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RIM Faces Lawsuit Over BlackBerry Outage RIM Faces Lawsuit Over BlackBerry Outage
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Remember that 4 day outage that left BlackBerry owners all over the world without BlackBerry Messenger, email and in some cases, web browsing? Did you think that it was over when RIM apologized and threw free apps at the affected …

NewBay Officially Acquired by RIM NewBay Officially Acquired by RIM

Earlier this month, there were reports that Research in Motion, makers of BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, had acquired Irish Software firm NewBay for $100 million. RIM finally confirmed the acquisition (though terms weren’t officially disclosed) in a blog post this …

Did the BlackBerry Outage Save Lives? Did the BlackBerry Outage Save Lives?
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Last week BlackBerry users from across the globe experienced outages with their service. Some of the reported problems included: accessing the web, using BlackBerry messenger, roaming in Europe, and even accessing their email. It was later found out that a …

Blackberry Apologizes For Outage With Free Apps Blackberry Apologizes For Outage With Free Apps
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Last week, Blackberry suffered service outages that affected millions of users all across the globe. Unsurprisingly, people found this to be anywhere from a minor to a significant annoyance – as functionality was affected in different ways for different people. …

BlackBerry Outage Persists But Is Improving, CEO Issues Apology BlackBerry Outage Persists But Is Improving, CEO Issues Apology
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BlackBerry Services are beginning to be restored in countries around the world following an outage that began in Europe and The Middle East and by Wednesday had spread to the Americas. BlackBerry users all around the world have had problems …

BlackBerry Services Down For North American Users BlackBerry Services Down For North American Users
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A disruption that has been going on for three days now has spread from Europe and the Middle East to North America today, as users are experiencing problems with many BlackBerry services. On Monday, European, Middle Eastern and African users …

BlackBerry Services Down For Some Users BlackBerry Services Down For Some Users
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BlackBerry users throughout Europe, the Middle East and parts of Africa have been experiencing problems with their service since early this morning. It looks like the problems that people are having involve accessing the web, BlackBerry messenger and roaming in …

NewBay, a Cloud Software Provider, Reportedly Acquired by RIM NewBay, a Cloud Software Provider, Reportedly Acquired by RIM

According to reports, Research in Motion, which makes BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, has acquired Irish software firm NewBay for $100 million. The Irish Times reports that NewBay staff were informed about the deal yesterday, and that “It is understood that …

Twitter, Facebook And RIM Stand Against Social Media Bans in England Twitter, Facebook And RIM Stand Against Social Media Bans in England
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Shortly after the London/British riots began to subside, British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed banning the technologies that drive social networking platforms like Twitter and Facebook, as well as Blackberry’s instant messaging program. Now, the request did not include a …

Android Apps on BlackBerry Phones? Android Apps on BlackBerry Phones?

Bloomberg is reporting that RIM intends to enable future models of its BlackBerry devices to run Android apps, and that such devices would be introduced in early 2012. The report, citing “people familiar with the plan” says this is designed …

BlackBerry Blog Hacked After RIM Cooperates with Authorities BlackBerry Blog Hacked After RIM Cooperates with Authorities
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RIM’s official BlackBerry blog Inside Blackberry is currently down, after being hacked by a group going by the name TeaMp0isoN. The reason? Well, BlackBerry Messenger, was interestingly the communication channel of choice among rioters, apparently, and RIM indicated that it …

RIM Restructures, Cuts 2,000 Jobs RIM Restructures, Cuts 2,000 Jobs

RIM (Research in Motion), makers of BlackBerry, announced some new management changes and job cuts today, or as the company calls it, a new “cost optimization program”. The program was actually first mentioned back in mid-June. First, the management changes. …

RIM Acquires Mobile Gaming Company Scoreloop

RIM has acquired mobile gaming company Scoreloop for an undisclosed amount. RIM says on the BlackBerry Blog: Today we are pleased to announce that Scoreloop has joined Research In Motion (RIM). We’re excited that the Scoreloop team is joining the …

Facebook for BlackBerry Gets New Features Facebook for BlackBerry Gets New Features
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RIM announced today that Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones has some new features. These come in the third beta release. New features include Wi-Fi support, the ability to delete comments and posts, and a new prompt that appears before you delete …

Will Bing Catch Google? Will Bing Catch Google?
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced today that Bing will be the default search on all BlackBerry devices – not only for the web, but at the OS level. Can Bing catch Google in search market share? Tell us what you …

BlackBerry 7, Playbook Facebook App, Voice Chat, New Bolds, Enterprise Improvements, and More From RIM BlackBerry 7, Playbook Facebook App, Voice Chat, New Bolds, Enterprise Improvements, and More From RIM
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Research in Motion (RIM) followed up last week’s announcement of the Tungle acquisition with a slew of announcements today. Let’s just take them one-by-one. 1. BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 Availability for More Corporate Phone Systems RIM announced that BlackBerry …

RIM Buys Tungle, a Calendar Service RIM Buys Tungle, a Calendar Service

BlackBerry makers Research in Motion (RIM) have acquired Tungle for an undisclosed sum. Tungle is a cloud-based calendar and scheduling service, which works with Google, Yahoo, Facebook, TripIt, Plancast, Outlook, iCal, LotusNotes, LotusLive, and WindowsLive. RIM VP, Collaboration and Social …

RIM Can Weather the Initial PlayBook Storm RIM Can Weather the Initial PlayBook Storm
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While RIM’s PlayBook is late to market, and is receiving a range of positive to negative reviews, RIM has the benefit of a large and loyal user base. Don’t underestimate PlayBook interest in you enterprise just yet. Apple extends iPads …

BlackBerry PlayBook In Stores Today BlackBerry PlayBook In Stores Today
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Research in Motion is now officially in the tablet business, as its Playbook hits stores today in the U.S. and Canada. The new 7-inch tablet will look to compete in a world dominated by the iPad, whose launch weekend saw …

Google Android Top Smartphone Platform In U.S.
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For the three month average period ending in January, 234 million Americans used mobile devices, according to a new report from comScore. Samsung was the top handset maker with 24.9 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers, up 0.7 percent from the …

RIM’s Risky Bet With BBM For Non-BlackBerry Devices
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Research in Motion (RIM) is planning to make its popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) available on Android and iOS platforms. What’s RIM thinking, and how will a cross-platform BBM impact your enterprise? BBM offers immediate gratification and exclusivity While RIM made …