and would lean towards licensing its BlackBerry software. But who might want it?

For Blackberry, the lucky number 7?

Research In Motion has become the favorite whipping boy of one and all, for multitude of reasons. Nevertheless, the new Blackberry OS 7.0 gives the company a shot at staying relevant in the near term and fight it out for the third spot with others.

UK drops web crackdown – but was it a lucky escape?

Proposals to give police the power to shut down social networks in Britain — proposed as a dramatic reaction to the riots that spread across the country this month — appear to have been dumped by the government. A victory for sensible people everywhere, or a warning sign?

New OS 7 phones won’t help BlackBerry’s turnaround

Research In Motion announced five new BlackBerry 7 handsets, which will start to arrive in stores by the end of this month. BlackBerry faithful will be happy, but the handsets still represent a transition for the company, which will use QNX software to power newer phones.

Apple Holds Smartphone Lead, But Android Is Gaining

While Android surges among new smartphone buyers, Apple iOS continues to hold on to the overall marketshare lead, though still within spitting distance of a fading BlackBerry OS and a hard-charging Android OS, according to the latest figures from the Nielsen Company.

Spectrum Shortage Will Strike in 2013

The demand for mobile broadband will surpass the spectrum currently available some time in mid-2013 according to an analyst. Without new spectrum, the demand for bandwidth consuming services will lead to a crappy user experience, or heavy-handed pricing and limitations on mobile application from carriers.

Stat Shot: How the iPhone Changed the Handset Market

The change in the mobile phone market caused by the introduction of Apple’s iPhone has slightly cut the profits for the handset industry overall, but has most severely affected Nokia and Sony Ericsson, while boosting Research in Motion, according to data released today from Deutsche Bank.

Why T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Curve 8900 is Worth Buying

It’s been almost a month since I broke up with my iPhone and switched to the new T-Mobile BlackBerry Curve 8900. And while I sometimes yearn for my iPhone’s awesome sleekness and its admirable browser, the new BlackBerry Curve is proving to be a worthy and admirable replacement. Instead of boring you with details about the innards of the device, let me stay focused on what matters most to typical BlackBerry owners: usability.

Review: Blackberry Bold is Beautiful

Today I got my hands on the much-delayed BlackBerry Bold that was launched on the AT&T network in the U.S. After less than an hour it was clear to me that this might just be the best BlackBerry on the market — and a must-buy for folks who can’t live without a physical QWERTY keyboard.

RealDVD Free Trial Really Over

RealNetworks sent out an email alerting those people who downloaded RealDVD that the legally-challenged DVD copying software will no longer work after the 30-Day free trial, and they will not be able to upgrade to the full version.

7 Real Reasons Why iPhone Is a Smash Hit

Love it or hate it, there is no denying that Apple’s iPhone is not only a game changer but a certifiable hit. I culled some of the more interesting stats from the transcript of Apple’s fiscal fourth-quarter earnings conference call. Read on…

Hurry Up and Bounce

[qi:053] A bounce in technology stocks, at this point, is inevitable. With the S&P’s tech sector down 10 percent so far this…