All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘RIM’

Facebook For BlackBerry Gets Expanded BBM Integration

RIM is launching its new BlackBerry 10 handsets in January, but the company hasn’t forgotten its faithful customers that are using its older handsets. In recognition of their loyalty, RIM has updated its BlackBerry Facebook app. Facebook for BlackBerry has been upgraded to version 3.3, and it comes with a number of new features like expanded BlackBerry Messenger integration and …

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BlackBerry Ditched by U.S. National Transportation Safety Board

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is looking to replace all of its BlackBerry devices with iPhone 5’s. The agency posted a notice to the Federal Business Opportunities website seeking firms that can handle the the transfer of the agency’s devices. The NTSB stated that the switch away from BlackBerry was due to the devices “failing both at inopportune …

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BlackBerry 10 Is Set To Launch On January 30

RIM is in a bad place, and the company’s last hope lies in BlackBerry 10. It seemed strange then that the company would delay the launch until after the holidays when most consumers are buying new phones. Even then, we were left with an ambiguous early 2013 launch window, but now we know that BB10 will be out before the …

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RIM, HTC Losing Big Worldwide, Shows Analyst

It’s widely known that RIM, HTC, and Nokia are in trouble in U.S. cell phone markets. As Samsung consolidates its power over the Android smartphone market, it isn’t leaving much room for another Apple competitor. It’s sometimes said that even though this is the case, other handset manufacturers have a good chance at propping up their profits by focusing on …

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Analyst Predicts BlackBerry 10 Will Be ‘DOA’

BlackBerry 10 is going to turn everything around for RIM. It’s going to propel the beleaguered smartphone manufacturer back into relevancy. At least, that the story that RIM’s executives would have you believe. The truth is that we don’t know exactly how the market is going to react to the launch of BlackBerry 10 early next year. One analyst isn’t …

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BlackBerry 10 Is Now Being Tested At Over 50 Carriers

RIM is still on track to release BlackBerry 10 early next year. The mobile OS needs to be a hit, or RIM won’t be around for much longer. We won’t know the consumer reaction to the new BlackBerry handsets until early next year, but RIM says that carriers are already excited. In a statement sent to CNET, RIM CEO Thorsten …

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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 Post reports that a DOD document shows it plans to hire a contractor to manage “at least 162,500″ Android and …

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BlackBerry Loses Another Large U.S. Company

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 Yahoo employees to use the same types of phones that their users do. Employees could choose top-tier Android, iOS, and …

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Twitter For BlackBerry Updated To Version 3.2

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 to release updates for their current line of BlackBerry smartphones. The latest update is especially nice for the social media …

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RIM Releases BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 Update

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 2 million units. The tablet does have its fans though and RIM is continuing to take care of them. The …

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RIM Not Worth Buying or Splitting Up, Says Analyst

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 on its upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS, but the software and accompanying phones won’t hit store shelves until next year, well …

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Apple, Google Continue to Take Market Share From RIM

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 runs on 52.2% of U.S. smartphones as of July 2012, up from 50.8% in April of this year. Apple’s iOS …

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