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.
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