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I’ve been waiting for this week for about three months since I learned of the final launch date. Research In Motion tonight will take its final stand and attempt to gain relevance in a market told to only consider Android, iOS or Windows Phone. Like Nokia Symbian, RIM’s Blackberry  OS has been under fire lately for being too slow to adapt to changes in the modern market and it is in danger of falling out of favour with consumers, in spite of the services that the company offers. Blackberry 10 is RIM’s last chance to scoop up consumer interest – if it doesn’t, the chances of a sale or complete crash within three years are much more likely, even though the company enjoys a large amount of support in many areas outside the United States and its homeland, Canada. Can Thorsten Heins bring the company back to relevance, or will it have to abandon a “burning platform”, as Nokia did? Follow my semi-live launch coverage to find out!

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While I’m not sure how that’s going to work out, considering that RIM’s network is highly controlled, its CEO, Thorsten Heins, has said that the company is ready and willing to license out its next-generation Blackberry OS to any other company who wants it. Its a bold move for the hardware manufacturer and would make it another one of the many companies that have turned their focus to software as a service, rather than lump it out by losing money producing the handsets/hardware on their own.

Source: Tom’s Hardware

If you’re still one of the hundreds of thousands of users with a Curve 8520 or 9300 device, RIM has recently released the much better-priced Curve 9320 in South Africa, promising you less lag and more time spend chatting away on BBM. Hit the jump for more device info if you’re keen on getting one.

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This year has been a tumultuous one for mobile handset manufacturers, with Apple  dragging people to court left, right and center; Intel joining the smartphone race with its Atom processor, Nokia ditching Symbian after over ten years of development and companies this year turning lower and lower profit margins thanks to the dominance of Android.

It looks like competition is no longer healthy, at least in a market served all over by the same handful of manufacturers producing the screens, the chipsets, the chassis and RAM and the OS. Right now there are only three big players left in the market – Apple, Google through its many software partners and Microsoft, now attempting a takeover of more market share with the Windows market place. Since there’s a ton of news out this morning, I’m lumping it all here for you to peruse. Grab a cup of coffee and some calming pills if you’re a Blackberry or Nokia fanboy. 

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I’ve always been a fan of Blackberries. I like how their OS is laid out, I like how it takes itself seriously but doesn’t shove you away, and I love the services RIM brings with the monthly BIS subscription – unlimited e-mail, unlimited on-device browsing through the BB browser and loads of other goodies ranging from free GPS navigation to a large selection of apps from Blackberry World.

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