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The company formerly known as Research in Motion caught all the attention of V3 readers last week, with the launch of its first BlackBerry 10 device, and a rebrand to the imaginative ‘BlackBerry’.
We managed to get our hands on the new Z10, and decided to test it against the two current smartphone kings – the Galaxy S3 and iPhone 5 – to see whether it deserves consideration as a business device.
For those of you concerned whether the BlackBerry OS overhaul might cause usability problems, we also posted a video of a couple of first-time users trying to get to grips with the Z10, and also listed our top 10 BlackBerry 10 features.
Apple was on the security warpath last week, releasing iOS 6.1 to fix various vulnerabilities, while also letting an additional 36 carriers offer LTE on iPhones and iPads. The firm also took the step of blocking Java in its Mac OS X OS, although this has since been rectified with the release of a patch from Oracle.
There was also good news in general for the tech sector with news that eight of the 20 most trusted companies for consumer privacy were IT firms, with HP, IBM and Amazon all making the top five.
BlackBerry Z10 vs iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S3 video showdown
We check out how BlackBerry's flagship BB10 smartphone compares to the competition
Apple iOS 6 update patches slew of vulnerabilities
Release also extends LTE capabilities
Dell XPS 10 hybrid tablet review
A neat Windows RT device that can be either tablet or netbook, and includes Office 2013 as standard
Amazon's US homepage taken offline in unexplained outage
Online retailer becomes second major web firm to experience access issues in 24 hours
Consumers trust HP, IBM, and Amazon most with personal information
Study finds consumers are still worried about their privacy
Apple security update locks Java out of OS X
Attack-prone plug-in gets the boot
Top 10 exciting BlackBerry 10 features
Swish keyboard input, fancy video editing software and BBM video calling could all sway users
Apple launches pre-emptive strike at Microsoft Surface Pro with 128GB iPad
Company aims squarely at business market with latest tablet
BlackBerry 10 foils first-time business users [Video]
Our two volunteers try out some basic business tasks, with mixed results
BlackBerry Z10 video demo
V3 tests out the first handsets running BlackBerry 10
Madeline Bennett is editor of V3 and The INQUIRER. Previously, she was editor of IT Week. Prior to becoming a journalist, Madeline was an English teacher at a London secondary school. Madeline is a regular technology commentator on TV and radio, including Sky, BBC and CNN.