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iPhone, Android Embraced at Department of Defense iPhone, Android Embraced at Department of Defense

In yet another blow to RIM’s formerly solid hold on security-minded enterprise and government clients, the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) will soon allow some employees to use iOS and Android devices in the course of their duties. The Washington …

BlackBerry Loses Another Large U.S. Company BlackBerry Loses Another Large U.S. Company
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Last month, new Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer sent an email to all Yahoo employees informing them that they would be getting a free smartphone. There was only one catch: the device could not be a BlackBerry. The idea was for …

Twitter For BlackBerry Updated To Version 3.2 Twitter For BlackBerry Updated To Version 3.2
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RIM is betting their future on the success of BlackBerry 10 early next year. Such a focus on the future might leave a company’s current customers on the back burner. RIM doesn’t see it that way, however, as they continue …

RIM Releases BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 Update RIM Releases BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 Update
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The BlackBerry PlayBook is the underdog of the tablet world. It wasn’t so hot at launch, but later updates to the software got a lot of things right. Unfortunately for RIM, the tablet has only managed shipped a little under …

RIM Not Worth Buying or Splitting Up, Says Analyst RIM Not Worth Buying or Splitting Up, Says Analyst
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Although RIM impressed investors by not losing quite as much money this past quarter as was predicted, the company is still hemorrhaging its U.S. smartphone market share to Apple and Google and losing money. The company is banking its fortunes …

Apple, Google Continue to Take Market Share From RIM Apple, Google Continue to Take Market Share From RIM
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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The latest ComScore numbers are out, and it appears that Google and Apple are still draining away RIM’s market share in the smartphone market. The numbers estimate that Google’s Android software now …

Why Didn’t RIM Show This BlackBerry 10 Promo Video? Why Didn’t RIM Show This BlackBerry 10 Promo Video?

RIM’s big BlackBerry developers event has come and gone. We know a few of the new features coming in BlackBerry 10, but we only saw what RIM wanted us to see. What about other features that may have been overlooked, …

REO BlackBerry Is Going To Keep On Loving Developers REO BlackBerry Is Going To Keep On Loving Developers

RIM isn’t doing so hot with BlackBerry. BlackBerry 10 has some great new features, but most of them have already been seen on other platforms before. We don’t know which direction the market will turn next year, but things are …

RIM Announces New Features For BlackBerry 10 RIM Announces New Features For BlackBerry 10

Today marked the start of the BlackBerry Jam developers’ conference. This is the failing company’s last big chance to remain relevant in the smartphone world. It also marks the first public unveiling of BlackBerry 10, the company’s new smartphone operating …

RIM Expected To Announce Zero Growth Later This Week RIM Expected To Announce Zero Growth Later This Week

Maybe you’ve heard, RIM isn’t doing so hot these days. Apple was able to sell 5 million iPhone 5 devices in a weekend, and RIM can only sell 8 million BlackBerry devices in a little under a year. Despite the …

BlackBerry 10 Smartphone Images Leaked Ahead Of RIM Event BlackBerry 10 Smartphone Images Leaked Ahead Of RIM Event
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RIM is banking everything on the launch of BlackBerry 10. This is the device that will get them back in the game. The first BlackBerry 10 smartphone might be revealed next week, but a recent leak may have given us …

Microsoft Licenses A Load Of exFAT Patents To RIM Microsoft Licenses A Load Of exFAT Patents To RIM

Microsoft has gotten its hands dirty in a few patent lawsuits, but the company largely prefers to license their technologies to other companies for a handy profit. That’s what the company just did today in their latest licensing agreement with …

Yahoo Gives Employees Smartphones, But Not Blackberrys Yahoo Gives Employees Smartphones, But Not Blackberrys

Poor RIM. Even in the enterprise space, where the company’s secure OS has managed to keep them relevant, companies in-the-know are beginning to come around to the idea that iPhone and Android smartphones can be used for business. It seems …

Facebook For BlackBerry Gets An Upgrade Facebook For BlackBerry Gets An Upgrade

The Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones app got a new update with some aesthetic improvements, as well as birthday and event-related enhancements. “One of the first differences you’ll notice in the upgraded version is updated icons,” says RIM in a blog …

Windows Phone to Overtake BlackBerry by Thanksgiving Windows Phone to Overtake BlackBerry by Thanksgiving

While Windows Phone OS appears to be gaining a little traction in the smartphone market, BlackBerry OS usage is taking a nosedive, and has been for some time. A report by WMPoweruser, an independent Windows Phone enthusiast community, this weekend …

3,000 RIM Layoffs Coming Next Week 3,000 RIM Layoffs Coming Next Week
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Today it was revealed that Research in Motion (RIM), the company behind the BlackBerry line of products, will be laying off 3,000 employees starting next week. Boy Genius Report (BGR) cites unnamed source in its report, which states the layoffs …

RIM Escapes $150 Million Patent Penalty RIM Escapes $150 Million Patent Penalty

The judge presiding over a patent lawsuit involving RIM has saved the company from having to pay the nearly $150 million verdict handed down by a jury last month. That verdict was the result of a lawsuit filed against RIM …

RIM Might License BlackBerry 10 To Multiple Handset Manufacturers RIM Might License BlackBerry 10 To Multiple Handset Manufacturers
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RIM is pretty much up sh*t creek without a paddle. In fact, they don’t even have a boat. They’re knee deep in the stuff and they need to find a way out. The company is banking all their hopes and …

Telefonica Joins Forces with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and RIM Telefonica Joins Forces with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and RIM
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Today, Telefonica Digital announced a new deal with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and RIM. The deal is a great opportunity for the companies involved to better monetize mobile content by incorporating payments into a user’s mobile phone bills. Telefonica, which is …

Ambitious RIM BlackBerry Product Roadmap Leaked Ambitious RIM BlackBerry Product Roadmap Leaked
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Research in Motion (RIM) recently delayed the release of the BlackBerry 10, surprising no one considering the number of employees it had to lay off in the spring. Today, though, it looks as if RIM still has a plan to …

RIM CEO Denies That His Company Is In A Death Spiral RIM CEO Denies That His Company Is In A Death Spiral
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To say that BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has been having a tough time lately would be to campaign for the Understatement of the Year Award. The fact is that by pretty much any standard you care to use, RIM …