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T-Mobile Eyes Mid-March Debut for BlackBerry Z10

February 8, 2013 10:57 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

T-Mobile SVP of B2B Frank Sickinger said BlackBerry’s new Z10 touchscreen smartphone could see release by mid-March. Speaking with Bloomberg, Sickinger said tests are going well and that T-Mobile will speed up the launch date if possible, but mid-March seems to be the target right now.

New Keyboard BlackBerry in US Could Take Months

February 6, 2013 9:16 am | by Rob Gillies, Associated Press | News | Comments

Although Research in Motion Ltd. CEO Thorsten Heins said the exact release date will depend on...

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...

Investors Give Cool Reception to New BlackBerrys

January 31, 2013 6:52 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The long-awaited debut of new BlackBerry...

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Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile Announce Availability of BlackBerry Z10, Q10

January 30, 2013 12:15 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

In the wake of today's official unveiling of the new BlackBerry 10 platform and the first two devices to operate it, the full touch screen Z10 and the QWERTY keyboard and touch screen Q10, U.S. carriers are beginning to announce their plans for the new gadgets.

BlackBerry Sheds RIM name, Launches BB10 Platform, Z10 and Q10

January 30, 2013 11:15 am | News | Comments

RIM’s big sink or swim moment finally arrived today, with its new touch screen Z10 and its physical keyboard brother, Q10, being unveiled. Thorsten Heins took his best shot at having a Steve Jobs impact, as the Canadian OEM’s CEO took the stage at an event in New York, dubbed the “BlackBerry Experience.”

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...

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Smartphone Pioneer RIM Looks to Put Recent Hardships Behind it With BB10

January 28, 2013 9:28 am | by David Friend, The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Once a leader but now derided as a laggard, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion hopes to regain the confidence of cynical smartphone users this week as the curtain is lifted on its much-anticipated new smartphones. The stakes are high for the unveiling, which many observers say will determine whether RIM survives to see the launch of another BlackBerry smartphone.

Lenovo Talks RIM Bid to Boost Mobile Business

January 24, 2013 2:55 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

CFO Wong Wai Ming told Bloomberg it is looking at ““We are looking at all opportunities -- RIM and many others,” in an effort to grow its mobile business and that it will have "no hesitation if the right opportunity comes along that could benefit us and shareholders.” 

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...

Ahead of the Bell: Research in Motion

January 18, 2013 10:50 am | News | Comments

Research in Motion's stock climbed more than 6 percent in premarket trading Friday as an analyst lifted the company's rating and price target on the promising potential of its new Blackberry 10 device. Research in Motion Ltd. is expected to launch its Blackberry 10...

BlackBerry and the Very Big Year

January 16, 2013 3:58 pm | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

If the forecasts are to be believed, 2013 couldn’t be any bigger for RIM. The BlackBerry maker had a rough 2012, one that was capped with the Canadian wireless giant reporting a first-ever loss in subscribers. But there's reason to be optimistic as the Jan. 30 launch of BlackBerry 10 draws closer.

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Visa Approves RIM's Method of Mobile Payments

January 16, 2013 10:09 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

RIM today announced that Visa has approved its method method for secure mobile payments. Specifically, Visa approved RIM's Secure Element Manager (SEM) solution for NFC (Near Field Communication) mobile payments. RIM’s SEM is the backend solution for carriers that can securely manage credentials...

Report: Apple Edges LG in OEM Market Share

January 3, 2013 2:59 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Fully 18.5 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers used Apple devices, according  to ComScore's new three-month study, which covers the period from August through November 2012. Apple barely edged out LG, which took 17.5 percent in the same study. Motorola and HTC both saw small share declines, dipping to 10.4 and 5.9 percent, respectively.

First News Briefs for January 3, 2013

January 3, 2013 9:43 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

InterDigital, Inc. and Sony Corporation of America today announced the launch of a joint venture to combine Sony’s consumer electronics experience with InterDigital’s wireless machine-to-machine and bandwidth management research. The joint venture, called Convida Wireless, will focus on driving new research in the field of M2M.

RIM Sells NewBay to Synchronoss

December 28, 2012 9:28 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

As RIM continues to slim down for 2013, Synchronoss Technologies announced today it has purchased a subsidiary of RIM, NewBay, for $55.5 million in cash. The transaction closed at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012. It's been a little more than a year since RIM purchased the cloud service NewBay for $100 million.

Nokia, RIM Settle Old Disputes in New Patent Pact

December 21, 2012 10:12 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia Corp. and Canadian smartphone rival RIM have agreed on a new patent licensing pact which will end all existing litigation between the two struggling companies, the Finnish firm said Friday. The agreement includes a "one-time payment and on-going payments, all from RIM to Nokia," Nokia said.

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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 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 Opens Faltering Playbook to LTE

August 2, 2012 7:31 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Research In Motion (RIM) remains true to its commitment to the BlackBerry Playbook with today's launch of a new LTE-capable version of the QNX-based tablet.

RIM Launches PlayBook 2.0

February 21, 2012 7:23 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

After a long, long wait, BlackBerry PlayBook users are finally getting a firmware update to PlayBook 2.0...

RIM Brings Microsoft Office 365 into BB Cloud

February 1, 2012 6:54 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Research In Motion (RIM) announced general availability of BlackBerry Business Cloud Services for Microsoft Office 365.

RIM CEO Heins Clarifies Stance on Change

January 27, 2012 7:15 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Many were taken aback when recently appointed Research In Motion (RIM) CEO Thorsten Heins said he didn't think any "significant change" was needed for the BlackBerry maker...

RIM Co-CEOs Step Down, Board Appoints Thorsten Heins

January 23, 2012 7:01 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Research In Motion (RIM) Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis yesterday stepped down from their positions, making room for...

Rumors Dispelled: Samsung Not Going after RIM

January 18, 2012 7:15 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A report published by BoyGeniusReport.com citing "trusted sources" who said that the company was leaning towards an outright sale to Samsung is being refuted.

RIM Indonesia Boss Suspect in BlackBerry Chaos

December 5, 2011 7:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Police say a senior executive of Canada's Research In Motion is a suspect in last month's stampede at a BlackBerry promotion in Indonesia.

PlayBook Plays RIM for $485 Million Q3 Loss

December 2, 2011 7:04 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Research In Motion (RIM) today said that it would record a pre-tax provision in the third quarter of approximately $485 million...

RIM Looks to Manage Android, iOS Devices

November 29, 2011 7:22 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The company says Mobile Fusion will allow IT departments to manage smartphones and tablets running BlackBerry, Android and iOS operating systems.

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