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    The next few days will likely be big ones for Android, and Apple could be just over a week away from announcing its new iPhones. Then Windows Phone has GDR3 and all that quad-core, 1080p jazz to look forward to in the coming months... so where does this all leave BlackBerry? Today we get a couple of updates on where the company's heading, hearing rumors both about a possible release for the Android and iOS ports of BlackBerry Messenger, as well as talk about T-Mobile showing a changing attitude towards the platform. We've been seeing a spate of developments concerning those BBM ports ...

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    Over the past month, we've seen BlackBerry finally start facing some hard realities about its place in the market. While in the past, the idea of selling off parts of the company might have been solely the stuff of gossip, news that the company is now looking to "explore strategic alternatives" to the way it's done business in the past has made it seem like anything was a possibility – that maybe desperation was beginning to rear its ugly head and force BlackBerry to admit the precarious situation it found itself in. Now, we hear a little more about possible plans for the future, with ...

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    Enterprise clients have long been BlackBerry's strength. The company offers some fantastic tools for administrating devices, earning favor with IT professionals. However, all the other major smartphone players have been eying the enterprise market as well, and competition is now fiercer than ever. With the release of BlackBerry 10, will we see companies upgrade from their employees' BBOS 7 devices to new BlackBerrys? One report suggests that it's Windows Phone that may actually be stealing away many of these once-BlackBerry users. Bear in mind, this isn't the result of any market-wide ...

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    We already have a series here at Pocketnow lamenting the choices of smartphone and tablet manufacturers, and trying to learn something from their most visible mistakes. It's called Worst Gadgets Ever, and it's a fun little video series that you should check out. But sometimes, a broader look at the industry's development is useful - and given the right attitude, it can also be fun. Earlier this year, our own Taylor Martin took you on a tour of smart phone form factors that are officially dead - not necessarily due to poor decisions, but owing to the constantly shifting mobile landscape ...

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    Last year was a quiet one for BlackBerry – or RIM, as it was still known then. BlackBerry 10 was in development, and BlackBerry 7 was going stagnant. As most of us waited to see what BB10 would bring, a group of investors had their own strategy for the company's future. With talk of a BlackBerry sale back in the news, investor Robin Chan reveals the attempt he was involved with last year to chart a very different path for the company than what we've ended up seeing. Chan and his fellow investors wanted to see BlackBerry reinvent itself as a company focused on services, and were thinking ...

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    Last week, we were talking a little about rumors that HTC might be interested in putting the company up for sale. Of course, we made the inevitable comparisons to other companies that have long been rumored to be looking to offload their phone businesses themselves, with BlackBerry near the top of that list. Later in the week, rumors once again returned to the possibility of BlackBerry seeking out a buyer. Today, however, we get some official news that sure adds a lot of weight to all that rumor and speculation, with word that the BlackBerry board has decided to "explore strategic ...

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    Last week, we started hearing that the upcoming BlackBerry smartphone, rumored as an A-series device, and referred to as the A10 for a while, would end up launching as the Z30. When some resources from leaked BB10 builds started depicting the Z30, that idea really felt like it had some legs to it. Now we've got a new image of the hardware to check out, showing just how much larger it will be than the existing Z10. Instead of the 4.2-inch screen on the Z10, the Z30 steps things up to five inches. Just as we saw when Apple introduced the iPhone 5, that transition means adding an extra row of ...

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    Back in early June, we heard rumors about a new BlackBerry 10 model that would be the first to arrive from the manufacturer's so-called A-series, possibly launching as the A10. What was so interesting about this theory was that the A10 wouldn't be a new budget device, but a flagship to take the place of the Z10. We've seen a few leaks since then of hardware that could be this A10, but could we be getting this news all wrong? What if this device is really going to arrive as something else entirely? That's what a new rumor suggests, offering that what we've been calling the A10 could instead ...

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    A few days back, we got to check out the rear cover for what appeared to be an unknown BlackBerry model, and the general styling of this component suggested it might be tied to the development of a new Porsche Design BlackBerry. Based on the shape of the bottom edge, our hunch was that this might be based on Q10 hardware, with a hardware keyboard and all, but today a series of new images arrives, clearly making this phone out to be a full-touch model, presumably built around the existing Z10. What's odd is that rumors claim this model could arrive as the P’9982. Sure, the last Porsche ...

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    Normally, when we tell you about some crazy expensive boutique smartphone, it's largely due to curiosity or a desire for completeness, rather than suggesting that it's actually a model any of us will go out and purchase. That's what makes the Porsche Design BlackBerry P’9981 so interesting: it's actually managed to sell respectably and establish a high profile for itself – if you watch House of Cards on Netflix or Community on NBC, you've likely seen characters sporting P’9981s. The problem is, that's still a BlackBerry 7 model, and this is 2013. Now it looks like we might just be ...

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    Yesterday we got a look at what's supposed to be an image of one of BlackBerry's upcoming BB10 smartphones, the A10. While a slate like the Z10, we saw a design that diverged from that model, picking up some more Q10-like styling along the way. Today we've got a new image to check out, and while it's being presented alongside the theory that it's the rear cover to the A10, we're not quite so sure. So, what's wrong? Well, the A10 has been rumored to be a five-incher, while this seems just a bit smaller. That image of the A10 we saw yesterday also looked to have a more gradual curve around ...

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    A little over a month ago, we started hearing rumors of an upcoming BlackBerry 10 smartphone that would arrive as the A10. Supposedly, this phone would arrive to complement the Z10, Q10, and Q5 later this year. Specifically, there was mention of Sprint giving the A10 a home sometime this November. That was all interesting enough, but besides that name, didn't tell us anything about the phone itself. We might just be getting a little closer to the story on this A10 today, upon the leak of what could be the first image of the A10. Like the Z10, bookending the other side of alphabet, the A10 ...

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    It's weird when holidays fall in the middle of the week, because either you're kicking off a long weekend with the special celebration, or you're returning to work the next day with a fuzzy brain, a sunburn, and sand in your hair. We're in the latter situation this week at Pocketnow, the American portion of the team coming down from a day of BBQ and a night of fireworks ... but in our case, it's a good thing. Because today's the day for our weekly mobile tech podcast, and we love us some mobile-tech podcasting. We hope you do, too, because today's Pocketnow Weekly is quite possibly the ...

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    Let me preface by saying I got my start in the tech industry by being a die-hard BlackBerry fan. And the last thing I wanted to do when I got my hands on the latest batch of BlackBerrys was write another "end of BlackBerry" article. As I explained in my Pocketnow Insider bio, I ate, slept, and breathed BlackBerry back in the day. I wrote about BlackBerrys between and even during my classes and two other jobs. And even after trying webOS, iOS, and Android, it was hard to cut ties and drop the platform altogether. I had spent the better part of three years using nothing but BlackBerry, and I ...

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    The BlackBerry quarterly earnings call to investors is giving us more than just raw numbers on how the BB10 launch has been going, and we also get a few updates on other aspects of BlackBerry news. Unfortunately, just like those sales figures themselves, there are some more upsets in store here. The PlayBook's QNX-based OS made it the forerunner of the BlackBerry 10 devices we know today. When full-on BB10 launched back in January, we heard from the company that it intended to deliver the PlayBook an update to transition it over to BB10 proper – the idea of an all-new BB10 tablet was ...

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