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New Blackberry generation coming your way in 2012

Blackberry loyalists should be elated to know that RIM  is slated to launch its next generation of mobiles in early 2012. Blackberry sales have slipped recently with the influx of flashier products currently on the market, so we’re eager to see how these mobiles stack up to the iPhone 4s or HTC Titan.

With product names including London, Milan and Forest, rumored features have some products with the traditional Blackberry QWERTY keyboard while others will make the jump to touch screen. I’m anxious for the release of the Blackberry Forest, which is rumored as a 10-inch tablet. Will it blend into the sea of tablets already available or be a serious iPad competitor?

As a Blackberry user who’s ready to upgrade, I’m curious to see what the next generation will be all about. On the other hand, I’m ready to try something a little flashier, perhaps a Windows running phone or an iPhone.

To learn more about this new generation of Blackberry, click here.

2012 BBX BlackBerry Roadmap Preview

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Rolling RIM outages continue to plague Blackberry users

According to Research in Motion: “BlackBerry subscribers in the Americas may be experiencing intermittent service delays this morning. We are working to resolve the situation as quickly as possible and we apologize to our customers for any inconvenience. We will provide a further update as soon as more information is available.”

So what’s going on? The RIM outages started on Monday with outages in the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions and have since moved on to North and South America. As of yesterday, RIM released a statement saying that the messaging and browsing delays were caused by a core switch failure with within RIM’s system, resulting in a significant backlog of data.

Critics are noting that the timing on the outages couldn’t be worse for RIM, which is not only looking for a buyer but also with the pending release of the iPhone 4S. On the upside, the outage level in North America does not seem as significant as elsewhere around the globe.

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