BlackBerry News

  • 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.
  • Smartphone OS showdown: Apple, Google, Microsoft, RIM gear up for battle

    Posted June 23, 2012 - 7:18 am

    If you're in the market for a new smartphone, don't even think about going down to your local cellphone retailer or AT&T/Sprint/T-Mobile/Verizon retail store to get a new device, at least not yet. Every major smartphone platform including Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone is getting an overhaul with lots of new features, and, presumably, new hardware to go along with it starting in the fall.
  • iPhone, Android account for 82% of smartphones shipped

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Android and iPhone smartphones together made up 82% of all such devices shipped to retailers in the first quarter of 2012, IDC said Thursday.
  • BlackBerry 7 smartphones approved for DOD use

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 5:01 pm

    Research in Motion's BlackBerry 7 smartphones have been approved for use by the Department of Defense, the company announced this week.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What abject failure in the smartphone market looks like

    Posted April 20, 2012 - 3:49 pm

    This week's news involving Research in Motion and Nokia are sad, predictable and -- in one case -- unintentionally comical.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • RIM reports dismal Q4 earnings, departure of Balsillie, several executives

    Posted March 29, 2012 - 6:31 pm

    Research in Motion on Thursday announced the departure of former CEO Jim Balsillie from the board of directors and the firing of several executives as it reported a huge Q4 loss.
  • Another federal bureau to abandon BlackBerry

    Posted February 29, 2012 - 3:53 pm

    The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives plans to stop using Research in Motion's BlackBerry in favor of Apple's iPhone.
  • Who says there has to be a third smartphone platform?

    Posted February 27, 2012 - 5:48 pm

    Is it possible for a third smartphone platform to emerge as a viable option to Google's Android and Apple's iOS?
  • Bad news for BlackBerry: Netflix not interested

    Posted February 25, 2012 - 7:59 am

    As Research in Motion tries to reinvent itself with the upcoming Blackberry 10 operating system, the company may have to work a little harder to get popular apps such as Netflix on board.
  • BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0: Four things IT needs to know

    Posted February 25, 2012 - 7:10 am

    RIM shored up some of these holes in its PlayBook software with the much-anticipated release of PlayBook OS 2.0. PlayBook users now have native e-mail and PIM, and the tablets can be connected to Microsoft Exchange servers for access to corporate mail, contacts and calendar--though not via BES.
  • For HP and RIM, some painful pending inflection points

    Posted February 24, 2012 - 2:21 pm

    Hewlett-Packard and Research in Motion are facing some inflection points that underscore the problems undermining each company's fundamental business.
  • PlayBook 2.0 update is here, and does it really matter?

    Posted February 21, 2012 - 2:26 pm

    Research in Motion finally releases its long-promised update of its PlayBook tablet OS, but will it matter to anyone not already an RIM fanboy?
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