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Mon
28
Jan
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Lenovo May Buy BlackBerry Maker

Lenovo, the world's second-largest PC manufacturer, is reportedly considering the acquisition of troubled smartphone company Research in Motion (RIM). Reports suggest that the PC maker could use RIM, which produces the popular BlackBerry device, to ... expand its burgeoning smartphone business. Bloomberg notes that Lenovo is currently "assessing potential acquisition targets" and that those targets may include Waterloo, Canada-based RIM. The latter has been in financial trouble for some time, though its stock has rebounded in recent weeks as the firm prepares to launch its highly-anticipated ... (view more)

Mon
14
Jan
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RIM's Stock Surges as BlackBerry 10 Nears Release

It appears that one of the technology industry's most troubled companies may soon be staging a comeback. BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIM) has just announced that its newest mobile operating system, BlackBerry 10, will begin to ship to ... consumers by late January, 2013. The news has led to a remarkable spike in RIM's recently languishing stock price. 2012/2013: Years RIM Would Like to Forget The last two years have represented a tough period for Canadian firm Research in Motion, which produces the BlackBerry smartphone. The formerly-innovative firm has struggled to prevent its customers ... (view more)

Mon
07
May
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BlackBerry Maker's Stock Drops 15% in 3 Days

The share price of Research in Motion (RIM), the Waterloo, Canada-based maker of the once-popular BlackBerry smartphone, continues its free-fall. Shares of the faltering company dipped to an eight-year low late last week. Incredibly, that price took ... a 15 per cent tumble in just three days, following the unveiling of a new BlackBerry device. It has been a wild and entirely unpleasant year for Research in Motion. Early in 2012, the company turned away from high-profile co-chief executives Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie in favor of a new CEO: Thorsten Heins. The shift in leadership evidently ... (view more)

Tue
03
Apr
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Troubled BlackBerry Maker Makes Surprising Move

Research In Motion (RIM), based in Waterloo, Canada, has decided it will no longer target its Blackberry and related products at ordinary consumers. Instead, it will concentrate solely on the business market. A big reason is no doubt that the ... company lost $125 million in just the last three months of 2011. Thorsten Heins, the company's recently hired chief executive officer, said "We believe that BlackBerry cannot succeed if we tried to be everybody's darling and all things to all people." (Source: usatoday.com ) Apple iPhone Popularity Too Much for RIM, BlackBerry RIM first made its name ... (view more)

Fri
09
Mar
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PlayBook Update Allows Android Apps, Many Fixes

Research in Motion (RIM), best known for its BlackBerry smartphone, has recently released a highly-anticipated software update for its struggling PlayBook tablet computer. The updates help to resolve interactive features of the device. The PlayBook ... was first launched in April, 2011, in an attempt to siphon off sales from the iPad. Unfortunately, it sold just 500,000 units in its first quarter of availability, only 250,000 units in the next quarter, and a disappointing 150,000 units in its third quarter. (Source: thestar.com ) Email Issues, Lack of Apps Kept Down PlayBook Sales Several factors ... (view more)

Tue
07
Feb
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Study Matches Dating Behavior, Smartphone Choice

A new survey draws some interesting parallels between the smartphones we choose and our dating behavior. According to the poll's results, Android users are far more likely to engage in 'hanky panky' on a first date than those who prefer to use an ... Apple iPhone or a BlackBerry, made by Research in Motion (RIM). The survey was recently conducted by Match.com, a major online dating website. Survey questions were asked of Canadian singles, and produced a flurry of fascinating findings. The study should be taken with a grain of salt, however, as the sample size was only 1,000 respondents. (Source: ... (view more)

Fri
23
Dec
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RIM Accused of Lying About BlackBerry 10 Delay

A tech website has accused Research in Motion (RIM) of lying about its decision to delay the release of its BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system (OS). RIM, however, denies the allegation. Research in Motion recently admitted it has been forced to ... delay the release of its highly-anticipated BlackBerry 10 OS until late 2012. However, the company attributed the postponement of the mobile operating system to its adoption of a new and different hardware chipset, now being developed by an unknown third-party vendor. "High-Level" RIM Worker Leaks A Different Story The blog "Boy ... (view more)

Mon
05
Dec
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RIM Loses $485M on Failing PlayBook Tablet: Report

There's no doubt 2011 has been a very tough year for Research in Motion (RIM), makers of the BlackBerry smartphone and PlayBook tablet, as sales of both devices are down across the board. Now, after the Waterloo, Canada-based firm knocked hundreds ... off the price of its PlayBook last month, a new report says RIM is losing nearly half a billion dollars on the item. The PlayBook tablet first shipped way back in the spring of 2011 with very high expectations. Featuring BlackBerry integration, it was supposed to be the "must-have" item for fans of the company's popular smartphone. ... (view more)

Fri
04
Nov
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BlackBerry Maker's Stock Value Plummets

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion's fall from grace continued on Thursday as the Canadian company's stock value continued to plummet. Now, analysts wonder if the firm, which helped pioneer the smartphone device, will be able to recover. Times have ... been tough of late for Research in Motion (RIM), the Waterloo, Canada-based firm whose BlackBerry handheld device was once the darling of the smartphone market. Besides a major outage in early October that affected users around the world, the company has seen BlackBerry sales slip steadily in recent years. Beyond that, RIM also flubbed in its ... (view more)

Wed
12
Oct
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BlackBerry Outage Affects 10 Million Users

Just when it seemed things couldn't get much worse for BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIM), the company has been slammed by a massive service outage that has left smartphone users around the world unable to make calls or send text messages. ... Reports suggest BlackBerry users in Europe, the Mid East, South America and Africa have been the hardest-hit by the recent outage. It's estimated that about 10 million Research in Motion customers are affected by the outage, which started early Monday morning, Eastern Standard Time. The problem has prevented BlackBerry users from completing phone ... (view more)

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