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BlackBerry Z10: Prepare to fall back in love

The BlackBerry Z10's "peek" feature allows users to

(Credit: BlackBerry)

After myriad delays pushed its maker to near irrelevance, the new BlackBerry Z10 finally went on sale midnight Friday. Just a few hours later, when the dust settled from the launch event at the Best Buy in Manhattan’s Union Square, the retailer gave Newsday.com a hands-on look at the BlackBerry Z10.

And, for the most part, we were blown away.

With the help of sales...

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Cuomo pledges $25M toward broader Internet access

Verizon lineman Clemente Calma installs fiber optic cable

(Credit: AP)

We take our high-speed Internet for granted here on Long Island. We have come to expect consistent service not only from the cable companies to whom we fork over more than $40 per month for the right to broadband access, but also from the businesses, public institutions and even the parks and public gathering places we frequent.

So it may seem quaint to Long Islanders that Gov....

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