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BlackBerry receives order for 1 million BlackBerry 10 devices

Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has claimed that it has received an order for 1 million BlackBerry 10 devices from one of its established partners.

The Waterloo, Ontario-based company said in a statement that the order for 1 million devices - the biggest order in the company's history - was a tremendous vote of confidence in its new BlackBerry platform.

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RIM stock jumps over 10% after CEO Heins suggest big changes

Stock in Research in Motion (RIM) gained more than 10 on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Monday, after the struggling smartphone maker's chief said they the company might be considering big changes.

In an interview with German newspaper Die Welt, RIM Chief Executive Thorsten Heins said that the company could sell its hardware division, or license its upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system as part of its comprehensive review.

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RIM shares gain over 7% after Jefferies & Co boosts price target on the stock

Stock in BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) gained more than 7 per cent in pre-market trading on Friday, thanks to an encouraging note from Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Misek.

The Jefferies & Co. analyst boosted his price target on RIM stock from $13 to $19.50 a share, mainly on the back of the company's upcoming BlackBerry 10.

As of mid-morning on Friday, RIM shares were still trading up 4.6 per cent at $15.60 a piece, at the highest level since February last year.

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RIM releasing LTE BlackBerry PlayBook

Though BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) has yet to make any official disclosure about the release of its BlackBerry 10 OS, the company said in a Thursday announcement that it will launch its LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in the coming week.

According to the information shared by RIM, the new BlackBerry PlayBook version to be released by RIM will be fairly akin to its currently-available Wi-Fi counterpart, but will boast the capability of next-generation high-speed LTE data service.

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BlackBerry maker liable in patent case

Upholding Mformation Technologies' claims that Research In Motion (RIM) infringed its patents related to software which facilitates remote management of wireless devices, a federal jury in San Francisco found RIM liable for a $147.2-million payment in damages.

The Friday ruling by the eight-member jury came after a three-week trial and deliberations for seven days.

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