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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

O2′s outage over the last two days isn’t the only time a tech company has messed things up. Research in Motion, Google, Samsung, we’re looking at you.

So let’s keep it in perspective and recap some of the worst offenders in recent memory.

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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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Bad news if you were looking forward to getting your hands on a BlackBerry 10 handset – RIM has delayed the launch of the new OS until 2013.

But that’s just the tip of the bad news iceberg, with RIM cutting 5,000 jobs, first quarter profits falling 43 per cent, and a split or merger with Microsoft on the cards. But anyway, how’s your Friday?

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Research In Motion is having a tough time of it up in Waterloo at the moment. Marketshare is flagging, executives are on the way out, and its new operating system, BlackBerry 10, isn’t coming to the rescue until the end of the year. But one thing CEO Thorsten “Let’s Rock And Roll This” Heins won’t do? According to a new report: give away the secret sauce that is BlackBerry Messenger.

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