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New RIM CEO admits Apple and Google are winning, says change is coming

January 27th, 2012

Investors had been clamoring for Research In Motion co-founders Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis to relinquish their co-CEO and co-chairman roles, and the company finally announced this past Sunday that Balsillie and Lazaridis were out, replaced by new chairperson of the board Barbara Stymiest and new chief executive officer Thorsten Heins. RIM’s stock plunged more than …

Research In Motion pushing for sale to Samsung [updated]

January 17th, 2012

Research In Motion is currently weighing every single option it can think of in an effort to reverse a negative trend that is approaching a boiling point for investors. Reports that RIM is currently in talks to license its software to other vendors are accurate according to our trusted sources, though we have been told that RIM …

RIM responds to claim of BlackBerry 10 software problems

December 22nd, 2011

RIM has responded to an exclusive BGR report published on Thursday in which our source claimed BlackBerry 10 was delayed not because the vendor was waiting for a new LTE chip, but because RIM’s developers have not yet been able to resolve many of the issues plaguing the new OS. “RIM made a strategic decision to launch …

RIM offers free PlayBook tablets to enterprise customers

November 24th, 2011

Research In Motion on Thursday announced a new promotion that will make its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet available to enterprise customers for free. Businesses that upgrade to RIM’s BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) v5.0 between now and December 31st will receive a free 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook tablet along with their purchase. Additional incentives provide up to $400 off …

Leaked BlackBerry London is real, launching in Q3

November 14th, 2011

We’ve just heard from a trusted source that the dummy device The Verge posted an image of earlier today is indeed a real BlackBerry, and it should in fact launch as the company’s first BBX-based smartphone. Our source told us that the BlackBerry Colt, the first QNX-based handset RIM had been working on that looked just like a …

RIM’s BBX-powered BlackBerry devices won’t resemble Bold, will support BES

November 9th, 2011

Speaking with PCMag recently, RIM’s vice president of developer relations and ecosystem development Alec Saunders said that the company’s early BBX-powered smartphones will not resemble the popular BlackBerry Bold form factor. The first BBX devices will instead look like smaller versions of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet and will come equipped with screens sporting a 16:9 aspect ratio …

RIM investigating BlackBerry message delays

November 9th, 2011

RIM acknowledged that many its users have reported delayed message deliveries on Wednesday, although it remains unclear what the culprit might be. “We’re getting reports that some users are experiencing delays,” RIM said on its official Twitter account. “We’re investigating and will update you ASAP.” A BlackBerry outage affected millions worldwide for several days during October. The downtime resulted …

RIM: All BlackBerry services have been restored

October 13th, 2011

Research In Motion co-CEO Mike Lazaridis confirmed on a conference call Thursday morning that all BlackBerry services have been restored globally. The co-chief had issued a video apology to customers earlier on Thursday, offering reassurances that the company was doing everything in its power to resolve service interruptions that had extended into their fourth day. …