BLACKBERRY

January 19th, 2012

Would Ottawa Allow a RIM Takeover?

The collapse of RIM’s stock price during the last year has made it the subject of takeover talks from a variety of market players — though some such as Samsung deny the charges – during the past few months. While rumours hold that the company’s CEOs are aggressivley pursuing potential suitors, and rejecting some, for [...]

January 4th, 2012

RIM May Shuffle Board

Embattled smartphone manufacturer Research in Motion may oust co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie as co-chairmen of the board by the end of the month, though may not necessarily strip them of their role as chief executive according to the Financial Post. RIM had a particularly difficult year in 2011 as the company faced lackluster [...]

October 20th, 2011

Mixed Reactions Emerge from Blackberry Developer’s Conference

The Blackberry Developer’s Conference, which wrapped up today in San Francisco, left many attendees and members of the press with mixed feelings about the future of RIM. CNET’s Jessica Dolcourt said in a post on the ‘Dialed-in’ blog that “RIM Blew it”, and argued that while RIM was afforded opportunity with this conference to re-energize [...]

August 3rd, 2011

RIM Launches New Blackberry OS 7 Powered Phones

Troubled smartphone manufacturer Research in Motion has announced five new Blackberry phones powered by the Blackberry 7 OS. Three of the models are refreshed versions of the Blackberry Torch, while the other two are updates to the Blackberry Bold line. The new Blackberry Torch 9810 has HSPA support, a slide out keyboard and touchscreen, 8GB of [...]

June 29th, 2011

RIM to Scrap 10 Inch Playbook, Refocus on Smartphones

The Financial Post and Forbes are reporting that Canadian smartphone maker RIM is planning to scrap the 10-inch version of the Playbook in favour of producing a new line of smartphones. These new smartphones from RIM will be powered by the QNX operating system, and will likely feature dual core chips. The response to the [...]

December 17th, 2009

RIM Experiences Massive Outage: Most BlackBerry Customers Affected

This morning, many Blackberry users woke up without the ability to send or receive emails over their network.  This is being caused my a massive outage at one of RIM’s main facilities.  According to representatives Hardware Canucks contacted at Telus, Bell and Rogers here in Canada, the outage is not only confined to Canada but could [...]