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Topic: RIM

RIM stock falls to lowest level in eight years on bearish trading

06/04/2012, 06:06 pm

Embattled Canadian smartphone maker RIM saw its stock dip into single-digits on Monday to end trading down 5.85 percent at $9.66, a price not seen since December 2003.


ETSI chooses Apple's 'nano-SIM' design as new standard

06/01/2012, 08:06 am

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute on Friday selected Apple's contested "nano-SIM" design as the official fourth form factor for the SIM card standard.


RIM chief forecasts grim Q1 performance after shares halted

05/29/2012, 06:05 pm

Trading of Research in Motion shares were halted briefly early Tuesday ahead of an announcement from CEO Thorsten Heins, who said to expect an operating loss for the company's first fiscal quarter of 2012.


RIM's unsold inventory of BlackBerrys, PlayBooks swells to $1B value

05/29/2012, 03:05 pm

Last quarter, Research in Motion's backlog of unsold BlackBerry handsets and PlayBook tablets grew to more than $1 billion in value, underscoring the company's struggles to sell its products.


RIM to cut 40% of workforce as another top exec resigns

05/28/2012, 03:05 pm

As ailing Research in Motion prepares to axe nearly 40 percent of its workforce in the coming months, another top-level executive has announced their resignation on Monday as the BlackBerry maker continues to hemorrhage cash.


Apple's iOS grows to 23% of worldwide smartphone shipments

05/24/2012, 11:05 am

Apple continues to gain share in the worldwide smartphone market, as the latest data shows the iOS mobile operating system accounted for nearly a quarter of all smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2012.


ITC judge finds key Kodak patent invalid in suit with Apple, RIM

05/21/2012, 04:05 pm

Kodak suffered a major setback on Monday as an initial ruling from the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that one of the company's key patents is invalid a decision that could potentially reduce the value of Kodak's soon-to-be-auctioned patent portfolio.


Motorola & RIM propose nano-SIM compromise with Apple

05/18/2012, 07:05 am

A new design concept for a next-generation, smaller "nano-SIM" card has been submitted by Motorola and RIM, which tweaks a design originally pushed by Apple.


Apple grows to 7.9% of all mobile phones sold worldwide

05/16/2012, 08:05 am

Though it only sells smartphones, Apple represents nearly 8 percent of all worldwide mobile phone sales, making it the third-largest handset maker.


RIM executive shakeup continues with new COO, CMO

05/08/2012, 10:05 am

Research in Motion announced on Tuesday that it has hired a new chief operating officer and a chief marketing officer, continuing a shakeup of the company's executive team.


RIM's 'Wake Up' campaign expands, tells users to 'Be Bold'

05/07/2012, 03:05 pm

The culmination of Research in Motion's "Wake Up" advertising campaign, which kicked off with a mock protest outside an Apple Store in Sydney, Australia, is a new website that tells users to "Be Bold" and use BlackBerry for business.


Federal managers quickly ditching BlackBerry for iOS, Android devices

05/03/2012, 06:05 pm

According to recent research there has been a huge shift in what handsets U.S. federal managers use on the job, with many moving away from RIM's BlackBerry platform for more capable iOS and Android solutions.


Apple now earning 73% of global mobile profits with just 8.8% unit share

05/03/2012, 02:05 pm

While the worldwide market for mobile phones is growing rapidly, Apple is earning the majority of all profits despite only selling a small minority of the world's mobile devices.


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.


Samsung overtakes Apple to claim smartphone market share lead

05/01/2012, 04:05 am

Despite strong growth year-over-year, Apple ceded its spot as the world's top smartphone vendor in the first quarter of 2012 as Samsung boosted both smartphone and feature phone shipments to record levels.


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.