• Delayed BlackBerry 10 smartphones adding video chat, CEO says

    Posted July 10, 2012 - 8:49 pm

    BlackBerry 10 smartphones, slated to ship in early 2013, will rely heavily on improved BlackBerry Messenger social networking tools, including new video chat capabilities, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins told shareholders during a sometimes acrimonious annual meeting today.
  • RIM's dual challenge: Build quality smartphones while boosting management software

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 7:37 am

    BlackBerry 10 smartphones, delayed until early 2013, will have the "best browsers in the industry" and will come in touchscreen-only models as well as those with traditional physical keyboards, a Research in Motion executive said Thursday.
  • Beyond BlackBerry: 3 steps to prepare for its demise

    Posted July 2, 2012 - 9:14 pm

    It's easy to switch to iOS or even Android, no matter what type of company you are
  • What's left to say about RIM and BlackBerry?

    Posted June 29, 2012 - 3:04 pm

    There has been some news about BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM). And by “news,” I mean to say “Screams, cries, deep sighs, and rhetorical questions about what else could go wrong.”
  • Turnaround strategy only 'silly fantasy' about RIM

    Posted June 26, 2012 - 1:11 pm

    Research in Motion is about to crash and burn, yet the company insists its only plan is to execute on a brilliant turnaround strategy. Sure.
  • RIM committed to company overhaul, as report of Blackberry sell-off surfaces

    Posted June 25, 2012 - 4:14 pm

    Research in Motion reiterated its commitment to turning the company around, even as a report said RIM could be planning to split off its BlackBerry smartphone division.
  • RIM's rumored breakup is a 'silly fantasy'

    Posted June 25, 2012 - 11:53 am

    Unnamed sources "close" to BlackBerry maker Research in Motion dismissed as a "silly fantasy" a story by The Sunday Times of London claiming that the company was considering splitting its hardware and network services groups in to separate businesses.
  • With BlackBerry 10 on the horizon RIM launches last-generation Curve 9320

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 3:05 pm

    Research In Motion on Wednesday released the BlackBerry Curve 9320 smartphone proving that despite the promise of BlackBerry 10, the company hasn't lost its ability to offer handsets that are well behind the times. The latest Curve looks like every keyboard-centric Curve that came before it (just a little bit sleeker) and offers specs that don't even come close to what you can get from an iPhone, Android device, or even a $50 Windows Phone. If you're in the market for a new BlackBerry smartphone this is not the handset you want and here's why.
  • BlackBerry 10 OS will have multi-layered security model

    Posted May 8, 2012 - 8:28 pm

    RIM's upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system is intended to be as secure, if not more so, than the OS running on RIM's current crop of BlackBerry devices. Mobile security could become a major selling point for the new platform, for enterprises, carriers and end users alike.
  • RIM names new COO, CMO

    Posted May 8, 2012 - 2:56 pm

    Research in Motion has appointed a new COO and CMO as it prepares to launch BlackBerry 10 smartphones later this year in hopes of reversing a decline in its global smartphone share.
  • BlackBerry World roundup: What to know about RIM's '12 show

    Posted May 7, 2012 - 11:43 am

    I just got back from Orlando and the Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry World 2012 conference. The BlackBerry-maker made a ton of major announcements during the three-day event, but a number of things really stand out in my mind.
  • RIM after BlackBerry 10 debut: dead or alive?

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:55 am

    Research In Motion recently unveiled its next-generation mobile operating system, BlackBerry 10, giving critics a little more insight into the company's future prospects. BlackBerry 10 is a significant break from previous BlackBerry operating systems that focused on physical keyboards and smaller screens; BB10 is designed for touchscreens first. The new BlackBerry platform will still include RIM's traditional enterprise-focused hallmarks such as stability and security. But the company is also making a play for app developers so it can woo consumers by offering popular apps for gaming and social networking.
  • IT shops sifting RIM's bold promises and plans

