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First Alicia Keys, now Mercedes F1 is the latest partner for BlackBerry

BlackBerry has announced that it’s the Official Mobile Computing Partner for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team.

This follows the company’s announcement of its BlackBerry 10 platform last week and its appointment of singer/songwriter Alicia Keys in the new role of Global Creative Director.

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Goodbye RIM, hello BlackBerry

Mark Bridge writes:

Apple launches a new product and BlackBerry pushes it out of the headlines. Who’d have thought it, eh?

Yes, Apple’s new $799 128GB iPad didn’t get much of a mention in the mobile press last week - thanks to the new BlackBerry 10 platform and two new smartphones. Memories of Stephen Bates’s awkward BBC interviews were soon forgotten as the touchscreen Z10 appeared and quickly hit the shelves of UK retailers.

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RIM launches BlackBerry 10 and changes the company name

No more 'Research In Motion'

After a slightly awkward start in the UK this morning, Research In Motion has launched its new BlackBerry 10 platform along with the first two compatible devices.

The BlackBerry Z10 is entirely touchscreen, while the BlackBerry Q10 combines a touchscreen with a traditional physical keyboard. Both run 1.5GHz dual-core processors and have 2GB of RAM plus 16GB of expandable storage.

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RIM boss ignores the questions when asked about BlackBerry difficulties and competitors

What went wrong? What did you learn from the iPhone?

Mark Bridge writes:

Live TV and radio interviews. They can be worrying things, even when you’re not expecting to be challenged too much. I know this from experience. So when your company is launching a much-delayed operating system, you’d expect a few difficult questions… and you’d be ready with a response.

The official response of RIM is apparently to ignore the questions.

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Smartphones keep selling, Firefox goes mobile and BlackBerry prepares for launch

Podcast - 30th January 2013

The last of the 2012 quarterly results are coming in, so it's time to compare figures from the biggest mobile handset manufacturers.

We're also looking at Twitter's new video app, discussing the forthcoming Firefox OS and preparing for the BlackBerry 10 launch later today.

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