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Is a 2013 Q1 BlackBerry 10 Release Too Late for RIM?

Is a 2013 Q1 BlackBerry 10 Release Too Late for RIM?

Oh, RIM. This year has been, and will continue to be, an emotional rollercoaster for the struggling tech giant. Seems like they can’t do much right in the eyes of critics and pundits. It’s generally a tough time, but one...
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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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Hot Shop: Windows 'Surface'

HD display technology, two keyboard covers (Touch Cover and Type Cover), a kickstand, magnesium casing and a new operating system all sound very promising for Windows' first tablet venture, the Surface. We'll definitely be keeping our eye on it once the release date nears
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Toronto's Yorkdale Set to Welcome Microsoft Store

Microsoft is following in the footsteps of both Apple and Samsung by opening their first retail store in Canada. Building permits have popped up online confirming Yorkdale Shopping center as the home for the store, with a possible Q4 opening
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Is the Prepaid Market in Canada Doomed?

WIND CEO Anthony (Tony) Lacavera recently said "the prepaid market in Canada is doomed" at the annual Canadian Telecom Summit in Toronto. It was a bold but fair statement, one that's justified for a number of reasons
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TELUS Not Planning to Turn Off Aging iDEN Network

News this week came from TELUS’ iDEN partner in the United States Sprint – whom they have a roaming agreement with – that they (Sprint) would be shutting down their 2G iDEN network on or around June 30, 2013, thus discontinuing their push-to-talk network. So what does this mean for existing TELUS users rocking the old push-to-talk bad boys?
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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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Gmail Launches Email Analytics

Wouldn't it be great if you knew the best time of day to send an email if you're looking for a quick reply? Or if you knew which clients you could expect a quick response from vesus waiting half a day? Maybe you want to learn a bit about your own email habits. You know where this is going
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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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