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RIM reveals new consumer BlackBerry

Research In Motion is holding a press launch for its new BlackBerry smartphone over in New York. I’m sitting here in a central London venue watching it via simulcast. Such is the way of modern technology journalism.

Read on for all the latest details on RIM’s new handset – there may be other news too on the BlackBerry OS and BlackBerry App World, although we’re not expecting the rumoured BlackPad tablet to make an appearance.

Anyway, AT&T and RIM are introducing "the best BlackBerry ever", explains AT&T boss Ralph de la Vega, kicking the event off.

He also talks about AT&T’s network investment, and boasts that "more smartphone users choose AT&T than any other carrier" – this is in the US presumably.

To read the full liveblog, head over to our sister site ME.

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