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Sterne Agee: RIM’s Q2 may beat the Street, long-term still a concern

September 12th, 2011

As RIM prepares to report its earnings on Thursday for the second fiscal second quarter of 2012, all eyes are turning north following the Waterloo, Ontario-based vendor’s first-quarter report, which was something of a bloodbath. RIM’s first quarter performance wasn’t abysmal — the company did see gains in several international markets — but it missed …

RIM may be rushing BlackBerry Colt QNX phone amid weak BlackBerry 7 sales

September 9th, 2011

Research In Motion is said to be rushing its first QNX-powered smartphone to market in light of underwhelming BlackBerry 7 devices sales. In a note to investors on Friday, Jefferies & Company analyst Peter Misek suggested demand for RIM’s new smartphones is not meeting expectations. An earlier report indicated that sales to enterprise customers have been …

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 …

RIM's QNX-powered BlackBerry smartphones to support Android apps

August 24th, 2011

Research In Motion’s upcoming QNX-powered BlackBerry smartphones will support the ability to run Android applications when they hit store shelves, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. The Waterloo, Canada-based company is adding the option in an effort to attract consumers who may have otherwise ditched their BlackBerry devices for iOS or Android, two operating systems with a …

RIM's QNX phones are going to be amazing

August 23rd, 2011

Things are changing in Waterloo. The summer is drawing to an end and Research In Motion is in the very early stages of the biggest BlackBerry device launch of the brand’s storied history. BlackBerry 7 smartphones — which include new Bold models, Curve models and Torch models — will be sold by more than 225 …

'Fantastic' BlackBerry PlayBook sales reported by major Australian retailer

August 22nd, 2011

While HP continues its TouchPad fire sale as it exits the consumer tablet market, major Australian retail chain Harvey Norman has gone on record in reporting “fantastic” sales of RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Ben McIntosh, head of Harvey Norman’s computer-buying team, told Australian technology news site Current that the retailer’s sales of RIM’s tablet have …

Report claims a rushed BlackBerry Colt could launch in 2011

August 16th, 2011

Despite Research In Motion’s largest-ever global launch currently underway with BlackBerry 7 phones, RIM may be rushing to get its first QNX-powered smartphone out the door ahead of schedule. Dutch website Tweakers.net cites anonymous sources in claiming RIM is aiming to launch the BlackBerry Colt later this year instead of in the first quarter of …