BLACKBERRY

April 15th, 2013

Blackberry: Reports of High Z10 Return Rate ‘Absolutely False’

Blackberry is denying accusations by analysts that the return rate of its Z10 handset is higher than average and in some cases is higher than sales. Late last week analyst firms ITG and Detwiler Fenton wrote in notes to their clients that the sales of the new handset were “weak” and “anemic”. Detwiler Fenton analyst [...]

February 11th, 2013

Blackberry’s Creative Director Prefers her iPhone for Tweeting

“Started from the bottom now we’re here” may have been the anthem of Blackberry CEO Thorstein Heins after the successful Blackberry 10 launch last week, but when his creative director recites the same lyrics she does it from her iPhone. Blackberry Creative Director Alicia Keys tweeted the hook from Drake’s new diddy “Started from the [...]

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 [...]

December 12th, 2012

Shots Leak of Blackberry’s Upcoming London Smartphone

To hear The Media tell it, the fate of Canada rests on three things: Oil pipelines, fighter jets, and Research In Motion. The aging tech giant has become so fundamental to the Ontario economy that its newest phone, seen widely as its last chance at relevance, is a matter of national importance. Like Americans watching [...]

July 4th, 2012

Leaked Blackberry Roadmap Shows LTE Playbook Scheduled Before BB10

While Blackberry 10 has been delayed until next year, RIM isn’t sitting out on the sidelines entirely this fall. The company is planning on releasing a 4G LTE version its Blackberry Playbook sometime in Q4 of 2012. This is all according to a leaked roadmap as seen below that Blackberry OS obtained. Here are RIM’s plans [...]

June 28th, 2012

RIM’s Quarterly Update Shows a Company in Dire Straights

RIM’s quarterly report released late Thursday painted a stark and depressing picture of a former technology titan taking its last gasps of air. The embattled smartphone manufacturer said it had lost $518 million this quarter, or 99-cents a share. The company says revenue dropped by 33 per cent from the last quarter, to $2.8-billion; BlackBerry [...]

March 13th, 2012

To Save a Failing Tablet, RIM Releases a Keyboard

RIM’s Playbook has been an unmitigated disaster for the company, but the announcement this morning of a keyboard dock for the tablet may stop the Playbook from worsening into a catastrophe. The keyboard retails for $119.99, and can be ordered from http://www.shopblackberry.com. It includes a touchpad, and comes in at only 6mm thick. Curiously, the [...]

January 27th, 2012

It’s an iPad World. We Just Live in it.

Apple released their quarterly results earlier this week to the delight of their investors and dismay of their competitors. The theme of the results were clear: domination. Apple sells more tablets and smartphones than any of their competitors, and makes more money – to the tune of $13.06 billion – while doing it. What’s more [...]

January 24th, 2012

Despite a ‘Leaked’ Lineup and Executive Shakeup, RIM Can’t Sell Itself to Investors

Despite an executive shakeup on the weekend, and a ‘leaked’ roadmap for 2012 – 2013 posted on the Boy Genius Report, RIM’s share value continues to decline. During the Tuesday trading day RIM’s value dropped an additional 3% bringing the total loss since the company announced the executive changes to 12% (a decline of $2.07). [...]