BlackBerry 10 launch: The complete guide

BlackBerry 10 launch: The complete guide

Summary: Research In Motion--now called 'BlackBerry'--has launched its long-awaited, much-delayed BlackBerry 10 OS and handsets. Here's your complete guide, from the OS' development to a first look at the Z10 device.

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BlackBerry, the company formerly known as Research In Motion (RIM), launched its long-awaited BlackBerry 10 OS and handsets on Wednesday, a milestone release that could determine the company's ability to compete with the likes of Apple and Samsung in the smartphone space.

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Can BlackBerry 10 change the fortunes of BlackBerry, the company formerly known as "RIM"?
(Credit: BlackBerry)

Here's ZDNet's complete guide to the make-or-break BlackBerry 10:

Hands on with the first BlackBerry 10 handset: The Z10 in photos

BlackBerry 10 has officially launched, so ZDNet went hands on with one of the first handsets off the production line to see what it has to offer.

BlackBerry Z10: 48 hours with BB10's touchscreen handset

Ben Woods got the chance to spend a couple of days reviewing some of the headline features and poring over the hardware. Here's how the phone fared.

BlackBerry 10 launches; RIM unifies brand with name change

RIM renamed itself BlackBerry upon the launch of BlackBerry 10.

BlackBerry 10 essentials: What you need to know

What's so important about BlackBerry 10? What's new in it? How many apps will there be and will there be a tablet? Ben Woods answers your burning questions.

RIM lets BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 out of the gate

RIM has released BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 software, which allows businesses to manage a fleet of BlackBerry 10, iOS, or Android devices. Find out more.

A history of BlackBerry in nine iconic handsets (and one 'meh' tablet): Photos

Which handsets made RIM a titan in the enterprise space? Will its next batch of handsets be enough to get businesses and consumers back on side? Here's a rundown of the phones that made RIM's name.

The road to BlackBerry 10: The evolution of RIM's OS and BES

Take a look back at the evolution of RIM's mobile OS, including BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which laid the foundations for the company's success in the enterprise.

BlackBerry 10: How RIM is reaching out to developers

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The Z10 handset.
(Credit: BlackBerry)

Persuading developers to get onboard is essential for the success of BlackBerry 10. Here's what RIM has done so far, and a rundown of the tools developers can use to build for BlackBerry 10.

BlackBerry apps get cheaper as RIM lowers pricing for BlackBerry World

BlackBerry will automatically slash the price of the cheapest apps by up to 25 percent as BlackBerry 10 launches.

RIM touts enterprise apps for BlackBerry 10

Companies from SAP to Cisco will be launching applications on the BlackBerry 10 platform.

BB10 'no salvation' for RIM

BlackBerry 10 shouldn't be counted on to save beleaguered Research In Motion/BlackBerry, which has failed to address its "chronic inability" to appeal to consumers in mature markets, according to an Ovum analyst.

BlackBerry 10 launch: By the numbers

BlackBerry launched the new BlackBerry 10 platform on Wednesday. Here are the numbers you need to know.

BlackBerry Z10 on sale in the UK: Where can you buy it?

The first BlackBerry 10 device, the Z10, will go on sale in the UK from Thursday, and operators including Vodafone and O2 have released pricing.

Topics: BlackBerry, Mobility, Smartphones

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  • Decision?

    I wonder what's behind the decision to wait until March to launch in USA? Seems like a mistake.
    ITOdeed
    • Re: I wonder what's behind the decision to wait until March to launch in US

      The fact that most prospects for growth in mobile markets lie elsewhere.
      ldo17
  • A 'meh' tablet?

    The Playbook was on sale at one point, and I grabbed it for $150. The first thing I did was to load a video. The image was stunning, a beautiful picture.
    It syncs to transfer video and audio just fine, and makes for a nice device at a size that Apple was slow to produce. I'm looking forward to an update to the Blackberry 10 OS.
    (disclaimer - I am a tech lover, but I'm not a Mac fanboy, despite the iPad. I have two Dell laptops, one running WIN8, the other, Ubuntu Linux. )
    joetaxpayer
  • prospect for growth does lie elsewhere

    But they are hurting most in North America, need desperately to win back market share here as well as be competitive in emerging markets. As much as I like BB & will get one when available here, I'm afraid someone seriously dropped the ball on when it will be available here. If they hold true to the planned marketing blitz up until its available then maybe no harm done.
    gordongr