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The long wait is finally over. RIM has finally launched its next generation software, Blackberry 10, as well as new handsets the Z10 and X10. In addition Blackberry World, RIM’s app store, gets movies and music.
RIM renamed the Blackberry App World to just Blackberry World to symbolise that the online shop offers more than just apps. It will soon offer games, movies, music, TV shows, and more. Currently, you can’t purchase movies or TV shows from the app offering. However, these will be available soon since RIM has closed deals with record labels and film studios such as Warner Music Group, Sony, Disney, and 20th Century Fox. Once these are ready, movies will be available at the same time as their DVD release, while TV shows will be available as soon as they are aired.
RIM has officially announced two new handsets. One is the Blackberry Z10, which is a 4G-enabled smartphone sporting a touchscreen. The other is the X10, which sports a QWERTY keyboard Blackberry fans will be familiar with.
EE and Vodafone will be offering the Z10 powered by Blackberry 10.
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If you own a Blackberry handset such as the 9900 Bold Touch or Curve 9360, you must have experienced outages. Vodafone owned up to the issue, blaming it on a router error.
Vodafone says that the cause of the problem was a router error. The issue lasted for around five hours and affected Blackberry users in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. The number of Blackberry users affected is yet to be determined.
Vodafone customers have reported that the issue has affected web surfing, email, and the Blackberry Messenger. Fortunately, Blackberry users on other phone networks were unaffected.
Although this isn’t RIM’s fault, the Canadian phone maker doesn’t need another issue concerning its products. Back in September, Blackberry services were down at the same time the iPhone 5 was launched. A year before this, Blackberry users suffered four days of outages. It took a while before RIM could restore their services.
On the 30th of January, RIM is scheduled to finally launch its next generation software, Blackberry 10. Alongside the launching of the new operating system is two new handsets powered by OS. One handset will be a touchscreen device, while the other will sport the familiar physical QWERTY keyboard. We’re hoping no other issues surrounding RIM’s devices will happen in the future. Otherwise, it won’t look good for the Canadian firm.
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RIM (Research In Motion) is scheduled to launch its much awaited Blackberry 10 (BB10) software towards the end of January. Alongside its next generation software will be new two phones. The Blackberry X10, a phone from the company’s new N-Series, has been leaked in the internet courtesy of N4BB.
The L-Series will consist of new Blackberry devices sporting touchscreens. The N-Series will consist of new Blackberry devices sporting QWERTY keyboards, just like older models such as the Bold Touch 9900.
Unfortunately, only photos of the handset sporting familiar features were shown and not what lies under the hood.
RIM will be launching its Blackberry 10 software alongside the two new handsets running the software on the 30th of January. It’s no secret that the Canadian phone maker is in trouble. It’s hoping BB10 will help get it back in the game. Sadly, many think that it’s too late for the ailing RIM. However, despite the odds, RIM seems optimistic. RIM’s CEO, Thorsten Hiens, claims that Blackberry devices will replace the laptop in the next few years.
We honestly hope RIM can get its mojo back with the launching of Blackberry 10. However, it does face quite a challenge especially with the ever-growing success of Android handsets such as the Samsung Galaxy S3 and the highly popular iPhone.
Would you be interested in getting your hands on the Blackberry X10, or would you rather get your hands on what the competition has to offer.