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RIM unveils BlackBerry 10 with new phones, rebrands company name
RIM unveils BlackBerry 10 with new phones, rebrands company name
RIM used their much-hyped press event today to unveil BlackBerry 10, the operating system that the company hopes will help turn around its half ...... 30 Jan 2013 - 7 comments
RIM shows off BlackBerry World music and video catalogs
RIM shows off BlackBerry World music and video catalogs
RIM has shown off their new BlackBerry World catalogs today. The storefront, which was re-branded for BlackBerry 10, will offer music and ...... 29 Jan 2013
Samsung aims latest ad at enterprise BlackBerry users
Samsung aims latest ad at enterprise BlackBerry users
Samsung, known recently for their ads aimed directly at other companies, most notably Apple, has now taken a shot at RIM BlackBerry. The ...... 21 Jan 2013 - 8 comments
RIM pays Nokia $65 million in first patent licensing payment
RIM pays Nokia $65 million in first patent licensing payment
Earlier this month, RIM settled with rival Nokia over a patent dispute relating to smartphones. The company settled with the agreement to ...... 29 Dec 2012
RIM shows off BlackBerry 10 teaser
RIM shows off BlackBerry 10 teaser
Over a month before its launch, RIM has showed off a quick teaser of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 phone, codename "London." London has been ...... 11 Dec 2012 - 4 comments
Nokia wins patent case against RIM
Nokia wins patent case against RIM
RIM has lost a patent case against Nokia and will have to reach a new royalties deal or potentially have the sale of their devices halted. ...... 28 Nov 2012
RIM announces BB10 launch event for January 30th
RIM announces BB10 launch event for January 30th
RIM has announced an official BlackBerry 10 event for January 30th. The company will launch the long-delayed mobile operating system on that ...... 12 Nov 2012 - 5 comments
Analyst: BlackBerry 10 already DOA
Analyst: BlackBerry 10 already DOA
Pacific Crest analyst James Faucette has noted to his clients that RIM's upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system is already DOA (dead on arrival), ...... 08 Nov 2012 - 5 comments
ICE federal agency to buy iPhones for 17,600 employees, snubbing BlackBerry
ICE federal agency to buy iPhones for 17,600 employees, snubbing BlackBerry
BlackBerry hurting as federal agency to spend $2.1 million on switching to iPhones. These are not good days for Research in Motion (RIM) ...... 22 Oct 2012 - 5 comments
RIM sees surprising growth in subscribers
RIM sees surprising growth in subscribers
RIM announced a surprise jump in subscriber numbers this week, giving investors a little bit of hope before next year's launch of the BlackBerry ...... 26 Sep 2012 - 4 comments
RIM has another service disruption on iPhone launch date
RIM has another service disruption on iPhone launch date
RIM saw another major service disruption today, although this time it was contained to Europe and Africa. Users with Vodafone as a carrier ...... 22 Sep 2012
RIM: Canadian carriers love BlackBerry 10
RIM: Canadian carriers love BlackBerry 10
RIM's upcoming BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system, which is the company's last chance to get back to relevancy in the smartphone world, is ...... 27 Aug 2012 - 6 comments
Report: IBM looking into buying RIM's enterprise business
Report: IBM looking into buying RIM's enterprise business
Bloomberg has reported today that IBM has "informally" approached RIM about potentially acquiring its enterprise services unit. Despite the ...... 10 Aug 2012 - 3 comments
RIM launches new PlayBook with 4G
RIM launches new PlayBook with 4G
In a move that is destined to fail, RIM unveiled an upgraded version of its BlackBerry PlayBook, one that has 4G data support. "We're excited ...... 03 Aug 2012 - 16 comments
ITC tosses out Kodak patent case against RIM, Apple
ITC tosses out Kodak patent case against RIM, Apple
In January 2010, Kodak sued both companies seeking an import ban on BlackBerrys and iPhones from the International Trade Commission (ITC). It ...... 23 Jul 2012
RIM to pay $147 million after losing patent suit
RIM to pay $147 million after losing patent suit
Struggling smartphone maker RIM will have to pay $147 million in damages after losing a patent suit to Mformation Technologies. The jury ...... 15 Jul 2012 - 5 comments
RIM will need to spend $1 billion to launch BB10
RIM will need to spend $1 billion to launch BB10
RIM, struggling to survive in the ever-evolving mobile market, will need to spend a significant sum to make sure their upcoming BlackBerry 10 ...... 09 Jul 2012 - 3 comments
RIM roadmap shows five BB10 devices for 2013
RIM roadmap shows five BB10 devices for 2013
According to a leaked roadmap, RIM has 5 devices planned for 2013. Each of the new devices will run on RIM's BlackBerry 10 operating system, ...... 03 Jul 2012 - 3 comments
They had a good run, but it's time to say goodnight to RIM
They had a good run, but it's time to say goodnight to RIM
Dying smartphone maker Research in Motion (RIM) has posted their latest quarterly earnings today, and unsurprisingly they were horrendous. ...... 28 Jun 2012 - 5 comments
RIM to split its business in two?
