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BlackBerry outage affects millions for third day [updated]

October 12th, 2011

After having initially said the issues were resolved following one day of service interruptions, millions of BlackBerry users across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and even some areas in South America still find themselves without access to the Wen or messaging services for the third consecutive day. Research In Motion confirmed earlier that a bug on a …

BlackBerry EMEA outage spills over to second day [updated]

October 11th, 2011

BlackBerry users across Europe, the Middle East and Africa again find themselves without service on Tuesday as a bug that knocked millions of users offline on Monday has seemingly resurfaced. Research In Motion announced early Tuesday morning that BlackBerry service across the EMEA region had been restored, but the Associated Press later reported that Internet and …

India testing new solution for spying on BlackBerry users

October 4th, 2011

India’s government is currently in the process of testing a solution that will allow it to spy on BlackBerry users sending and receiving data over India’s cellular airwaves. The country’s Telecom Secretary has confirmed that India’s Department of Telecommunications is testing the solution, which will allow government officials to monitor several services tied to Research In Motion’s …

RIM loses BES boss to software company

September 14th, 2011

Research In Motion vice president of BlackBerry Enterprise Server John Vandermay has left the company to assume a new position with Gemcom Software International, the Financial Post reported on Wednesday. Gemcom Software International is a software mining company based in Vancouver. While at RIM, Vandermay led a team of more than 400 software developers and …

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 screenshots leak, reaffirm BES revamp

August 26th, 2011

Purported images from version 2.0 of RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook OS have been published by a Chinese website. If authentic, they reaffirm several details about the upcoming OS — most notably, perhaps, is the platform’s lack of support for current versions of RIM’s BES enterprise email solution. BGR exclusively reported in early August that RIM has …

Analyst calls for RIM to break apart handset, network businesses

July 12th, 2011

With Research In Motion’s annual shareholder meeting scheduled to take place later today, one popular RIM-focused analyst is calling for the company to split its handset and network businesses into two separate companies. “RIM’s organization, like its handsets, needs modernization. By acting now, splitting RIM into network and handset businesses may target opportunities and unlock significant shareholder …

RIM looks to expand BES services to Android, iOS devices

May 2nd, 2011

Earlier today, Research In Motion announced its intentions to bring its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) its mobile device security and administration services to both Android and iOS. Through its acquisition of ubitexx, the Canadian company is looking to expand the portfolio of mobile devices its BES solution supports. “The single web-based console is being designed to provide IT administrators …

RIM announces BlackBerry Balance for 'work-life balance' on a single smartphone

May 2nd, 2011

Among the stream of announcements from Research In Motion’s BlackBerry World conference in Orlando, the Waterloo-based phone maker on Monday announced its new BlackBerry Balance solution for keeping users’ work and personal data separate on a single BlackBerry smartphone. The solution essentially allows work-related data to be stored in such a manner that it is …

New UAE smartphone rules will affect others as well, RIM says

April 18th, 2011

The United Arab Emirates’ Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) on Saturday stated its intentions to limit the access its citizens have to RIM’s BlackBerry Enterprise Servers. RIM said on Sunday, however, that new regulations in the UAE will impact all smartphones and not just BackBerry devices. “The TRA has confirmed to RIM that any potential policy regarding enterprise services in the …