Post Tagged with: "Research in Motion"

BlackBerry Co-Founders May Return with Potential Bid

Could the way to save BlackBerry be by returning the company to its roots? That may be the case, as the two men who founded the company, then known as Research in Motion, back in 1984 are considering filing a bid for the struggling business. A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission reveals that [...]

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BlackBerry Faces Additional Layoffs While CEO Asks for Patience

BlackBerry is moving into damage control mode following the release of its disappointing quarterly financial results. At a shareholder meeting on Tuesday, CEO Thorsten Heins had to face investors unhappy with the company’s failure to turn a profit in the wake of the launch of its BB10 smartphones. Even worse, BlackBerry also expects to post [...]

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Home Depot Drops BlackBerry for Apple iPhone

BlackBerry hit a speed bump this week as Home Depot said it would be replacing executives’ BlackBerry smartphones with Apple iPhones. Shares of BlackBerry fell 3.8% following the news, which represents a setback for the company in its comeback bid. BlackBerry recently launched its new BlackBerry 10 operating system along with two devices, the touch-screen [...]

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BlackBerry Z10 Shows Strong Sales in Canada and UK

Although the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones won’t be available in the U.S. until March, sales in Canada and the UK are looking promising.  As the first of the smartphones running the BB10 operating system to hit the market, everyone’s watching to see how the Z10 performs. So far, sales are off to a good start, [...]

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Analysts Remain Unsure of BlackBerry’s Future

The industry is still talking about BlackBerry (the company formerly known as Research in Motion) and its unveiling of new smartphones this week. While the launch event went well, the future of the company is far from secure. Despite garnering buzz for the Z10 and Q10 smartphones running its new BlackBerry 10 operating system, the [...]

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Research in Motion Reinvents Itself with Launch of BlackBerry 10

Research in Motion made a splash on Wednesday with the unveiling of its new BlackBerry 10 operating system. The event also marked the end of the RIM name. In a reflection of the fact that company’s future is tied to the new OS, RIM is changing its name to match the product and will now [...]

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RIM Focuses on Content with Partners for BlackBerry 10

Research in Motion is coming into the final stretch as the BlackBerry 10 launches this week on Wednesday. To whet appetites ahead of the launch, RIM announced several prominent music and video partners for its BlackBerry 10 storefront, including Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Studios, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group. The importance placed on [...]

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RIM Recognizes BYOD Trend with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10

Research in Motion is launching an updated version of its business software service that allows users to choose their own phone. BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 is a smartphone and tablet management system that allows companies to control such things as security settings on employees’ devices. What’s notable is that the system works for devices other [...]

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Research in Motion CEO Sees Substantial Role for BlackBerry

The hype for the Blackberry 10 continues to build as Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins discusses the company’s future with German newspaper Die Welt. Heins is quoted as saying that he believes RIM will play a substantial role in the still-developing smartphone market. He also said that RIM has a lot of available cash, [...]

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BlackBerry 10 Training Draws in Businesses

Research in Motion has announced that over 1,600 businesses in North America have registered for a training program to prepare them for the launch of the BlackBerry 10 on January 30. The BlackBerry was once a status symbol for executives and government employees, but has rapidly lost ground over the last several years. RIM hopes [...]

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