RIM to split its business in two?
According to the UK's Sunday Times, RIM may be looking to split its business to stay alive. RIM could separate its handset manufacturing ...... 24 Jun 2012 - 2 comments
Report: Facebook will buy Nokia to create 'FacePhone'
Report: Facebook will buy Nokia to create 'FacePhone'
Last week we reported on Facebook hiring former Apple engineers in an effort to begin creating their own smartphone. Today, Paul Amsellem, ...... 30 May 2012 - 10 comments
RIM to lay off 2000 employees?
RIM to lay off 2000 employees?
Struggling smartphone maker RIM is said to be planning a restructuring that will cause 2000 employees to be laid off. The company has only ...... 28 May 2012 - 5 comments
ITC: Apple, RIM not violating Kodak patent
ITC: Apple, RIM not violating Kodak patent
ITC judge sides with Apple, RIM. Kodak sued both companies in January 2010, and sought an import ban on BlackBerrys and iPhones from the ...... 23 May 2012
Nokia sues HTC, RIM and Viewsonic
Nokia sues HTC, RIM and Viewsonic
Nokia jumps into worldwide patent brawl. The Finnish handset maker has targeted HTC, Blackberry-maker RIM and Viewsonic for failing to pay ...... 04 May 2012 - 2 comments
RIM hires firms for potential asset sale
RIM hires firms for potential asset sale
RIM has hired two firms this week to take care of a restructuring plan that will likely include asset sales. Additionally, the BlackBerry ...... 22 Apr 2012
Oracle once considered buying RIM or Palm to build its own smartphone
Oracle once considered buying RIM or Palm to build its own smartphone
Oracle considered building its own smartphone in 2009 and would have purchased either Palm or RIM to do so. The shocking news came out today ...... 18 Apr 2012 - 1 comment
Rumor: Microsoft wants to buy stake in RIM
Rumor: Microsoft wants to buy stake in RIM
The rumor lived and died last year, but it has resurfaced today; Microsoft is looking into buying a stake of Research in Motion. Today's ...... 11 Apr 2012
RIM to block sideloading apps to stop piracy
RIM to block sideloading apps to stop piracy
RIM will soon remove the ability to sideload apps on the BlackBerry Playbook in an effort to block piracy. The future firmware update to ...... 10 Apr 2012 - 10 comments
Dr. Nono Pearson offers to buy RIM assets
Dr. Nono Pearson offers to buy RIM assets
A company called United Vision Marketing Firm has offered to acquire struggling BlackBerry maker RIM. Dr. Nono Pearson (pictured), a former ...... 05 Apr 2012 - 4 comments
RIM is dead, declares analyst
RIM is dead, declares analyst
In an interview today with CNBC, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster has said he believes RIM is "going out of business." The analyst was ...... 03 Apr 2012 - 14 comments
RIM denies it is leaving the consumer market
RIM denies it is leaving the consumer market
RIM has denied the multiple reports that it is planning to leave the consumer smartphone market. Following horrendous earnings from the one-time ...... 31 Mar 2012 - 6 comments
RIM giving new BlackBerry prototypes to devs in May
RIM giving new BlackBerry prototypes to devs in May
Research In Motion has announced that it will be giving developers prototypes of its new BlackBerry devices starting in early May. 2000 BlackBerry ...... 25 Mar 2012
J.D. Powers: Nokia, RIM lowest in consumer satisfaction
J.D. Powers: Nokia, RIM lowest in consumer satisfaction
J.D. Powers and Associates has released their latest smartphone satisfaction ratings, based on a survey of over 7000 smartphone owners. The ...... 16 Mar 2012 - 1 comment
RIM drops price of PlayBook tablet
RIM drops price of PlayBook tablet
RIM has dropped the price of their PlayBook tablet, again, actually bringing the device down to a price where buyers may step up and purchase it. ...... 05 Feb 2012 - 7 comments
RIM co-founder loses control in management shakeup
RIM co-founder loses control in management shakeup
In the wake of declining market share and serious criticism about a lack of oversight from the board of directors, Research In Motion (RIM) ...... 23 Jan 2012 - 4 comments
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