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    There were quite a few RIM-related leaks recently and the BlackBerry 10 N-Series/X10 was one of them, though shyer than the L-Series. Luckily, thanks to some leaked images, we can finally get a good look at the N-Series, the X10. Apparently Mr. Blurrycam was off for the holidays, for which we're thankful. These are alleged pictures of the X10, both front and back, and there's a third one you can check out at the source link below. Make sure to let us know of your thoughts as well as whether this phone is something you'd be interested in. There aren't that many QWERTY-enabled devices on ...

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    Last week, we got a chance to see what may have been the first image to leak of RIM's upcoming BlackBerry 10 handset with the company's iconic inclusion of a hardware keyboard, the N-series (now rumored to launch as the X10). Unfortunately, that view was only from behind, and we still hadn't had the opportunity to see any more than a render of the phone's front side. If we're to believe the latest imagery, that may have now changed, with a new leak purporting to finally give us a proper look at the N-series hardware. The handset on the right appears to nicely match the renders we've seen ...

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    Yesterday we learned that RIM's first BlackBerry 10 L-series phone might make its retail debut as the BlackBerry Z10. Today we get to see what may just be the first confirmation of that rumor, as well as get a look at some N-series hardware in the flesh. Carphone Warehouse appears to have already added the Z10 to its inventory system, as revealed through a leaked photo. The system has entries for both the white and black versions of the Z10, but we're a little suspicious of the timing. After all, might the company have heard about the same leak we did and could be basing these entries off ...

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    At the end of November figures from Kantar showed that Apple regained the number one position in the US, pushing Google's Android back to the second place. A more recent report of sales data for 12 weeks ending November 25, 2012, shows that Apple has reached its highest ever smartphone share in the US. Previous (October) numbers showed Apple’s iOS on the top spot with 48.1% marketshare in the States followed by  Android, falling from 63.3% to 46.7%. The most recent figures show Apple at 53.3% (up 17.5% year-on-year) while Android continues its decline to 41.9% (down 10.8% ...

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    It's that time again when we slowly need to get used to writing a new number when mentioning dates; luckily thanks to our smart devices we don't need to go out and look for a 2013 wallet calendar, unless we really want to. It's that time when we look back at what happened this year, with all the goods and bads, and anxiously look forward to what next year might bring. As usual here at Pocketnow we're happy to tell you what we think, and we're excitedly waiting to hear your opinions, in our upcoming series which will contain both 2012 recaps and 2013 predictions. We'll have something for ...

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    When it comes to upcoming BlackBerry hardware, we've heard a lot of names thrown around. Besides codenames for individual devices, we've seen these models referred to by type, mainly as the L-series with its full-touch design, and the N-series with hardware keyboards. As January 30 looms just over the horizon, a new leak suggets that the first L-series model will arrive as the BlackBerry Z10. Sourced from some RIM marketing materials, and provided by very reliable tipster evleaks, this leak shows both a white and black version of the Z10, though even the white version isn't without a black ...

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    It's that time again when we slowly need to get used to writing a new number when mentioning dates; luckily thanks to our smart devices we don't need to go out and look for a 2013 wallet calendar, unless we really want to. It's that time when we look back at what happened this year, with all the goods and bads, and anxiously look forward to what next year might bring. As usual here at Pocketnow we're happy to tell you what we think, and we're excitedly waiting to hear your opinions, in our upcoming series which will contain both 2012 recaps and 2013 predictions. We'll have something for ...

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    We at Pocketnow all had our own opinions about the best smartphones of the year, but when we looked at your favorites from the comments, Samsung devices came out on top. It seems like that same love for Samsung hardware translated to some fantastic sales, as year-end estimates come in. While Samsung and Apple duked it out for the top spot in 2011, putting on a pretty even showing, Samsung really pulled ahead this year, with its shipments of smartphones accounting for something like 28% of the global market. Last year, both Apple and Samsung shipped about 20% of all smartphones each, and ...

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    When it comes to comparing smartphones, synthetic benchmarks may be well and good for what they are, but there's still something reassuring about seeing handsets being put to the test with some real-world tasks. When we're dealing with phones running different platforms, one of the most convenient ways to do that sort of comparison is by looking at how devices measure up with their web browsing. That's just what the guys over at GadgetMasters recently did, putting a RIM Dev Alpha B handset running BlackBerry 10 up against some of its competition, and the results are pretty impressive. ...

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    It's that time again when we slowly need to get used to writing a new number when mentioning dates; luckily thanks to our smart devices we don't need to go out and look for a 2013 wallet calendar, unless we really want to. It's that time when we look back at what happened this year, with all the goods and bads, and anxiously look forward to what next year might bring. As usual here at Pocketnow we're happy to tell you what we think, and we're excitedly waiting to hear your opinions, in our upcoming series which will contain both 2012 recaps and 2013 predictions. We'll have something for ...

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    2012 is nearly over, and its departure will signal the end of RIM's year of doing... well... nothing much interesting. While we didn't see any existing new hardware released commercially, RIM's been busy behind the scenes working to finalize the release of BlackBerry 10 and its associated hardware. Last month, the company revealed plans for a January 30 launch event, and as that date nears, RIM has begun distributing invitations, revealing the global nature of the launch. The big BlackBerry 10 US launch will take place in New York City on January 30, but that's only one component of RIM's ...

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    As RIM gets itself ready for its big BlackBerry 10 launch event (less than two months to go), it continues to fine-tune the software its developer community has been running on their Dev Alpha devices. The latest update to arrive contains a few resources that give us some nice new looks at RIM's upcoming BlackBerry 10 hardware. BlackBerry enthusiast Mujib Azizi has been posting his finds to Twitter all day, and he's stumbled across some nice pics and video. We get a very high-resolution image of an unknown BB10 handset, featuring a textured rear surface. This looks like the same phone ...

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    Over the past several months, we've fielded a lot of rumors regarding just when RIM's BlackBerry 10 hardware might come out of hiding and finally hit stores. We started to narrow-in on a window after RIM announced the platform itself would launch right at the end of January, with the first phones arriving sometime after that but before we got into Q2. Most recently, some comments from a RIM exec that the hardware would land "not too long after" the platform launch had us hoping we'd see the new BlackBerrys go up for sale in February. Now some analysts are claiming that March is the best we ...

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    "That's amazing! I've got the same combination on my luggage!" If you want real security for your smartphone, that means assigning it some sort of password. Face unlock's not going to cut it; to keep prying eyes away from your data, you'll need something a little more secure, whether's that's a complicated gesture lock, a PIN, or a straight-up password. RIM, to its credit, seems to be taking steps to make sure that your password in BlackBerry 10 will resist at least some basic attempts to guess at it, upon the discovery of a list of 106 passwords that users will be banned from choosing. ...

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    We only just got done telling you about a couple of the latest topics in Blackberry news and rumors, and now we've already got one more for you. Earlier this week we got to see what appeared to be the hardware keyboard that's going to go in the upcoming BlackBerry 10 N-series handset. So far, we haven't had a good look at a BlackBerry 10 phone with a keyboard outside of renders. That may be about to change, with news that RIM has some new development hardware ready for distribution, and this model finally sports a hardware keyboard. RIM's calling the phone the Dev Alpha C, and while it may ...

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