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2012-08-10 16:48:03

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online RIM´s slow decent from super stardom hasn´t been good for anyone. RIM employees and anyone else whose livelihood depends on the success of the BlackBerry maker has likely had a rough few years. Even those once-loyal BlackBerry users have had to watch their hopes of carrying around qwerty keyboards die a slow, agonizing death. On the other hand, those companies looking to pick up a few pieces of RIM´s business or...

RIM-Samsung Rumors Heat Up Again
2012-08-09 06:08:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Shares of Research In Motion Ltd.´s (RIM) stock jumped on Wednesday after a prominent analyst said the company might seek to license its new operating system to Samsung Electronics Co. Jefferies & Company analyst Peter Misek said Samsung could be interested in either licensing RIM´s new BlackBerry 10 software, or potentially acquiring the embattled company. “We believe Samsung is considering ramping up its...

Playbook Tablet Gets 4G LTE Overhaul
2012-08-02 14:06:31

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Never one to give up, RIM has launched a new update to their PlayBook tablet. The new PlayBook will feature 4G LTE support, marking the first time their tablets have offered cellular connectivity. RIM will be releasing the new 4G LTE PlayBooks in Canada first. These tablets, according to the company, will be available in the States, Europe, South Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean in the coming months....

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2012-07-11 07:07:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Research in Motion Ltd.´s new chief executive acknowledged his company´s challenges on Tuesday, but said the next-generation of BlackBerry devices would reverse RIM´s direction and revitalize its future prospects. Speaking in Waterloo, Ontario, at his first shareholder meeting since replacing longtime CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie in January, Thorsten Heins said RIM has spent the past several months...

RIM Denies Rumors Of Possible Hardware, Messaging Division Split
2012-06-25 05:47:28

Research in Motion (RIM), the company behind the BlackBerry and the PlayBook tablet computer, is denying published reports that officials there are considering splitting the business in two, separating the manufacturing division from its messaging network. The story, which was first reported by the subscriber-only UK news website The Sunday Times, is that RIM was considering selling off its slumping mobile device hardware and either retain their data network or license it to a third-party,...

BlackBerry 10 To Lose Keyboard
2012-06-21 14:11:08

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has lost much of its market share in recent years to the Android and iOS platforms. Along the way employees and executives alike have lost their jobs. But the biggest loss of all for BlackBerry users may be the physical keyboard. At May´s BlackBerry World 2012 Conference in Orlando, Fl. RIM President and CEO Thorsten Heins took the stage to unveil new BlackBerry software. The BlackBerrry 10 hardware, which has...

RIM Warns Of Loss, Faces Uncertain Future With Major Restructuring
2012-05-31 04:46:07

Canada-based Research In Motion Ltd (RIM) faces a shaky future as it undergoes a major global restructuring that includes the elimination of thousands of jobs worldwide. The company warned late Tuesday of a quarterly loss — its first in seven years — and announced it was hiring leading M&A specialists from JPMorgan and RBC Capital to “review” its strategic options. The move sparked questions about whether RIM may be looking to sell itself, although that...

RIM Issues $10,000 Guarantee For Blackberry 10 Apps
2012-05-03 05:43:25

Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) is offering developers a guaranteed $10,000 cash payment for any app the company certifies for its Blackberry 10 handset. The move is aimed at encouraging developers to build programs for the handset's forthcoming system refresh, which is largely incompatible with Blackberry´s existing software. Alec Saunders, RIM's vice president of developer relations, made the payment guarantee announcement on Wednesday during the company´s BlackBerry World...

RIM Looks To US Government To Stay Afloat
2012-04-10 04:06:54

Amidst a string of bad news that follows worse, RIM has announced that its government market share is on the rise. Scott Totzke, RIM´s senior vice president of BlackBerry Security spoke with Bloomberg and said the company´s revenue on sales to the United States´ federal government is increasing on the whole. Barak Obama famously carried a BlackBerry as he was voted into presidential office. Totzke didn´t tell Bloomberg if Obama was still carrying a BlackBerry, but did...

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2012-03-30 10:25:04

Canada-based RIM, maker of the once popular BlackBerry devices, said on Thursday it plans to refocus its attentions to corporate customers, rather than the consumer market. This news, as well as poor sales reports and a bit of a management shakeup was announced during an earnings call. In an effort to refocus on the companies strengths, RIM said they hope to build devices employees will want to bring into the corporate environment and create partnerships with other businesses to produce...


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