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Mike Lazaridis ends plan for BlackBerry bid

A couple of months after BlackBerry co-founder and former co-CEO Mike Lazaridis indicated he was considering buying the business, a Securities and Exchange Commission filing this week suggests his interest has ended.

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BlackBerry to cut workforce by up to 40 percent as new Z30 handset launches

Just as BlackBerry takes the wraps off its new Z30 handset and gears up to launch its BlackBerry Messenger app for iOS and Android devices, a new report suggests the company is planning to cut around 5,000 jobs by the end of the year.

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BlackBerry Z10 now selling in 21 countries, CEO ‘encouraged’ by feedback

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said on Thursday he's "encouraged" by feedback from carrier partners regarding its new make-or-break Z10 handset, adding that he was surprised by the number of people switching to BB10 from other platforms.

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Balsillie bails: Former BlackBerry co-CEO sells his entire stake in company

The man who helped take BlackBerry from relative obscurity to global brand (and then back again) has cut all remaining ties by selling his entire stake in the company. The timing of the news, which came via a regulatory filing released Thursday, couldn't be…

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BlackBerry 10 is here, will launch on Z10 and Q10 phones with help from Alicia Keys

BlackBerry has launched its new, long-awaited BlackBerry 10 software on a pair of phones, the touchscreen Z10 and the QWERTY keyboard-equipped Q10. Alicia Keys has signed on as a creative director and 70,000 launch apps were announced.

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RIM changes company name to ‘BlackBerry,’ one unified worldwide brand

The BlackBerry 10 launch has kicked off with the news that the RIM name will be dropped. Research In Motion will now be known simply as BlackBerry.

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RIM radio interview goes bad, as boss refuses to answer the question, “What did you learn from the iPhone?”

A radio interview with RIM Europe's Managing Director turned into a PR disaster this morning, after the simple question, "What have you learned from the iPhone" was repeatedly sidestepped - badly.

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BlackBerry World storefront goes live hours before much-anticipated BB10 event

With the launch of a new mobile operating system and two new handsets just hours away, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has flipped the switch on its new BlackBerry World store for BB10 users, bringing with it a range of new content including TV shows…

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Last minute BlackBerry 10 rumors hint at more reasonable price and early release date

A new price leak for Research in Motion's forthcoming BlackBerry Z10 suggests it won't cost as much as once feared, while another rumor gives the phone a very early release date.

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Big week for BlackBerry: BB 10 to launch Wednesday, Super Bowl ad to follow

On Wednesday Research In Motion launches its life-saving BlackBerry 10 platform, with a $3.8 million Super Bowl ad following a few days later.

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Lenovo may buy BlackBerry

Lenovo is looking into a partnership deal or straight up acquisition of Research in Motion, according to the company's CFO. Lenovo wants to expand its smartphone business beyond China, but RIM will hold off making any decisions until after BlackBerry 10 makes…

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Final port-a-thon before BB10 launch sees another 19,000 new BlackBerry apps submitted

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion held a final port-a-thon event recently that saw 19,000 apps submitted to its newly named BlackBerry World online store. The company is set to unveil its new BlackBerry 10 OS and handsets next week, a platform it hopes will…

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10 reasons why BlackBerry 10 just might save RIM from oblivion

The descent of RIM has been well-documented in the tech press, but the obituaries may have been scribbled prematurely. BlackBerry 10 is almost here and it could spark a major comeback for the brand.

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BB 10 buzz: RIM says 1600 companies have signed up for its BlackBerry 10 training program

Getting businesses back on board is key to the success of RIM's next-generation BlackBerry 10 platform. So the fact that more than 1600 companies have so far signed up to its BB10 training program – among them Fortune 500 firms and government agencies –…

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Video provides a glimpse of BlackBerry 10 running on a BlackBerry Z10 smartphone

There's still a couple of weeks to go before BlackBerry 10 is launched, but if you can't wait to see the new operating system in action, you'll want to see this hands-on video of the software running on a BlackBerry Z10.

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