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Tablets to Become Irrelevant in Five Years, Says BlackBerry CEO
2013-04-30 18:22:19

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As BlackBerry works to rebuild its marketshare, the company is placing all of its emphasis on smartphones. The company CEO recently spoke about a limited lifespan for the tablet platform. "In five years I don't think there'll be a reason to have a tablet anymore," Chief Executive officer Thorsten Heins said, in an interview with Bloomberg News at the Milken Institute Conference in Los Angeles. "Maybe a big screen in your...

RIM May License Blackberry To Others
2013-01-21 19:15:01

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online RIM, the producer of BlackBerry, has always held the reigns tightly on the platform. It produces the hardware, develops the software for the operating system, and handles the flow of email through its servers as well as enterprise servers hosted by individual businesses supplying BlackBerrys to their workforce. Now it looks like future BlackBerry phones may be produced by other manufacturers. The CEO of RIM, Thorsten Heins, told...

Carriers To Test RIMs BlackBerry 10
2012-11-01 07:27:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) said on Wednesday that it was on track to launch its new BlackBerry 10 smartphone early next year, and that more than 50 carriers are currently lab testing the new platform. “I´m very pleased to confirm that we have passed a critical milestone in the development of our brand new mobile computing platform, BlackBerry 10,” said RIM´s chief executive Thorsten Heins. “In the...

RIM Subscriber Base Sees Slight Growth
2012-09-26 04:22:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) grew its subscriber base from 78 million to 80 million during the recent quarter, said chief executive Thorsten Heins on Tuesday during the BlackBerry 10 Jam conference in San Jose, California. The news surprised many analysts and investors, and helped lift shares of RIM´s stock nearly 5 percent during Tuesday´s trading session. Most analysts had expected the Ontario, Canada-based company...

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...

BlackBerry Exec Exits As Questions About License Deal Emerge
2012-05-25 13:38:01

Peter Suciu for RedOrbit.com On Friday, Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) announced that its London-based head of global sales has stepped down. Patrick Spense is just the latest management change at the embattled smartphone maker, which has seen its market share erode in recent years. According to a company spokesperson, Spence is leaving RIM to pursue another industry position, but no further details were provided. Spence - whose role at the company included helping roll out that latest...

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...

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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