    Posted May 4, 2012 - 7:43 am

    Research in Motion executives and managers practiced staying "on message" at BlackBerry World this week, repeating a series of mantras about the company's directions and product plans. Yet the simple message is running into the hard practicalities of enterprise IT customers, and they want details and nuance.
  • RIM CEO vows to wow with BlackBerry 10

    Posted May 3, 2012 - 7:30 am

    In brief remarks to reporters Wednesday, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins revealed little of RIM's specific plans for the future but confirmed his determination to rebuild RIM as a "mobile computing" powerhouse, going beyond smartphones and tablets.
  • RIM's Australian attempt at guerrilla marketing is a belly flop

    Posted May 2, 2012 - 11:59 am

    While we're sure nobody at Research in Motion thought a host of black-clad protesters shouting "wake up!" outside a Australian Apple Store would single-handedly turn the company around, they probably didn't think that it could actually backfire as badly as it has.
  • RIM's demo of new BlackBerry impresses programmers, users

    Posted May 1, 2012 - 4:07 pm

    RIM today gave a brief demonstration of its new mobile OS on an early prototype handset. And both represent a dramatic break from RIM's traditional BlackBerry heritage.
  • RIM faces trouble despite BlackBerry 10

    Posted May 1, 2012 - 4:05 pm

    The last couple of years have obviously not been kind to Research in Motion, which is why the company has been hoping to generate some much-needed positive buzz by unveiling portions of its upcoming BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system this week.
  • The tablet that changed the whole market for tablets, and isn't a tablet

    Posted April 27, 2012 - 11:58 am

    In three months, Amazon's Kindle Fire went from zero to 54 percent share of the Android tablet market. Its cost and power have changed the choice from iPad vs. everything, to iPad, Kindle Fire, or long justifications of why another choice isn't an obviously bad one
  • RIM's future hangs on developer support for "new BlackBerry"

    Posted April 27, 2012 - 7:41 am

    With its future up for grabs, Research in Motion at its annual BlackBerry World conference next week will focus on simplifying development for its soon-to-be-unveiled BlackBerry 10 operating system. HTML5 is one key technology in that strategy to create a viable ecosystem of applications for a new generation of mobile devices expected to ship by year-end.
  • BlackBerry gets key endorsement from Colombian sex worker!

    Posted April 19, 2012 - 9:16 am

    Could the sex scandal involving U.S. Secret Service agents in Colombia be the key to the BlackBerry's comeback? Stranger things have happened.
  • Is RIM blocking side-loading of apps on the PlayBook or not?

    Posted April 11, 2012 - 7:30 am

    A casual tweet sparks controversy and confusion over whether BlackBerry PlayBook users will be able to side-load apps apart from RIM's online store. A followup blog post doesn't bring much more clarity.
  • Why BlackBerry Mobile Fusion is the future of RIM

    Posted April 7, 2012 - 7:40 am

    RIM is most known for its iconic BlackBerry smartphones, but one of the driving forces behind the success of RIM—and one of the reasons it’s still as pervasive as it is today—is the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) infrastructure. Now, RIM has introduced BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, which extends BES to manage Android and iOS devices as well. While marketed as a value-add for BlackBerry customers, BlackBerry Mobile Fusion may very well be the core product for RIM moving forward.
  • RIM should attack Apple, and partner in the enterprise

    Posted April 6, 2012 - 7:38 am

    The BlackBerry maker has fallen on hard times, but the turnaround strategy the company's laid out will take it in precisely the wrong direction. RIM needs to take dead aim at Apple's iPhone with a full-bore consumer push, and save the partnering for the enterprise side.
  • RIM opens the gates for the Trojan horse

    Posted April 3, 2012 - 9:50 pm

    Someday we'll look back on BlackBerry maker RIM's announcement to handle mobile device management for its competitors and say, "It seemed like a good idea at the time."
  • iPhone vs. BlackBerry: Is Apple's battle with RIM won?

    Posted April 2, 2012 - 2:08 pm

    RIM speaks back about it's plans for the future and suggestions that it will ignore consumers.

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