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Wireless Wednesday–"RIM unveils BlackBerry 10"

January 30, 2013 — by WEBOOST

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This week for “Wireless Wednesday” we’re talking about the latest announcement from Research in Motion (RIM). Check out the excerpt from the LA Times article pasted below for more information on the announcement–

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion reinvented itself with a revamped operating system, two new smartphones and a name change during a global launch Wednesday.

The Canadian smartphone maker — cast off by many consumers and analysts as a has-been tech company struggling to stay afloat — showed off its long-overdue BlackBerry 10 operating system and two phones: the touchscreen-only Z10 and a traditional physical keyboard model called the Q10.

BlackBerry 10 features include separate work and personal profiles; time-saving ways to multi-task without closing applications; video chat with live screensharing; and more than 70,000 apps. The touchscreen on the Z10 has already earned early raves for its accurate auto-correct and predictive text, multi-language capabilities within the same email and use of flicks and swipes to quickly select or delete words.

What do you think of this announcement? Would you buy a BlackBerry phone? Let us know in the comments, or on Facebook/Twitter.

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