As if Research in Motion needed more controversy surrounding its appointment of new CEO Thorston Heins, now a RIM director is arguing that it simply couldn’t have chosen a new CEO from outside the company because the only available choices (at that time) were idiots.
Showing that it’s not quite dead yet, Research in Motion aimed to “bust a few myths” about its BlackBerry app ecosystem at the company’s Europe BlackBerry DevCon today.
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You’d think that with a new chief executive in charge, BlackBerry maker RIM would be making some sweeping changes to revitalize its ailing smartphone business.
Samsung celebrating 300 million phones shipped in 2011
The social and mobile games gold rush inspired lots of investments in 2011, as venture capitalists tried to find the next Zynga. But the year was also a big one for acquisitions, particularly as big companies such as Electronic Arts tried to outmaneuver the social game giant via acquisitions.
Research in Motion appears to be celebrating the new year with an extraordinary price drop on its struggling BlackBerry PlayBook tablets, with all models now ringing in at $299.
In what will likely be the first of many major power struggles at BlackBerry maker Research in Motion over the next year, the company is reportedly considering ousting co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie as co-chairmen of the board.
There are 91.4 million people in the United States who use smartphones, according to a new report by comScore, but how are they using their phones? Texting, app usage and listening to music top the charts.
Computer hardware manufacturer Acer will not be letting go of its tablet division, the company’s founder Stan Shih confirmed today, after rumors circulated that the company just couldn’t keep up in the mobile world.
Amazon wasn’t the only company interested in snapping up BlackBerry maker Research in Motion.
You’re going to have to wait almost a year to get your hands on a new BlackBerry 10 phone.
Editor's Pick Once again, Research in Motion’s attitude towards its dismal quarterly earnings sound inexplicably positive.
Apple has partnered with a patent troll company called Digitude Innovations, VentureBeat has confirmed, allowing that company to attack the world’s largest phone manufacturers of smartphones.
It seems that Research in Motion can’t even name an operating system properly without stumbling along the way.
Research in Motion will write off an astounding $485 million from lowering the price of its underperforming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, the company revealed today.
In yet another blow for BlackBerry loyalists, Research in Motion announced BlackBerry Mobile Fusion today, a tool that will allow businesses to make employee iOS and Android devices just as secure as RIM’s own smartphones.
Best Buy sold out of Research in Motion’s PlayBook tablets this Black Friday, leading to speculation that the company was canning the tablet altogether.
Research in Motion has decided to cut the price of its problematic BlackBerry Playbook tablet to $199, at least for the holidays.
Zune says what? What we have here is a potential glimpse at Research in Motion’s first BlackBerry to run the next-generation BBX operating system — but honestly, it just looks a lot like Microsoft’s Zune HD to me.
Research in Motion has finally launched its BBM Music app out of beta, giving its BlackBerry users a social way to listen to music on their devices, the company announced Wednesday.
Research in Motion will launch three of its latest BlackBerry smartphones in November on AT&T, the company announced today.
Update: Research in Motion requested Vimeo take down the videos due to copyright infringement. The parody is still hilarious, though.]
A class action lawsuit was filed today against Research in Motion (RIM), the makers of BlackBerry, after a massive, three-day service outage affected millions of its subscribers worldwide in October.
If BlackBerry fans weren’t already angry at Research in Motion (RIM) for the recent worldwide BlackBerry outage, they’re going to be peeved today. RIM has said it is delaying the release of a much-needed software update for the PlayBook tablet until February.
Streaming music service Spotify has finally launched an application to bring its service to BlackBerry owners who love having access to copious amounts of music.
After the worst service outage in its history last week, Research in Motion said Monday that it will try to appease its BlackBerry users by giving them free apps worth more than $100.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ1esvGae_s&w=560&h=315] BlackBerry users can breathe a sigh of relief. Research in Motion announced today that global BlackBerry services are “operating well” following a massive outage that began Monday and disrupted web, email, and messaging capabilities for tens of millions of customers.
Poor Research in Motion. Just two days from Apple’s iPhone 4S launch, the BlackBerry maker is in the midst of a three-day long service outage that has now spread to North America.
Amazon is under fire for its new Kindle Fire tablet, the new target of a patent lawsuit by Smartphone Technologies of Acacia Research Corporation, a patent aggregating and licensing
BlackBerry smartphone maker Research in Motion’s revenue fell significantly this quarter, due to lower sales of its newest tablet computer, the BlackBerry PlayBook, and shy consumers waiting for the BlackBerry 7 phones that launched three weeks before the quarter ended.
Research in Motion on Thursday launched a streaming music service inside of its popular BlackBerry Messenger app.
Microblogging company Twitter will meet with UK officials to discuss the role its service played in the recent riots experienced in London and other parts of the country, reports The Next Web.
BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion is working on its own digital streaming music service that would run specifically on its smartphones and tablets, according to CNET.
In a reverse move, Sprint announced Friday that it has canceled its plans to sell the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G.