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Friday Fun Photo(shop) - BlackBerry London Box?

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Friday Fun Photo - Is this the BlackBerry London??

2012 BlackBerry London

Updated BlackBerry 2012 Roadmap

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BlackBerry 2012 Roadmap

Since we first posted our 2012 BBX BlackBerry Preview some new info has come to light that changes things up a bit. For the most part we knew what was coming device-wise but our timeline was a bit off. Now some other devices have come into play and some dates have been shuffled around a bit. We can expect to see some new BlackBerry 7 devices in the Curve line, a new updated BlackBerry PlayBook as well as at least one BlackBerry 10 (oh yeah, RIM changed the name of BBX to BlackBerry 10 too) phone hit before the end of 2012. Keep reading and we'll take a look at what to expect in the coming months.

RIM now facing legal woes over BBM trademark

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Official Statement from Research In Motion in Response to Blogger Allegations over BlackBerry 10 Progress

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Earlier today Jonathan Geller put up a post on BGR.com that has seemingly garnered a lot of attention based on the number of tweets and emails I've received from CrackBerry readers who are a bent out of shape over it.

BBDoodle: Have yourself a Merry BBXMas... next year

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Do Not Open Until Christmas 2012

No buttons on BlackBerry 10 phones? No problem.

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An idea of what BlackBerry 10 might look like on the Milan

Things are looking pretty good for the BlackBerry 10 Smartphones rumored to be released in 2012. A few weeks ago, we got our first look at BlackBerry London, and then a sneak peek at the BlackBerry Milan. Both phones feature a distinctive angular styling with some nice silver accents. Design aesthetics aside, one question on our BlackBerry tour of Europe remains prominent: where are the buttons?

Except for the keyboard, one of the most-recognizable aspects of a BlackBerry is its buttons. Call, menu, back, and end/home are so crucial to the BlackBerry experience that it's hard to imagine using a Research In Motion Smartphone without them. And no trackpad either? How in the world does RIM expect people to use these phones?

The buttons on a BlackBerry make it very easy to use the phone with only one hand. Everything is but a thumb movement away. Without the almost iconic buttons, will you be forced to do everything on the BlackBerry with two hands? Will people be required to do the BlackBerry Prayer every time they use the device?

As both a BlackBerry PlayBook owner and a Torch 9860 user, I have a little experience in using full touchscreen devices. I'm confident that after a short adjustment period, most people won't even miss those buttons - one-handed use or not.

BlackBerry 10 the new official name of the next generation platform for BlackBerry devices

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BlackBerry 10

At BlackBerry DevCon it was announced that the next generation platform for BlackBerry devices would be BBX but now -- come BlackBerry DevCon Asia, that has all changed once again. Now, RIM will be calling their next generation platform -- BlackBerry 10.

US Federal Court bars RIM from using BASIS’ BBX Trademark

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We've known since shortly after BlackBerry DevCon that BASIS International was after RIM for their BBX trademark use but now they've won a temporary restraining order against RIM, so that they may no longer use the BBX name. The full press release is below for you all./

Press Release

US Federal Court Bars RIM (BlackBerry) from Using BASIS’ BBX Trademark

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The United States Federal Court in Albuquerque today granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Research in Motion (RIM), immediately barring RIM from using BASIS International Ltd.’s incontestable federally registered BBX trademark at RIM’s Asian DevCon on December 7-8 in Singapore.

RIM had refused BASIS’ requests to stop the infringement at the DevCon conference, which resulted in BASIS filing for the TRO.

In rejecting RIM’s arguments against the issuance of a TRO, the court found that, “The BBX mark is identical to the mark which RIM is allegedly using to present its BBX product (TRO page 8).” and “despite the fact that the two companies are not direct competitors, the parties’ respective BBX products are highly related and target the same class of consumers, that is, business application software developers (TRO page 9).” The court went on to concur with BASIS that “The alleged infringement is likely to cause customers and prospective customers to wrongly believe that the software applications created using BASIS’s development tools are only compatible with RIM’s BBX operating system (TRO page 11).”

The order described how the “Courts use a well-established four-part test to decide whether to grant injunctive relief (TRO page 7)” and concluded that “Accordingly, after considering all the factors relative to a determination of whether an injunction should be granted, the Court finds that all factors weigh in favor of BASIS (TRO page 8).”

See BASIS’ latest generation of BBX in action by running the sample restaurant tip calculator and home mortgage calculator applications from links.basis.com/buidemos to experience BASIS’ BBX platform-independent solutions on your own smartphone or tablet.

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