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Oh dear. Oh dear, oh dear. Just yesterday we went on a bit of a cynical rant about how RIM’s BB10 OS doesn’t look quite as sexy as it probably should, and now the company famed for its chronic uncoolness has gone and made things worse. Ready to cringe?

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RIM needs to get a move on. While the competition grows and grows, and the app portfolio of even Windows Phone (the newest of the OS bunch) is now burgeoning, the next version of the BlackBerry OS is languishing in development. We’ve just seen some new leaked screens, but is it all a bit too stoic? Read more

Never let it be said that RIM rushes into things. When it comes to tablets and software, the company has a turnaround time similar to the evolution of man. The second iteration of its Playbook line has been a long time coming, but is it now just around the corner? Read more

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That’s right, BlackBerry’s App World has passed 3 billion app downloads since launching. That averages out to more than 2.5 million downloads a day.

Who said RIM was dead in the water?

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RIM’s 2013 roadmap has leaked, and among the 4G PlayBook and BB10 handsets we were expecting is a 10-inch tablet named the Blackforest.

It looks like a larger PlayBook. Is that what RIM needs to cure its current woes?

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RIM’s in a bit of a state. There’s no denying that, despite the weird marketing moves and the smoke-and-mirrors statistics tweaking, the company’ future is hanging in the balance. And there’s only one thing that can help it out of this funk: new hardware and new software. Thankfully, then, it’s just unveiled exactly that. Can it turn things around? Read more

RIM’s joint CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis have stepped down; the announcement sees Thorsten Heins stepping up to the plate to try and turn things around for the ailing mobile firm.

But while the world at large lays into RIM and the BlackBerry brand, we’ve decided to take a look at what’s been going right for the company, and which of Balsillie and Lazaridis’ recent wins will see it through. Read more

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RIM’s BBX, the next generation of BlackBerry mobile and tablet operating system, is being forced to change its name by a US court due to its similarity to the name of a product owned by a separate technology company. We know; just as you get used to saying BBX, just as you’ve committed it to memory… Read more

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