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Blackberry launches new mobile

TECH giant BlackBerry is battling to get back in the game with its new mobile device, available in Ireland from today.

The launch of the BlackBerry 10 is being hailed as the biggest technology event of the year.

The Canadian company has a lot of ground to make up to compete with the likes of the iPhone and the vast android smartphone market here.

MD of BlackBerry UK and Ireland, Rob Orr said the company knew it had to up its game. "The phrase the new kid on the block is interesting, we have been around for a very long time," he said. "The feedback from customers has been brilliant. We are right up there with the leading vendors on the market."