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

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

RIM’s Q1 2013 Financials and Delay of Blackberry Ten 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 …

RIM’s Earnings Report Expected To Be Bleak RIM’s Earnings Report Expected To Be Bleak
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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 …

Spotify Polishes The Brass On RIM’s Titanic 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 …

RIM To Be Split Up And Sold Off In Pieces? 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 …

BlackBerry 10 Won’t Have a Physical Keyboard BlackBerry 10 Won’t Have a Physical Keyboard
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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 …

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

Former AT&T Employee Pleads Guilty To Insider Trading Former AT&T Employee Pleads Guilty To Insider Trading
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A former employee of AT&T has confessed to participating in a network of experts who obtained corporate secrets and passed them along to investors. According to a report this afternoon from Reuters, Alnoor Ebrahim plead guilty to a single count …

BlackBerry Manufacturer Celestica To Wind Down Production As RIM Reorganizes BlackBerry Manufacturer Celestica To Wind Down Production As RIM Reorganizes
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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 …

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

RIM Pulls Plug On 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook RIM Pulls Plug On 16GB BlackBerry PlayBook
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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 …

RIM Facing Patent Lawsuit As Stock Woes Continue RIM Facing Patent Lawsuit As Stock Woes Continue
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Research In Motion, makers of the once-ubiquitous BlackBerry smartphone, can’t seem to catch a break lately. They continue to hemorrhage market share to iOS and Android, and their stock recently tumbled below the $10 mark for the first time in …

RIM’s $10 Stock: Lowest Price in Nearly a Decade RIM’s $10 Stock: Lowest Price in Nearly a Decade
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With the release of the new BlackBerry 10 looming in the distance, Research in Motion (RIM) is struggling to keep its head above water. Shares of the company are presently trading at about $9.70, which is almost the lowest price …

RIM’s Business is in Trouble at BlackBerry 10 Launch RIM’s Business is in Trouble at BlackBerry 10 Launch

Research in Motion says their business is in trouble and they expect to incur big losses throughout the rest of 2012. This news comes just as they are about to release BlackBerry 10. On June 2nd, RIM will be revealing …

Android Making Gains Overseas Android Making Gains Overseas

Data from Kantar WorldPanel has shown that Google’s Android OS has been making gains in the first quarter in seven major markets, including Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States. In Italy and Spain, Android popularity more …

RIM Appoints New Operating and Marketing Leadership RIM Appoints New Operating and Marketing Leadership

Research In Motion (RIM) announced today that it has hired a new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Kristian Tear will take over former COO Jim Roan’s position and Frank Boulben has been named the new CMO. …

RIM’s “Wake Up” Campaign Reaches A Stirring Anti-Climax RIM’s “Wake Up” Campaign Reaches A Stirring Anti-Climax

You may remember the peculiar “WAKE UP” marketing stunt pulled by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion about a week ago in Australia. If not, here’s a quick refresher: a big black bus emblazoned with the phrase “WAKE UP” on the …

Nielsen Takes a Look at Smartphone Demographics Nielsen Takes a Look at Smartphone Demographics
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Over at the Nielsenwire blog today, Nielsen highlighted some of the results from its recent Mobile Insights report for the first quarter of 2012. Included is information on how each of the smartphone operating systems are performing and a look …

Apple, Samsung Take 99% Of Mobile Phone Profits Apple, Samsung Take 99% Of Mobile Phone Profits
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There’s been a lot of discussion lately of who the top smartphone maker is. In the previous quarter Samsung became both the top smartphone maker and the top mobile phone maker overall in the previous quarter, all three of the …

BlackBerry 10 Camera Lets Users Turn Back Time BlackBerry 10 Camera Lets Users Turn Back Time
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Instead of being excited for the most advanced BlackBerry phone ever revealed, the tech press greeted the BlackBerry 10 with a collective “meh,” and proceeded to speculate as to whether the phone was enough to save the company from death …