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‘RIM’ becomes ‘BlackBerry’ as new Z10 devices launched

telecom | 01/30/2013 8:43 pm EST

Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) changed its name to BlackBerry and launched its new BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system Wednesday. “As we launch BlackBerry 10 around the world, now is the right time to adopt the iconic BlackBerry name,” Thorsten Heins, president and CEO of the company, said in a statement. In a release, the Waterloo-based company said its name change was effective “immediately.”  On Wednesday, BlackBerry launched its new Z10 and Q10 smartphones. The keyboardless Z10 will be available on Feb. 5 from carriers BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc.,...