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    --Research In Motion's new BlackBerry 10 operating system looks good and SAP plans to begin supporting RIM handsets for its workforce shortly after the January launch, an SAP executive said Wednesday.--

    BlackBerry 10 looking good, says SAP CIO*( - Consumer Electronics )
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    --No. 4 U.S. mobile provider T-Mobile USA, a unit of Deutsche Telekom (DTEGn.DE), also plans to carry the new BlackBerry 10.

    "We're extremely optimistic that it's going to be a successful product and our business customers are extremely interested in it," Chief Executive John Legere said.--

    Three top U.S. wireless carriers to embrace BlackBerry 10 | Reuters
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    They need to plan to carry it on Feb 1 so I can throw my money at them, not AT&T.
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    --I’m ready to buy a BlackBerry again.

    I just got back from a meeting with Research In Motion to check out the latest build of BlackBerry 10. And, even on a developer device without final hardware, I’m confident in saying I’m ready to move back to using a BlackBerry. Look, I don’t know what the application selection is going to be like at launch, and applications are huge, but I’m incredibly, incredibly impressed where RIM is going.--

    I'm Ready to Buy a BlackBerry Again | TechnoBuffalo
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    Quote Originally Posted by zyben View Post
    --I’m ready to buy a BlackBerry again.

    I just got back from a meeting with Research In Motion to check out the latest build of BlackBerry 10. And, even on a developer device without final hardware, I’m confident in saying I’m ready to move back to using a BlackBerry. Look, I don’t know what the application selection is going to be like at launch, and applications are huge, but I’m incredibly, incredibly impressed where RIM is going.--

    I'm Ready to Buy a BlackBerry Again | TechnoBuffalo
    That makes me even more hyped
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    SayIt redesigned for BB10. Looks to have some great features:

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    Regular readers know I am a huge Windows Phone fan and many think I write about them too much. It was great to read the news this morning that Nokia's Lumia sales for Q4 2012 were better than expected and it is a small move in the right direction. I hope to see Windows Phone catch on with the consumer at some point, but I am personally most excited to try out the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS and new devices running BB10.

    If you listened to the MobileTechRoundup podcast last year, you likely heard Kevin and I writing off RIM after they skipped doing much in 2012. RIM didn't make any major hardware or operating system moves in 2012, but they did make leadership changes and were able to keep things going. 2013 looks to be a defining year for RIM as they get ready to reveal BB 10 to the world at the end of this month. From the hands-on videos I have seen and articles I have read, BB 10 looks extremely modern and reminds me a bit of the fantastic MeeGo operating system that Nokia prematurely gave up on while also adding in some unique elements we haven't really seen before on other modern smartphone operating systems.

    Carriers have always supported RIM and appreciated their data management practices. It seems that Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile are on board, along with something like 150+ carriers around the world, which is pretty compelling when you consider it is a brand new operating system. It may just be a feeling, but it seems that Windows Phone appears on carriers due to pressure and money from Microsoft and manufacturers where carriers seem to want to sell new BB 10 devices. Customers are familiar with older BlackBerry devices and trust RIM to make rock solid hardware so there may be a trust factor there as well.

    I recently bought a red Nokia Lumia 920 and am reasonably pleased with the device. I am disappointed that there are still software gaps in Windows Phone 8 and the more I use it, the more I go back to using Android or iOS because of frustrations with every day usage scenarios that just are not fully satisfying on Windows Phone. Windows Phone 8 appears nearly the same as Windows Phone 7 so it has been around now for over two years. As a smartphone enthusiast, I like new and shiny things and BlackBerry 10 looks to be the most exciting thing I have seen in a couple years and I can't wait to give the Z10 a try.

    BlackBerry 10 is the smartphone platform I am most excited about for 2013 | ZDNet
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    --"We're very aware of our market, very aware of our position," he said from his suite at the Cosmopolitan hotel. "We have aggressive goals, but they're reasonable goals. And before you can be No. 1 you've got to be No. 2, before you can be No. 2, you've got to be No. 3. And we're building our plans for the long, slow climb back to the top."--

    Hands-on demo with new BlackBerry 10 touchscreen phone at CES 2013 - latimes.com
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    More from Todd Haselton at TechnoBuffalo:

    BlackBerry 10 In-Depth Walkthrough | TechnoBuffalo
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    We might have to start giving Research In Motion some credit. It may have taken the company way too long to deliver on its promised BlackBerry 10 smartphones but now that they are almost here, boy, is RIM doing it right.

    At the Consumer Electronics Show this week, three executives from top cellular providers in the United States said they would carry RIM’s new BlackBerry 10 devices. That includes the big two, Verizon and AT&T, as well as fourth place T-Mobile. No word on if Sprint will carry the new BlackBerry 10 devices, but it would be surprising if the third biggest carrier in the U.S. was shut out on one of the biggest device releases of 2013.

    ReadWrite – RIM's BlackBerry 10 Distribution Strategy Looks Very Smart
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    In June 2011, I spent some time with an early version of BlackBerry 10 and commented that things ďcan only get better.Ē I said that because. at the time, things werenít good. At all. BlackBerry 10 was a mess and the developer unit I tried it on was so glitchy I felt guilty writing a hands-on piece at all. Yesterday, off-site at CES, I got a full run down of a near-final version of BlackBerry 10 by the folks at Research in Motion. I canít believe the difference six months can make. BlackBerry 10 is not only fully functional now, but itís exciting.

    Read more: BlackBerry 10 hands on: We've used it and it's awesome | Digital Trends
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    Finally a neutral/positive article at "spiegel.de". Spiegel is the most important news-magazine in Germany.
    Its a long time ago that i read something positive about RIM in a german newspaper.
    In the article itself is nothing we don't already know. Their source: CrackBerry
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