Best known, perhaps, for being the headquarters of BlackBerry, Waterloo is a small suburb of Toronto with a population of 98,000 in which 500 startups were born in 2012.
Balsillie’s 26.8 million shares of common stock amounted to a 5.1 percent stake in the company. At one point — literally in the days right after the first iPhone launched — that much stock was worth around $6 billion. But, oh, how the mighty have fallen.
With $20 billion in revenue, Qualcomm is creating the mobile platforms that game developers will soon care about, if they don’t already.
BlackBerry’s latest alpha device shows that it isn’t likely to give up on hardware keyboards anytime soon
The British are such beautiful bastards.
The company formerly known as RIM launched its new BlackBerry 10 platform for mobile devices today with an impressive list of applications.
The company formerly known as RIM has announced the Z10 and Q10, the first devices running its spanking-new BlackBerry 10 operating system.
In addition to today’s BlackBerry World event, BlackBerry users are finally getting a chance to buy digital media like those that swear their allegiance to other mobile devices.
Editor’s Pick Research in Motion renamed itself as just BlackBerry, introduced the first BlackBerry 10 phones, and trotted out singer Alicia Keys as its new “global creative director.” It was a big press event for the struggling mobile phone maker.
BlackBerry 10 is late. And I’m not just talking about missing a few release dates.
Huawei, once a blip on the smartphone market radar, has become a major force in the smartphone world. But the U.S. is standing in its way.
Could Lenovo be the suitor that RIM has been desperately searching for? It sure looks that way.
A BlackBerry 10 phone made by Samsung or HTC? RIM could one day make it happen.
To fill out its BlackBerry 10 ecosystem, RIM is turning to the most effective bargaining chip of them all – cash.
When RIM finally releases BlackBerry 10, it will do so with the support of at least three of the four major U.S. carriers.
RIM’s ambitious BlackBerry 10 strategy means you’ll be seeing not just two BB 10 phones this year, but a half dozen of them.
AT&T took a moment to toot its own horn this morning, announcing that it sold more than 10 million smartphones in the last quarter.
By expanding its patent agreement with InterDigital to cover 4G LTE, RIM is making a big investment in the future of the BlackBerry.
A lot of things were said in 2012, but few of them were as funny, interesting, or profound as the quotes from these tech luminaries.
We finally have a price tag attached to RIM’s first patent payout to Nokia: $65 million.
While 2012 didn’t have any single products that were as exciting as when we saw the iPad or iPhone for the first time, I have a feeling we’ll look back at this year as a turning point.
Guest Post Innovation. It’s what makes new markets. It’s what creates new opportunities for companies to grow dramatically. And it’s what creates demand when consumers don’t even know they want something.
For a company that specializes in secure devices, RIM isn’t so good at keeping secrets.
Going broke, Nokia and RIM would rather settle their patent differences than spend millions of dollars fighting over them.
With revenue down nearly 50 percent this quarter, RIM’s BlackBerry 10 launch matters more than ever.
These screenshots are a hot mess, much like RIM’s future if current trends continue.
In an event scheduled for January 30, RIM will showcase the operating system that will decide its fate.
RIM may not intend to officially announce its L-Series BlackBerry 10 phone until January, but some enterprising bloggers have already gotten their hands on it.
Check out this image and a few vids we rounded up to preview BlackBerry 10 before it launches next month.
Apple and Google have joined forces to offer more than $500 million for some of the 1,100 digital imaging patents from Eastman Kodak, according to Bloomberg, citing “two people with knowledge of the situation.”
It’s a patent battle between two trouble phone manufacturers.
In the smartphone world, only two companies seem to matter: Apple and Samsung.
After several delays, Research in Motion announced this morning that it will officially launch BlackBerry 10, its next-generation phone platform, next January.
BlackBerry 10′s web browser has just leapt neatly over a huge hurdle, one of Facebook’s home-brewed tests for mobile browser performance.
Editor’s Pick The latest IDC numbers are out, and Android is by far the undisputed heavyweight champion of the smartphone world. If Android was Mike Tyson, iOS would be Peewee Herman, and everything else is dust on the floor.
Nokia’s smartphone struggles don’t show any sign of letting up, according to the latest numbers from IDC.
Scratch Instagram from the list of brand name applications making their way over to RIM’s BlackBerry 10 platform.
Editor’s Pick BlackBerry 10 is late. Late for its originally scheduled release date, and even later to a mobile revolution that some say has already been won by Google and Apple. But the word “late” doesn’t seem to be in RIM’s lexicon.
BlackBerry 10, the hyped mobile operating system that could resurrect the Research in Motion brand, is still months away from reaching consumers. Thousands of developers, however, were given early access to the platform to build BlackBerry 10-ready applications.
To get developers and consumers interested in BlackBerry 10, RIM is turning to bosting its App World catalog and bribing potential developers.