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BlackBerry unveils 2 new phones

BlackBerry’s maker unveiled a new operating system and a new line of phones Wednesday, along with a new corporate name, with the hope of restoring its products’ status as a symbol of executive cool.

Analysts, technology reviewers and app developers with advance access to the BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry 10 operating system have said it is the company’s first competitive touch-screen phone. But BlackBerry 10 arrives long after Apple’s iPhone and phones using Google’s Android operating system have come to dominate the smartphone market that the BlackBerry effectively created. According to IDC, BlackBerry now holds just 4.6 percent of that market, about one-tenth of its historic peak.

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