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$50 BlackBerry Curve 9310 Launching on Verizon

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Verizon will be launching the new BlackBerry Curve 9310 on Thursday July 12th. Working out to about $50 after the mail in rebate and the 2 year contract term, this budget conscious smartphone comes loaded with BlackBerry OS 7.1 allowing users to set up their own WiFi hotspot.
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HID Global and Arizona State University Pilots NFC Access Program for Students and Staff

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HID Global and ASU is piloting a program that allows students and staff to use NFC on smartphones in order to gain access to certain facilities and thus making the access card obsolete. Generally, it makes more sense to use a smartphone with NFC versus a card because the smartphone is more secure and much more difficult to lose. Below is a video demonstrating the pilot program, which for some reason shows an iPhone which doesn’t have NFC, although RIM is credited in the press release as being a hardware partner.
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Magmic Demos Texas Hold ‘em King Live for BlackBerry 10 and Playbook

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Magmic has demoed the next version of Texas Hold ‘em King Live at the BlackBerry 10 Jam at BlackBerry World. The upcoming version of their online-only poker game has cross platform support for BlackBerry OS 5, 6, 7, BlackBerry 10 and the Playbook OS.
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BlackBerry World 2012 Keynote with Thorsten Heins

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This year’s Keynote was all about BlackBerry 10 and the direction RIM is headed towards. Thorsten Heins spoke about how focused his team is on delivering the goods with BlackBerry 10 with an emphasis on both consumer and enterprise markets.
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RIM, Canrock, OMERS, Rho, BDC, iNovia and CYBF Invest $30M+ in Tech Startup Incubator Program HYPERDRIVE

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Startup incubators are a great way for tech entrepreneurs to take something from idea to product and beyond. The programs generally give funding, mentorship and access to services that help entrepreneurs develop a great company that could potentially be the next big thing. Recently, a new incubator called HYPERDRIVE has launched with $30M+ in funding. It’s also really cool to see RIM as the only technology company funding, hopefully giving them first dibs on acquisitions. Especially since Google has its name on the building and is an anchor tenant at Communitech.
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CIO Magazine’s Al Sacco to Host a Q&A Session With RIM Executives at BlackBerry World 2012

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CIO Magazine’s Al Sacco will be hosting a Q&A session with RIM executives that this year’s BlackBerry World conference. The session called “Ask RIM, Hosted by Al Sacco” will allow you to ask any question you may have about the company and its offerings.
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