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BlackBerry warn of Flash vulnerabilities in BlackBerry 10 devices

BlackBerry today warned that BlackBerry 10 smartphones and the BlackBerry PlayBook are at risk of remote code execution attacks via vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash Player. According to a BlackBerry advisory, a malicious hacker could booby-trap Adobe Flash content and lure users into visiting rigged Web pages or downloading Adobe Air applications. "If the requirements are met for exploitation, an attacker could potentially execute code with the rights of the application that opens the specially crafted malicious Flash…

BlackBerry Z10 confirmed by MKM Partners Managing Director

It was leaked yesterday that the L-Series will be called the BlackBerry Z10. Our own developers further appeared to validate this by showing a retail lock video demo in the BlackBerry 10 OS. Mike Genovese, Managing Director at MKM Partners, while sharing insights of RIM Q3 Fiscal results on Fox News, appears to have confirmed the name. Watch the video here Via

Patent war talks to be hosted by United Nations agency

A rash of recent patent lawsuits has prompted the United Nations to call smartphone makers and others mobile industry bodies together. It said the parties needed to address the “innovation-stifling use of intellectual property” which had led to several devices being banned from sale. It said innovations deemed essential to industry standards, such as 3G or Jpeg photos, would be the meeting’s focus. It noted that if just one patent holder demanded unreasonable compensation the cost of a device…

Nokia’s Scalado Technology Will Still be in the BlackBerry 10 Camera

As we reported, Nokia acquired imaging specialists and technology from Scalado last week, designed to bring future enhancements to its Lumia Windows Phones. Today, at a Windows Phone event in San Francisco, Nokia unveiled some of its camera improvements for its Lumia devices, thanks to Scalado’s technology. Kevin Shields at Nokia discussed the company’s Scalado plans. ‘We’re doing it in such a way that Scalado can…fully deliver on commitments they’ve made to all of their…

ETSI confirms selecting Apple’s nano-SIM design

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has published the new 4FF nano-SIM standard a week after it announced having chosen the final design. It was rumored that Apple’s nano-SIM design won over the the one proposed by the Nokia, Motorola, and RIM consortium, but now we know that for sure. On top of that, the ETSI didn’t make any alterations to Apple’s design. Apple’s nano-SIM design took a more conservative approach, very much resembling today’s micro-SIM expect being…

RIM Wins Court Ruling on BBM Brand

In the middle of a dismal week, RIM can point to at least one victory – this time, in court. RIM has won a Federal Court case over its use of the BBM acronym to describe its popular BlackBerry Messenger software. The lawsuit was filed by BBM Canada, a broadcast industry group that traces the BBM trademark back more than 60 years. The case could have had cataclysmic repercussions on RIM’s brand had the court not ruled in the company’s favour. The BlackBerry Messenger software is one of…

Cookie law set to come into force

Thousands of UK websites are expected to be in breach of a law that dictates what they can log about visitors. European laws that define what details sites can record in text files called cookies come into force on 26 May. Cookies are widely used to customise what repeat visitors see on a site and by advertisers to track users online. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said it would offer help to non-compliant sites rather than take legal action against them. Action plan The regulations say…

RIM and Motorola Update Nano-SIM Proposal

RIM and Motorola have put forward a new proposal, an updated design of their 4FF Nano-SIM, and a compromise which it is hoped that Apple will accept. The Nano-SIM wars have been raging for a while now, with the claws coming out back in March when Apple on one side, and Nokia, Rim and Motorola on the other, pushed for their own designs in terms of SIM shrinkage. Accusations of unfair play on the part of Apple, and alleged attempts at vote skewing when it came to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute vote…

RIM Using Foursquare NFC for Prizes At Both BlackBerry World & BlackBerry 10 Jam

On Saturday, we told you that foursquare had been updated to 3.9.1 and that the ugrade included nfc usage for nfc-enabled blackberry devices. If you hven’t upgraded just yet, and are you are attending BlackBerry World 2012 or BlackBerry 10 Jam, then you really should upgrade now. According to Foursquare, RIM is going to be using the NFC sticker tech at both conferences to win prizes. So get on over to BlackBerry AppWorld and upgrade now and if you are a new user, dowload it. It is hghly recommended.

BBM Party Event Stabbing

A man is in a serious condition in hospital after being stabbed in the neck at an event attended by singer Jessie J. Police were called to the event hosted by Rim at Bankside Vaults nightclub in Southwark, Central London, shortly after midnight.

Gloucestershire Police buy BlackBerry smartphones to remain mobile

HUNDREDS of police officers will be given BlackBerry's so they can do their paperwork while on the beat. Nearly 650 PCs and PCSOs across the county will be given the mobile phones to keep them on the streets. Officers will use the phones to carry out paperwork and update logs, jobs previously carried out from the office. It comes after the force closed and put up for sale 13 of its stations in a bid to hack £18 million from its budget. Katy Roberts, spokeswoman for Gloucestershire Police, said: “641 BlackBerry…