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Research In Motion announced a major update to its smartphone operating system, BlackBerry 7, and the first smartphone to come loaded with it, the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, due out some time this summer. The new device sports a 1.2 GHz processor, graphics processing unit (GPU), 768 MB RAM, 2.8-inch touschscreen, 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording capability, and 8 GB of onboard storage. The BlackBerry 7 OS itself should offer an easier and faster user experience and voice-activated search. No legacy support though, which means all current BlackBerry owners can't upgrade their devices with it. (Engadget and Boy Genius Report)
A curated selection of the day's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web. Sign up to get the newsletter delivered to you everyday.Twitter, the subject of Fortune's cover story this month, is reportedly in advanced talks to buy third-party application TweetDeck for around $50 million. The potential acquisition comes at a time when the social network is trying to go mainstream. (Wall Street Journal) Wal-Mart paid over $300 million to buy MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Apr 19, 2011 9:55 AM ET
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