Tech 2.0 for Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Contributor: Matt Davenport
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Updated: 1/30/2013 10:50 am


Research In Motion is changing its name to BlackBerry as it rolls out a new version of the smartphone after lengthy delays that saw the company fall behind its rivals in the mobile computing market. RIM CEO Thorsten Heins announced the company's new name Wednesday in New York before unveiling a long-awaited line-up of BlackBerrys that will run on a redesigned operating system. With the name change, the Canadian company's stock will now trade under the ticker symbol "BBRY" on the Nasdaq Stock Market. The company's shares fell 45 cents, or nearly 3 percent, to $15.21 in early afternoon trading.

Microsoft is giving Office a touch-screen makeover. The software giant released a retooled version of its Office software Tuesday. The debut comes six months after Microsoft previewed the new-look Office, which includes word processing, spreadsheets and email programs. The revamped Office boasts touch controls, just like the redesigned version of the Windows operating system. Microsoft is offering Office 2013 in a $100 annual subscription package that includes online access on up to five Windows devices or Mac computers. The one-time price to install Office 2013 on a single machine starts at $140.

Nintendo's new Wii U game console isn't the hit Nintendo had hoped. Lagging sales have prompted the Japanese video game maker to slash its sales outlook for the game. Nintendo counted on Wii U to boost company profits after disappointing sales of its 3DS handheld gaming device. The company said it had sold 3.06 million Wii Us, and said it expected sales to hit just 4 million units through March, almost 30 percent less than a previous projection of 5.5 million.



Getting a new Blackberry 10 on Friday.Had a preview,think this time they may have cracked it .very clever features all new operating system

Research in Motion changes its name to BlackBerry as it launches the long-awaited BlackBerry 10 platform. http://t.co/ORI7j92S

Microsoft retools Office for touch screen, Web use - Yahoo! News http://t.co/qTKYprav

Microsoft Office to be sold as subscription http://t.co/TQew3KYo

Microsoft retools Office for touch screen, Web use - Yahoo! News http://t.co/L92NOCYN

Nintendo boosts profit forecast, cuts Wii U sales target: Japanese videogame giant Nintendo on Wednesday said it... http://t.co/J962fmHy

Nintendo Q3 earnings show 3.06 million Wii Us sold, sales forecasts lowered again - http://t.co/xm1dSW29

Nintendo Confirms You Can’t Transfer Save Files From Wii’s Virtual Console To Wii U’s Virtual Console http://t.co/7GihcOlr

Nintendo reports 3m Wii U sales, lowers annual revenue forecast by 17% http://t.co/Gf3Z6mcu
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