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BlackBerry Taps Star Power to Market BlackBerry 10

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BlackBerry has a odd tradition of tapping star power to sell cutting-edge technology. It’s a big challenge to explain the features and benefits of something complex to a consumer market made up of a young and a less technically inclined audience. This time BlackBerry has enlisted the help of some extremly talented people: Robert Rodriguez, Neil Gaiman, and Alicia Keys. They’ll be leading the charge in ushering BlackBerry into an era where smartphones are the primary tools of the creative and the successful.
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Microsoft to Migrate Over 100 Million Messenger Users to Skype

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Yesterday Microsoft emailed their millions and million of Messenger users letting them know that they plan to retire their IM service in two months time and migrate all their accounts over to Skype.
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Browsing Facebook on the BlackBerry 10 Browser is Going to be Amazing

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RIM has been working on making sure the BlackBerry 10 browser works well with Facebook with the help of Facebook’s HTML5 Ringmark test suite. This will enable Blackberry 10 users to access more games and rich media while browsing Facebook from the browser.
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Gameloft Announces 11 Games Coming to BlackBerry 10 Smartphones

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Gameloft has been a big supporter of BlackBerry throughout the legacy BlackBerry OS and at BlackBerry World, the company has announced its continued support. Gameloft has announced that a lineup of 11 games are coming to the BlackBerry 10 platform. The games are being optimized for the new platform using the BlackBerry® 10 Native SDK and includes games such as Shark Dash, N.O.V.A. 3: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, Ice Age Village and Oregon Trail: American Settler, and more.
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5 Features We Want To See On The BlackBerry 10 Developer Alpha Smartphone

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At the BlackBerry 10 Jam, developers are going to get a limited edition smartphone featuring a prototype of BlackBerry 10. The smartphone isn’t meant as a launch device for consumers, and it’s specifically meant so developers can test their applications on the device. So given that we know this is RIM’s strategy, what features should this smartphone have? Here are 5 features that we believe are important for developers to make great apps for the BlackBerry 10.
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Some Cool BlackBerry SMS Tricks You May Not Know

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SMS (short messaging service), or text messaging, has been around for more than a decade, and its been used in mass numbers since just after the turn of the century. There were more than 1.5 trillion text messages sent worldwide in 2010, at a rate of roughly 5 billion per day. SMS is more commonplace than making a phone call at this point, and nearly everyone with a cell phone uses them. Still, there are probably a couple text messaging tricks that you didn’t know about. Whether you’re a member of the BlackBerry Generation or an older user, you still probably don’t know everything about SMS.
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