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New BlackBerry with Keyboard to Hit US Stores

June 5, 2013 8:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The first keyboard-equipped BlackBerry sporting the company's radically new operating system is hitting U.S. stores this week. T-Mobile USA will start selling the BlackBerry Q10 on Wednesday. Verizon Wireless started taking pre-orders last week and says it will ship by Thursday...

Windows Phone Ousts BB for Third Place in Market Share

May 16, 2013 8:42 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Windows Phone posted the largest year-over-year gain in market share among the leading mobile operating systems, more than doubling its size from a year ago, according to numbers released today from International Data Corporation (IDC)...

BlackBerry Focuses on Cool Factor as It Returns to Orlando for Annual Event

May 13, 2013 9:00 am | by David Friend, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry will pull out all the stops this week as the company welcomes thousands of industry players for BlackBerry Live, it's annual three-day conference which promises to offer some perspective into its future. Chief executive Thorsten Heins will take the stage on Tuesday and...  


Orders of Keyboard BlackBerry Start in Canada

April 10, 2013 9:21 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

The maker of the BlackBerry phone said Tuesday that a modern smartphone with a physical keyboard will be available in Canada in the coming weeks as major wireless companies started taking advance orders. Details on when the BlackBerry Q10 will go on sale...

BlackBerry Posts Profit in 4Q, Ships One Million BB10 Devices

March 28, 2013 9:32 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

BlackBerry posted profit in the fourth quarter of its fiscal 2013, notching $98 million GAAP income on $0.19 per share diluted. The Canadian phonemaker posted a loss of $125 million in the same quarter for 2012. BlackBerry also reported shipping six million smartphones in the quarter, one million of them being BlackBerry 10 devices.

BlackBerry CEO Says iPhone Is Outdated

March 22, 2013 9:01 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple's iPhone is outdated, according to the chief executive of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion Ltd. Thorsten Heins made the comment Thursday on the eve of the much-delayed launch of the new touchscreen BlackBerry in the United States. AT&T begins selling the Z10...

Report: DOD Writes Order for 600K iOS Devices

March 21, 2013 10:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

In yet another blow to BlackBerry's core customer base, the Department of Defense (DOD) may be readying an order of 600,000 iOS devices. According to a report from Electronista, the DOD has finished extensive testing of BlackBerry's new...

BlackBerry to Extend Security Software to Android, iOS

March 14, 2013 9:38 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

BlackBerry continues its efforts to insert itself in the middle of the smartphone today with news that it will bring security software to market for third-party platforms, including Android and iOS. Secure Work Space for iOS and Android will extend BlackBerry security capabilities...


BlackBerry Gets Biggest Order Ever

March 14, 2013 9:20 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion Ltd., says it has received an order for one million of its new smartphones, marking the largest ever single purchase in the company's history. The Canadian company is relying on the redesigned BlackBerry to fuel a comeback...

Prepaid Carrier Solavei First in U.S. to Offer BB Z10

February 11, 2013 11:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The BlackBerry touchscreen Z10 is available in the United Staes through Solavei, a prepaid carrier, but it will cost the carrier's customers to get their hands on the device. Solavei today announced immediate availability of the Blackberry Z10 through its retail partner GSM Nation...

New BlackBerry Devices Catching On After European Launch

February 5, 2013 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

BlackBerry, formerly Research In Motion, says that its new devices have been well-received in Europe. According to a report from TechCrunch, BlackBerry's UK marketing director, Stephen Bates, speaking at the company's European developer conference in Amsterdam...

Opinion: New Hardware Is Only Half RIM's Battle

January 29, 2013 5:35 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

If RIM's BlackBerry 10 devices fails to bring its maker back to life, it won't be the device's fault. Rather it will be how far RIM has fallen and the extent to which that decline has left a hole in its ecosystem much bigger than hardware. In case you've forgotten the height...

RIM: More Good News Send Shares Soaring

January 22, 2013 10:45 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Shares of RIM are once again soaring, up over 10 percent in morning trading, on news of strong developer support for BlackBerry 10, as well as report from Boy Genius Report that says the company will sell its new devices for a subsidized price of less than $199...


Compare: BB Z10 to iPhone 5

January 21, 2013 2:11 pm | Videos | Comments

A quick look at leaked video of how RIM's new BlackBerry Z10 stacks up to the iPhone 5. Granted, we won't know for sure whether this is a real unit until RIM unveils its new products at the end of the month but this does look legit.  

RIM Launches BlackBerry World Ahead of BB 10 Unveiling

January 21, 2013 10:08 am | News | Comments

In what appears to be more preparation for the Jan. 31 unveiling of BlackBerry 10, RIM today took the wraps off a redesign app store called BlackBerry World, previously known as BlackBerry App World. The changes are being rolled out in stages...

RIM, InterDigital Extend Patent Agreements

January 2, 2013 11:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

InterDigital and RIM have reached an agreement to extend thet temr of their patent licensing agreement. In addition, the companies said in a statement that they have agreed to amend the patent license to add coverage for 4G products, including LTE and LTE-Advanced products...

RIM Turns to Complex Market in Southeast Asia to Grow Subscribers

January 2, 2013 10:40 am | by David Friend, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

While BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion claws for a diminishing market share in North America, the smartphone maker maintains a reputation in Southeast Asia that in some places harkens back to its glory days. It's sometimes hard to remember that RIM was once the darling of the tech industry...

RIM Loses BlackBerry Subscribers for First Time

December 21, 2012 9:29 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

Research In Motion's stock plunged in after-hours trading Thursday after the BlackBerry maker said it plans to change the way it charges fees. RIM also announced that it lost subscribers for the first time in the latest quarter, as the global number of BlackBerry users dipped to 79 million.

RIM Launches BB 10 Beta for Enterprise, Government

December 17, 2012 10:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the BlackBerry 10 Technical Preview program, an initiative designed to allow certain enterprise and government customers the opportunity to begin beta testing with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10...

BlackBerry 10 Lands Security Certification

November 8, 2012 6:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While still months from launch, Research In Motion’s forthcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system has met key government security standards.

Amid Android, iOS Pressure, RIM Makes Its Pitch

October 11, 2012 6:02 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

During a Wednesday keynote address, Research In Motion CIO Robin Bienfait spelled out why BlackBerry still deserves a place in the enterprise after falling behind iOS and Android.

RIM Posts $235M Loss, BlackBerry Shipments Down

September 28, 2012 5:44 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion posted another large quarterly loss on Thursday, but the hemorrhaging was not as bad expected.

RIM Stock Jumps on Subscriber Numbers, BB 10 Update

September 26, 2012 7:04 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Shares of Research In Motion were up almost 5 percent immediately following the kickoff of yesterday’s BlackBerry Jam developer conference, where RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said BlackBerry subscribers hit 80 million in its latest quarter.

RIM Begins Showing New BlackBerry's to Carriers

August 24, 2012 7:30 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

Canadian phone maker Research In Motion has begun showing its new BlackBerry smartphones to wireless carriers around the world, but the struggling company says it is still months away from starting to sell them.

RIM Said to Plan NewBay Sale

August 13, 2012 7:38 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Research In Motion (RIM) is reportedly planning to sell off a cloud services company it acquired less than a year ago as it continues to downsize its foundering business.

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