All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Blackberry’

Apple Hits 65% of the Smartphone Market as RIM Continues to Sink

Net Market Share, a market share analytics site run by the analytics company Net Applications, today released the results of its June 2012 market share research for mobile and tablet operating systems. From the looks of things, Apple is still on the rise with no signs of slowing down, while Research in Motion (RIM) is continuing to sink towards its …

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Apparently, Steve Jobs Killed RIM with an Apple Crack Pipe and a Drive-By

Confirming widespread expectations of a bleak earnings report, BlackBerry makers Research in Motion released their Q1 financials last Thursday. The really bad news came mainly in two announcements. Financially, RIM reported a net GAAP loss of $518 on $2.8 billion in revenues. RIM also announced that the launch of BlackBerry 10 is being pushed to 2013. In short, it was …

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RIM’s Q1 2013 Financials and Delay of Blackberry Ten

Research in Motion just released their first quarter fiscal 2013 results for the three month period ending June 2nd. As you might have expected, the news is not great and it truly reflects their struggle to stay afloat in the extremely competitive smartphone marketplace. The big news from the release is the push back of the BlackBerry 10 release. While …

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RIM’s Earnings Report Expected To Be Bleak

Research in Motion, makers of the once-might BlackBerry smartphone platform, has found itself in an increasingly bad situation over the last few years. Poor product performance and a string of bad business decisions – including failing to take the threat posed by the iPhone and Android seriously – have left RIM in dire straights. What’s more, it doesn’t look like …

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BlackBerry Users Can Finally Snag The All New Foursquare

Earlier this month, after a week-long teaser period, Foursquare finally unveiled “All New Foursquare” (#allnew4sq) for iOS and Android. Today, they’re announcing that the new version (v.5.0) is now available to download on BlackBerry. Like the iOS and Android apps, the new Foursquare looks quite different from the previous version. BlackBerry users will now see three main tabs at the …

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Spotify Polishes The Brass On RIM’s Titanic

With everyone speculating about the outcome of Apple’s WWDC, watching Samsung’s Galaxy S III succeed, and awaiting Google I/O this week, it would be fairly easy to over look the fact that Spotify has been officially released for Blackberry. The app, which is available for BlackBerry phones from 8520 and up, is a cloud music player that operates on a …

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RIM To Be Split Up And Sold Off In Pieces?

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion may be looking to split itself up and sell off some, if not all, of the pieces. The company would divide into at least two divisions – handsets and software services (i.e., BlackBerry Messenger). The handset business would be the first on the block. RIM could then license the BlackBerry Messenger service to other companies, …

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BlackBerry 10 Won’t Have a Physical Keyboard

While RIM’s newest version of the BlackBerry won’t be ready until sometime later this year, they have confirmed that BlackBerry 10 won’t actually have a physical keyboard. While versions of the BlackBerry 10 operating systems will be available on devices with a physical keyboard at a later date, RIM spokesperson Rebecca Freiburger verified it is not part of the design …

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RIM Trims the Fat with Substantial Job Cuts as they Struggle to Stay in Business

Research in Motion (RIM) has been struggling for awhile, and has definitely lost its foothold in the marketplace giving way to increasingly popular iOS and Android devices. While their BlackBerry line was once considered an enterprise communication standard, they are now struggling just to stay in business. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday, that RIM has already been proactive in …

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BlackBerry Manufacturer Celestica To Wind Down Production As RIM Reorganizes

Celestica, one of the main manufacturing partners responsible for Research In Motion’s BlackBerry devices, has announced that they will wind down production of the devices by the end of the year. The changes are coming as the struggling RIM is in the midst of changing its focus and supply chain strategy. Toronto-based Celestica has been one of the primary makers …

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RIM’s Former CEOs Get $12 Million Payout For Leaving

Back in January Research In Motion – the struggling makers of the BlackBerry smartphone platform – appointed Thorsten Heins as the company’s new president and CEO. Heins replaced former co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis. As part of that succession plan – reportedly proposed by Balsillie and Lazaridis themselves – Balsillie retained a seat on RIM’s board while Lazaridis became …

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RIM Pulls Plug On 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion appears to have discontinued the 16GB version of their PlayBook tablet, according to recent reports. Though nothing is certain yet, it appears that recent price cuts on the PlayBook have drastically reduced the 16GB PlayBook’s profit margins, to the point that RIM is barely making any profits at all from the sale of the device. …

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