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Late News: RIM Counting on BBX Platform, iOS Security App, Sony Announces PlayStation Vita, Facebook Pizza Hut Scam

Having witnessed some rather painful state of affairs with the declining performance of the BlackBerry lineup in the global smartphone arena, combined with a not-at-all impressive performance by its PlayBook tablets, Research In Motion is planning to revamp its franchise with the launch of its new OS platform.

Mobile security company Lookout, which already provides an app for Android, has dished out its first application for Apple's iPhone platform. The app, which is available from the Apple App Store, unlike the Android version, does not come with a malware detection and removal system.

Sony has announced the release date and pricing for the highly anticipated PS Vita hand-held gaming console in the UK. The company made the announcement during the Web 2.0 summit in San Francisco. The new console will be launched in the United States, Canada, Latin America and Europe on February 22nd 2012.

It's not an uncommon scenario when a social media site as popular as Facebook is used by rogue elements to perpetrate scams. Most of these scams more often than not come as a free give-away of stuffs that very few can resist, thus eventually walking straight into the trap laid for them.

Oracle has released new security updates, patching as much as 57 vulnerabilities across its product portfolio, the company announced. Four of the bugs, which the company patched, were affecting its database software; whereas 20 other vulnerabilities were healed in the Oracle Sun software suite.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.