The launch of BlackBerry 10 is live right now in New York, and CEO Thorsten Heins just made a big announcement: the renaming of the company.
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Look, we get it RIM—your BBM service is great. But a music-streaming service that runs in BBM? WTF? CNet heard from sources that they've signed papers with one of the four big music labels already.
Codenamed BlackBerry Colt, RIM's first BlackBerry to run the new PlayBook tablet-like QNX software has been leaked to BGR, and from what they've reported it sounds like same old RIM: a single-core chipset, and lacking BES support, too.
Almost in the same breath that RIM announced it had purchased video editing company JayCut, it's also said they're letting go of 11 per cent of its employees, which equates to around 2000 jobs.
While Obama and colleagues have admitted to owning iPads, it's the BlackBerry PlayBook which the US government has chosen to be the first certified for governmental use, under the FIPS 140-2 certification.