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RIM is dead ! Long live BlackBerry !

Research In Motion is no more! Don’t worry, your favorite QWERTY smartphone maker didn’t file for bankruptcy, it’s just that from now on, Research In Motion will be known as simply, BlackBerry. This name change came with the launch of their latest operating system, BlackBerry 10 and if you ask me, this should have been done long ago. I am talking about the name change of course, not the new OS.

So, after over 30 years of activity at the forefront of technology, the Research In Motion company will cease to exist. A moment of silence please…..Ok, that about does it. Now let’s see what else the guys over at BlackBerry (cause that’s what we have to call it from now on) have for us besides the “new” name. Well, come to think about it, the company really does have a new name as it is now traded publicly as BBRY, but anyway, let’s see the real novelties, shall we ?

First of all, no new mobile application development upgrade should come without new hardware to showcase its capabilities. As expected and long awaited, with their release of BlackBerry 10, Research In, excuse me, I meant to say BlackBerry, has also released two brand new devices: the Z10 and the Q 10.

The Z10 is a fully-fledged touchscreen smartphone that sports a 4.2 inch screen (1280×768 resolution), a 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 16 GB of internal storage, 8 megapixel camera on the back and a 2 megapixel camera on the front. And it also has NFC capabilities which the guys over at Apple have failed to fit into the iPhone 5.

The Q 10 has the same specs as its taller brother with the only exceptions being the 720×720 screen and of course, the physical keyboard. Make sure to check back here if you want to learn more about the changes in BlackBerry 10. For now I will leave you with some pictures of these new, beautiful devices.