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Nov. 13: RIM says the phones will be released “not too long” after the launch event.

Nov. 29: RIM’s stock rises after Goldman Sachs upgraded the company’s shares, saying there’s a “30 percent chance” that BlackBerry 10 smartphones will be a success.

Dec. 13: RIM says the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency will launch a pilot program with its smartphones using BlackBerry 10.