RIM rebrands itself as BlackBerry and unveils a new operating system and two new smartphones. Take a closer look at the company's last hope of regaining mobile glory.
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BlackBerry has more than 60 million subscribers to its BlackBerry Messenger texting service, so it's eager to exploit that network. A new Video Chat feature, demonstrated above under mood-setting blue light at the BlackBerry 10 launch event, lets you go from texting into live conversation, supported by the 2-MP front-facing cameras on the Z10 and Q10. In a distinction from Apple Facetime, the Video Chat feature also lets you share your screen with another BlackBerry 10 user so you can do a presentation (much as you might on say, a WebEx demo) or show off photos.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
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