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BlackBerry 10 Launch Event Video


Missed the launch event and keynote address? Click here (desktop only) to check out this hour-long video featuring all of today’s major announcements.

Watch the BlackBerry Jam Americas Keynote


RIM CEO Thorsten Heins gives us a sneak peek of BlackBerry 10, RIM’s next generation mobile OS. The 15-minute video shows off the speedy and gorgeous new user interface that is sure to make any mobile multitasker’s mouth water.

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5 Hilarious Tim Cook and Phil Schiller Quotes During the Apple iPhone 5 Keynote


The iPhone 5 has been announced and to be totally honest, it looks like a really solid iPhone, but in the way a Mercedes will always be a really solid car. You’re not really buying anything tremendously new, you’re just buying an upgrade to a device that is essentially the same as its predecessor. Are the new Macs really all that better than the models just before it? Not at all. They’re just a little better. The best news is probably the price reductions of the 4 and 4S, which are basically just as good as 5 but now much more affordable. That being said, Tim Cook and Phil Schiller will not slow down Apple’s Reality Distortion Field which is apparent in the following 5 quotes.
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RIM Gives 16GB Playbook to All Attendees of BlackBerry World for 10th Anniversary #BBWC


In a move topping Google giving away G2s at the Google I/O conference, Mike Lazaridis announced that RIM will be giving all the attendees of BlackBerry World a free 16GB BlackBerry Playbook. This is the 10th anniversary of WES/BlackBerry World, with the most attendees they’ve had to date. At 6,000 attendees and a price of $500 per PlayBook, this $3,000,000 giveaway is truly awesome.

The PlayBook giveaway move is sure to drive up adoption of the PlayBook, as well as encourage more developers to head to the platform. According to RIM:
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Mike Lazaridis Introduces BlackBerry 6 on the BlackBerry Torch


In this video, RIM President and Co-CEO debuts the BlackBerry Torch and explains how the next generation BlackBerry OS will feel to a seasoned BlackBerry user, calling it “fresh but familiar”. Lazaridis says the naming of this device is giving credit to Torch Mobile, which was acquired by RIM just under a year ago. The BlackBerry Torch is the first BlackBerry with a WebKit browser and subsystem, whose technology Torch Mobile specializes in and helped integrate WebKit features into BlackBerry 6.

[Audio] WES 2010 General Session Keynote with Mike Lazaridis


Click here to listen to the keynote yourself.

The first WES2010 general session took place today and Mike Lazaridis gave a keynote very similar to the presentation he gave to analysts yesterday. To pull off these big keynotes, two massive conference rooms are consolidated into one giant sit-down business rock concert. There is a huge lighting and projector rig with lots of BlackBerry branding floating across all the screens. Almost all of the WES attendees are here, thousands fill the seats tapping their BlackBerry smartphones.

Mike Lazaridis takes the stage and is greeted with warm applause from the audience. Here are some of the key points he shared with the WES audience:

  • RIM has sold over 90 million BlackBerry smartphones sold to date.
  • There are currently 41 Million Customers, Mike also mentioned he has a goal of growing that to 100-million users.
  • “Efficiency is at the heart of everything we do” in reference to the Platform’s true strength. BlackBerry efficiently utilizes networks, battery, and software.
  • 20 million users have downloaded App world, half of the devices in the wild. App World users download a million apps every day.
  • “BlackBerry has the best apps, not the most apps” in reference to the quality of apps on BlackBerry App World.
  • Super Apps work well together, and work well with native apps.
  • Email was the platform’s first super app now developers can make them too.
  • There are 20 million BBM users worldwide.

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