RIM's VP of digital marketing defects to Samsung

Research in Motion’s troubles just keep mounting. After a dismal earnings report last Thursday, the smartphone maker watched its stock lose a quarter of its value. Then on Monday, it lost its a digital marketing officer.

RIM CEO defends BlackBerry PlayBook against meanie critics

Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet has (deservedly) faced heat from reviewers for its missing features and over-reliance on BlackBerry phones. But RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie says those complaints are misguided, Bloomberg reports.

Reviews: RIM’s PlayBook tablet is only for BlackBerry addicts

Reviews for Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet finally hit the Web last night, and the consensus seems to be that it’s a solid entry in terms of hardware and software, but it’s surprisingly dependent on BlackBerry phones.

RIM taps 7digital to help its BlackBerry PlayBook take on iTunes

Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet won’t be without tunes when it launches. The company announced yesterday that it has inked a deal with 7digital to pre-install its online music store on the PlayBook, bringing with it some 13 million songs, Reuters reports.

RIM marketing chief drops out weeks ahead of PlayBook launch

This probably isn’t the way Research in Motion wanted to prepare for its long-awaited BlackBerry PlayBook tablet launch: The company announced Friday that chief marketing officer Keith Pardy is leaving the company for “personal reasons,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

iPad 2: Apple’s missed business opportunity

Apple announced its iPad 2 to much fanfare a few days ago. Most of the details were already know through leaks and informed speculation: a faster dual core processor with better graphics, a sleeker, lighter design, a better browser experience, dual cameras and the same 10 hour battery life. All of which will appeal to users wanting a compelling tablet experience.

RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook coming April 10?

Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will hit store shelves on April 10, multiple sources tell the mobile site Boy Genius Report.

Android steals tablet market share from Apple’s iPad

Update: Now it appears that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab sales are lower than the company previously let on, which means that Android tablets likely didn’t take as much market share away from the iPad as we reported below.

RIM begins limited production of BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

Research in Motion is off to a slow start with its upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Production of the device is in full swing, though only at a mere 150,000 to 200,000 units a month, according to sources at component suppliers who spoke to the news site Digitimes.

RIM CEO on Apple: “We completely disagree with that worldview”

Tech executives seem eager to pile on the criticism of Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion, elaborated on his past statements denouncing Apple’s approach.

RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to be under $500

Research in Motion’s business-focused BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will retail for under $500, the company’s co-CEO Jim Balsillie revealed in an interview with Bloomberg.