BLACKBERRY 10

January 30th, 2013

Updated: Blackberry 10 Officially Unveiled

The company formerly  known as Research in Motion launched the Blackberry 10 Wednesday morning, the device it hopes will revitalize the company and save its ailing brand. “We have definitely been on a journey of transformation, a journey to not only transform our business and our brand, but one which I truly believe will transform mobile [...]

January 30th, 2013

Quick Note: RIM is No More. Long Live BlackBerry

During today’s BB10 press conference, Canada-based Research in Motion announced their name is officially changing to “BlackBerry”. Moving RIM into the future is a titanic task and according to RIM’s CEO Thorsten Heins, the first step will be a complete reimaging of the company, starting with its name. Citing their new  “ One Brand, One [...]

January 28th, 2013

Blackberry 10 to Offer Music, Movies, and TV

Research in Motion announced today that it plans to offer an app and media store to rival iTunes with the release of Blackberry 10. “Music and video content is an integral part of a rich mobile experience. People want easy and convenient access to their favorite music, movies and TV shows wherever they are,” said [...]

August 15th, 2012

Carriers Get First Preview of BB10

RIM’s first step in bringing Blackberry 10 to market is to bring carriers on board, after all a potentially impressive smartphone is of negligible utility value should no major carrier support it. To get carriers on board, RIM’s chief executive Thorsten Heins held a closed door meeting in New York to give carriers a taste [...]

July 10th, 2012

At the RIM Annual General Meeting, an Air of Uncertainty

The applause flowed following question after question; the applauding wasn’t a reception for a thoughtful, insightful, or clever answer from the lot of executives gathered on stage but rather served as a barometer of the spitefulness of the question asked. A shareholder who took the microphone near the stage wished the CEO well, but remained [...]

May 3rd, 2012

Blackberry World Conference Wrap: Is Blackberry 10 RIM’s Saviour?

As Research in Motion prepares for what could be its final battle against Apple and Android with Blackberry 10, the company’s stock price has slipped to a level not seen since December 2003 because of mixed reaction to RIM’s offerings at the Blackberry World conference. RIM’s shares lost approximately 5% of its value during in [...]