All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Blackberry’

BlackBerry Curve 9220 Comes To India

Research In Motion has launched the BlackBerry Curve 9220 in India, the company announced today. The Cuvre 9220 is meant to be an affordable and easy-to-use option for Indian customers who want a BlackBerry. The Curve 9220 will hit stores in India on Thursday, April 19th. It features BlackBerry OS 7.1 with significant social media integration. Twitter and Facebook apps …

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RIM May Hire A Financial Adviser To Help Solve Its Problems

Research In Motion, the long-suffering maker of the BlackBerry smartphone platform, is reportedly looking into hiring a financial adviser to help it navigate out of its current troubles. Late last month the company released its fourth quarter earnings report, and the news was pretty grim. Revenue for for the quarter was down 19% from the third quarter, and 25% from …

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RIM Exec Clarifies Claims About PlayBook Sideloading

Last week on Twitter Alec Saunders, Vice President of Developer Relations for RIM, stirred up some controversy with statements about future support for sideloading in the next version of the BlackBerry PlayBook operating system. In case you’re not familiar, sideloading is the ability to load apps onto a device without going through an official app market. It’s a feature of …

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Infographic Compares App Store Figures

Key Comparisons: iTunes is by far the most profitable platform in terms of apps sold. Google Play has nearly as many apps, but over 79% of them have been downloaded less than a hundred times. only 4.6% have been downloaded over 1,000 times Apple’s App Store grew 44%, Google Play grew 127% Blackberry Developers make 40% more profit than Android …

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BlackBerry Still U.S. Government’s First Choice

Politicians and their aides will have to wait a little while longer to blend in with the cool kids. Even though several high profile clients have dropped BlackBerry as the company-issue phone, the U.S. government has pledged to hold on to their BlackBerry devices. In other words, no Androids or iPhones for Congress or the White House just yet. Even …

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RIM Losing More Execs Following Poor Earnings Report

Late last month Research In Motion, makers of BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, announced the departure of several of their top executives following a dismal earnings report. Former co-CEO Jim Balsillie left his position on RIM’s board, while CTO David Yach retired and COO Jim Roan “has decided to pursue other interests.” Now it seems that Balsillie, Yach, and Rowan were …

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BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Brings BlackBerry Security Features To iOS, Android

Last year we brought you news that RIM was developing BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, a software solution that brings BlackBerry-stye device and software management to iOS and Android phones. There was little information at the time on when BlackBerry Mobile Fusion would be getting a public release. Today, though, RIM announced that the software is finally available. Despite RIM’s ongoing struggles …

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Twitter For BlackBerry Upgrade Integrates BBM, Makes Sharing Links Easier

Today, the Twitter for BlackBerry app gets an upgrade. Version 3.0 is now available to download at the BlackBerry app world for device software 5.0 and above. Probably the biggest thing to come with this update is the new connection with BlackBerry Messenger. Now, BBM users can easily share their last tweet as their personal BBM message. Additionally, users can …

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The Rise and Fall of RIM [Infographic]

When Research In Motion, onetime king of the smartphone mountain, released its 2011 fourth quarter earnings report last week, things didn’t look good for the company. Along with the release of the earnings report came an announcement that the company would be rethinking its strategy, with a focus on appealing to the enterprise market, where it still has a small …

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RIM Insists They Are Not Abandoning Consumer Market

RIM has issued a statement insisting it is not exiting the consumer smartphone market, despite reports from numerous media outlets. When RIM’s earnings report for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011 was published yesterday, it painted a bleak picture of the once-mighty smartphone maker. Revenues for the fourth quarter were down 19% from where they were in the third …

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RIM Will Abandon The Consumer Market, Focus On Enterprise

As we told you yesterday, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion released its earnings report for the fourth quarter of the 2011 fiscal year, and the news was not good. The company, which stood unchallenged at the top of the smartphone market just five years ago, reported a 19% drop in revenue for the quarter, a 7% drop for the year, …

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RIM Earnings Released: Q4 Revenue Down 25%, Full-Year Down 7%

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) just released its fourth quarter and year-end of fiscal 2012 earnings. For Q4, the company reported a 19% drop in revenue from $5.2 billion in the third quarter to $4.2 billion. That’s also down 25% from $5.6 billion in the year-ago quarter. The company shipped 11.1 million BlackBerry smartphones and over 500,000 BlackBerry PlayBook …

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