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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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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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RIM Giving Developers Next BlackBerry In May

Poor RIM, they have been nothing but down lately. The company is hoping to make a turnaround in a big way with their new handset release. Developers will find out before anybody else if their new product could truly turn the company’s fortunes around. Bloomberg is reporting that developers will be receiving RIM BlackBerry prototypes in May. About 2,000 of …

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Apple Beats BlackBerry In RIM’s Backyard

In the years since Apple first unveiled the iPhone in 2007, things have been getting steadily worse for Research In Motion, the makers of the once-ubiquitous BlackBerry line of smartphones. As the iPhone and Android-based smartphones have become more popular, BlackBerry has long considerable ground in the market in which it once held near-absolute hegemony. There has always been one …

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RIM, Samsung Sued For Emoticon Patent Infringement

Samsung and Research In Motion have been sued in federal court for violating a patent owned by Varia Holdings, LLC. The patent covers an “emoticon input method and apparatus.” The suits were filed separately on March 15th. Both are in U.S. District Court. The Samsung case is in the southern district of New York, while the RIM case is in …

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What About BlackBerry Mobile Device Management?

Research in Motion (RIM) has released a statement regarding their mobile device management solutions and where the company is headed in general. They seek to inform their consumers that they aren’t out of the game, but adapting and providing new services that better suit the needs of enterprise clients today. In the following statement they address their current BlackBerry Enterprise …

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Judges Say No To “CrackBerry”!

Some Good news for BlackBerry branded product makers Research in Motion (RIM), the Trademark and trial appeal board has ruled that a gadget site cannot trademark the name, “CrackBerry”. Apparently, RIM requested that the trademark not be granted after the interested party argued its case based on a past dog toy maker who won the rights to use “Chewy Vuitton,” …

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