Research in Motion founder Mike Lazaridis, who created the BlackBerry smartphone, has donated $100 million to a new center pursuing radically small computing innovations.
Sales are low and inventory is lower for a struggling RIM. With some stores selling exactly zero units, is the end finally in sight
Editor’s Pick Samsung’s billion-dollar fine, which could go as high as $3 billion, is a great, excellent, and wonderful thing for the entire smartphone industry. And it’s an awesome thing for you and me, smartphone users.
Yeah, really (although I agree, it probably sucks for Samsung).
Hey, you. Enterprise middle-manager guy with the PDA-looking BlackBerry cluttering up your pocket. It’s time to let go.
Consumer anticipation for the iPhone 5 is so high that it helped to slow global sales of mobile phones in the second quarter, according to the latest research from Gartner.
With prospects dicey, RIM may look to license Blackberry 10 to hardware partners. But that may be the wrong strategy.
RIM is wounded, and predators are starting to pick up the scent.
Financially troubled RIM probably doesn’t have two pennies to rub together, so the company must be thrilled that it just saved itself $147.2 million.
While many industry watchers have suggested that Research in Motion give up its BlackBerry OS and adopt Android instead, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins divulged exactly why the company avoided that route in a recent interview.
ComScore just released its June 2012 U.S. mobile report, and the results were mostly predictable.
HP has lost $80 billion in value in the last two years. Yahoo has lost $42 billion, and RIM $78 billion. And before a quick rebound to $86 billion in market value, Bank of America shed a staggering $136 billion in the past six years.
Guest Post Earlier this month, Microsoft made the deal of the year when it agreed to purchase enterprise social networking service Yammer. Meanwhile, the IPO market is dead after Facebook’s much-discussed botched issuance and subsequent valuation slide. Suddenly, going public is out, while getting bought is very in.