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It’s time, friend. It’s time to drop that Blackberry you’ve got duct-taped together and move up in the world. Android is waiting with open arms, and a plethora of great devices. I’m sure you were with that Blackberry for quite some time, so let’s discuss how you’re going to get acquainted to your new life with Android. It won’t be hard, I promise.

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Research in Motion (RIM) is going to launch a brand spanking new smartphone platform called “BlackBerry 10″ during the first quarter of 2013. The company’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, just published a letter saying that the platform is currently being tested by over 50 operators. He also says that when he shows operators the new platform, their response is “tremendous”.

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Research in Motion, remember those guys? They’re hard at work on their next generation operating system, which they’re calling BlackBerry 10. Yesterday the company showed the world a sneak peak of what it’s going to look like, and we’ve got to admit, it does look rather interesting. It’s heavily inspired by Nokia’s MeeGo operating system, Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, and there’s even some hints of Android in there. But will it take off?

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RIM is adamant at keeping its BlackBerry platform relevant amid the dominance of iOS and Android in the consumer markets. But while RIM has hinted that companies like Samsung may be interested, the South Korean Android device manufcaturer has actually declined having any interest in BB10.

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Recent rumors suggest that Samsung and RIM may be partnering up in the near future, despite Samsung’s denial of such a move. As a result, RIM’s stock actually went up 13%. Regardless of what partners it may be working with, RIM CEO Heins reaffirms that BlackBerry 10 will be ready to license itself to other companies very soon.