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BlackBerry is Suing Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram Over Messaging Patent

BlackBerry is Suing Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram Over Messaging Patent

Bet you didn't think you'd hear about BlackBerry today. The Waterloo-based company, which is now apparently a software firm specializing in cyber security, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps. BlackBerry alleges the social network...
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How Much Your Smartphone Really Costs

The smartphone industry has seen lots of change in the last seven years. And now, in the latest shift, it would appear Apple has lost its advantage over Android devices – especially Samsung. We know what it cost to launch and market The Bold. What follows is a breakdown of what Apple, Samsung, and Sony pay for their devices
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BBM Available Now on iPhone and Android

Young professionals used it like a bad habit. Perhaps you were amongst them, perhaps not. We won't judge either way. But we will say this: Welcome back to BBM. We're happy you could make it
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RIM Announces BlackBerry 10 Launch for January 30, 2013

It’s been a torrid 16+ months for RIM to say the least. However, after much delay – and seemingly out of the blue – RIM made an announcement on Monday morning that surprised everyone: BlackBerry 10 will officially launch on January 30th, 2013
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RIM May Be Forced to License Out BlackBerry 10

Thorsten Heins admits what we’ve all thought: RIM may be forced to license out BlackBerry 10. Not long ago I started a similar RIM-focused article saying simply: “Oh, RIM”. This time around, I am going to take a similar approach and say very sarcastically, “Oh, Thorsten”
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The Future of Blackberry Messenger

Recent photo leaks show off RIM's new BlackBerry 10 Messenger, widely seen as the struggling mobile company's last great selling feature. Essentially RIM’s primary focus with BBM10 is improving battery life, with up to 75% reduced consumption, but will it be enough to restore consumer confidence?
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RIM Scraps Idea of Licensing Out BBM to iOS and Android

There has always been the lingering question if the famed proprietary, secure, and most of all fast, BlackBerry messaging system would ever see the UI of a different OS eco-system. A recent source has recently confirmed that it will not happen, prompting questions over BBM's general relevance with a plethora of free messaging apps currently available on other platforms
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Five Key Features of Blackberry 10

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins and his team took advantage of a keynote speech this morning to present a few key features of the make or break BB10 operating system slated for release this fall. Here's what mobile customers can expect
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Mobile Update: RIM Retains Law Firm in Restructuring Plan

It's no secret that RIM is in a deep hole and seemingly without a plan to dig itself out and back into relevance. Could hiring a Wall Street law firm aid in its restructuring? Mobile expert Corey Herscu analyzes what this partnership could mean for the fledgling company
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