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Topic: BlackBerry

RIM's prototype BlackBerry 10 device likened to a mini-PlayBook

05/01/2012, 03:05 pm

Research in Motion on Tuesday launched its BlackBerry 10 platform for developers, and also showed off a new pre-release prototype device that has been likened to a smaller version of the PlayBook tablet.


RIM admits it was behind 'Wake Up' mock protest

04/30/2012, 11:04 pm

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion on Monday admitted that it orchestrated the "Wake Up" flashmob protest that took place at a Sydney Apple Store, claiming that the stunt was part of a larger Australian campaign.


Ex-RIM CEO sought to transform company into network provider before ouster

04/18/2012, 12:04 pm

RIM's former co-chief executive Jim Balsillie wanted to use his company's network to offer inexpensive data plans and services to non-BlackBerry devices, but the plan never gained traction before he stepped down.


RIM hiring financial adviser to consider licensing, investment options

04/17/2012, 09:04 am

Struggling Canadian smartphone maker Research in Motion is said to be in talks with a financial adviser to assist it in weighing strategic options in an effort to turn around its plummeting business.


Two more top execs exit RIM as company weighs options

04/06/2012, 05:04 pm

It was announced in a Thursday statement that two top executives would be leaving the BlackBerry maker following a bleak earnings report as the embattled Canadian telecommunications company seeks a solution to its financial woes.


Apple's iOS, Google's Android grow to 80% of US smartphone market

04/03/2012, 02:04 pm

Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile platforms continued to grow over the last three months, accounting for 80.3 percent of the U.S. smartphone market.


RIM's enterprise server now manages Apple's iOS devices

04/03/2012, 09:04 am

Research in Motion on Tuesday launched its new BlackBerry Mobile Fusion mobile device management software for enterprise customers, adding the ability to manage Apple's iOS devices, in addition to those running BlackBerry OS and Google Android.


RIM not leaving consumer market despite dismal earnings

03/30/2012, 06:03 pm

After releasing a bleak quarterly earnings report, embattled BlackBerry maker Research in Motion on Friday clarified that it will not pull out of the consumer sector, and will continue its new strategy of targeting more specific audiences .


RIM announces Q4 revenues miss, top executives leaving company

03/29/2012, 05:03 pm

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion halted stock trades before announcing a billion dollar sequential drop in quarterly revenues substantially below its guidance on shipments of 11.1 million smartphones and a half million PlayBook tablets.


iPhone closes in on Android in growing U.S. smartphone market

03/29/2012, 05:03 pm

As of February, smartphone users accounted for nearly half of all wireless subscribers in the U.S., and Apple's iPhone adoption rate saw growth while Android handset activations slipped.


RIM hiring iOS developers for enterprise apps [u]

03/22/2012, 05:03 pm

A job listing that appeared on Research in Motion's website reveals that the BlackBerry maker is looking to hire developers for an undisclosed iOS enterprise app to be distributed through Apple's App Store.


Apple's iPhone tops BlackBerry in RIM's home of Canada for first time

03/22/2012, 09:03 am

Last year marked the first time ever that Apple outsold Research in Motion in its home country of Canada, as Canadians move from BlackBerry to the iPhone.


iOS, Android increase smartphone market share while all others lose ground

03/08/2012, 01:03 pm

The battle for smartphone operating system supremacy is quickly becoming a two-horse race, as the latest data from comScore shows that only Apple and Google were able to grow their market share in the U.S. through January.


RIM releases PlayBook OS 2.0 two months late

02/25/2012, 12:02 am

Ailing Research in Motion on Tuesday released the long-awaited PlayBook OS 2.0 update for the company's tablet, but poor sales and missed deadlines could translate into a product that offers too little, too late.


Apple's iOS passes Android, accounts for 35% of mobile ad impressions

02/24/2012, 10:02 am

The launch of the iPhone 4S helped Apple's iOS surge 12 percentage points and surpass Google Android in mobile ad impressions in North America.


RIM's BlackBerry loses General Services Administration business to iPhone

02/15/2012, 05:02 pm

RIM's BlackBerry is facing a rapid erosion of its former dominance of US Government contracts, with the vast US General Services Administration now expanding its support for Apple's iPhone.


iPad market share hit by deep PlayBook price cut in Canada

02/15/2012, 05:02 pm

New data released on Wednesday suggests Research in Motion's PlayBook tablet has managed a ten percent increase in Canadian marketshare on substantial discounts, and has pulled the share of Apple's iPad down to 68 percent.


iPhone best at retaining resale value and offers lowest total cost of ownership

02/08/2012, 02:02 pm

A study by Priceonomics "indicates that Apple phones are a better value than smartphones on other platforms," adding, "the market has spoken, and Android and Blackberrys do not age well."


RIM says BlackBerry App World has 60K apps, 13% of publishers earn more than $100K

02/07/2012, 08:02 am

Research in Motion announced on Tuesday that its BlackBerry App World is the second most profitable mobile application store behind Apple's App Store, beating out Google's Android Market.


Halliburton to ditch BlackBerrys in corporate transition to Apple's iOS platform

02/06/2012, 01:02 pm

Exclusive: In yet another blow to troubled Research in Motion, one of the world's largest energy service corporations Halliburton plans to phase out thousands of employee BlackBerrys in favor of advancing its business via the iPhone and Apple's iOS platform, AppleInsider has learned.