News An email exchange in April 2011 between Rebekah Brooks and her husband, Charles Brooks, referred to her losing an iPad

One phone on the list may have been a duplicate, another may have belonged to someone else and one iPad may have been lost

Rhodri Marsden: Bring on the text generation: youth market is picking up the habit

Barack Obama's low-key endorsement of the BlackBerry during his presidential campaign was estimated to be worth as much as $50m (£31m). But as the aspirational status of the BlackBerry has slipped, despite recent models incorporating the swipe-screen technology that helped make Apple's iPhone so attractive, a new crowd has emerged to adopt the beleaguered BlackBerry. Not so much early-adopters as latecomers, they may well be the future for one of the mobile world's most famous brands.

Has big business kicked its 'Crackberry' habit?

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India backs off on Blackberry ban threat

India has followed the United Arab Emirates in backing off from a threat to ban popular services on Blackberry devices, amid growing global concern over access to encrypted information.

Threatened ban on BlackBerrys lifted

The United Arab Emirates yesterday backed off from a threat to cut key BlackBerry services, just days before a planned ban that could have harmed the country's business-friendly reputation.

Blackberry tablet 'to launch next week'

Research In Motion may use a developers' conference next week to announce plans for a tablet computer to compete with Apple's iPad and Amazon's, the Wall Street Journal said yesterday.

India in talks for BlackBerry email access

India is in talks with Research In Motion for access to BlackBerry corporate emails, a senior government source said today, adding that its current access was only for the messenger services.

Future phones 'will sense your mood'

Ultra-smartphones that react to your moods and televisions that can tell it's you who's watching are in your future as Intel Corp's top technology guru sets his sights on context-aware computing.

BlackBerry maker wins reprieve on India shutdown

Research In Motion will give India access to secure BlackBerry data beginning September 1, a government source said on Monday, leading New Delhi to put off a decision on whether to shut down the smartphone.

BlackBerry ban on hold for 60 days

India said it withdrew a threat yesterday to ban BlackBerry services for at least two more months after the device's maker, Research In Motion Ltd, agreed to give "lawful access" to encrypted data.

India 'may shut down' Google and Skype services

India may shut down Google and Skype Internet-based messaging services over security concerns, the Financial Times reported on Friday, as the government threatened a similar crackdown on BlackBerry services.

Now India threatens to shut down BlackBerry

Research in Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, is headed for a showdown with the Indian government, which has revived a threat to shut off service in the country in a row over access to customers' emails.

Saudi Arabia: BlackBerry gets a reprieve... for now

Saudi Arabia's telecommunications regulator yesterday said that it would allow BlackBerry messaging services to continue in the kingdom, citing "positive developments" with the device's Canadian manufacturer.

BlackBerry gets Saudi reprieve

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion on Tuesday won a reprieve from a threatened ban on its Messenger texting service as Saudi Arabia said progress was being made on addressing its concerns.

BlackBerry users told: text away, so long as we can spy on messages

Deal is reached – at a price – to avert ban on the device's use in Saudi Arabia, but other large countries remain unhappy

New BlackBerry to counter Apple iPhone released

Research In Motion unveiled a new BlackBerry aimed at wooing consumers away from Apple's iPhone and other rivals, but analysts said the handset won't blow away the competition.

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