Jim Balsillie

  • RIM parts ways with another top manager 28-10-2011 01:14 PM

    Toronto: Research In Motion has parted ways with a senior executive involved with the company's move into "cloud-based" services, adding to a string of high-level departures from the BlackBerry maker. Jim Tobin, senior vice-president for software and business services reporting directly to co-CEO Jim Balsillie, left the Canadian company months...
  • RIM scrambles to end global BlackBerry outage 13-10-2011 06:35 AM

    Toronto: The company that makes the BlackBerry smartphone is working frantically to end a three-day global service disruption that has frustrated millions of its customers and pumped up pressure on its management to make sweeping changes. Research In Motion, in a hastily announced conference call on Wednesday, vowed to eventually...
  • BlackBerry bosses knocked off billionaires' list 24-06-2011 10:23 AM

    Toronto: The two men who created the iconic BlackBerry company have been knocked off the world billionaires' list. With the shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) getting drubbing after its less-than-expected first quarter results and poor forecasts, co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis are no longer billionaires, Forbes...
  • RIM's email-less PlayBook gets tough reviews 15-04-2011 10:55 AM

    Toronto/New York: RIM's PlayBook tablet bombed with influential technology reviewers who called the iPad competitor a rushed job that won't even provide RIM's vaunted email service unless it's hooked up to a BlackBerry. The poor initial response to a device the company hopes will get it onboard the tablet computing...
  • Coming soon: The BlackBerry 'superphone' 25-03-2011 02:01 PM

    Toronto: Shares of Research In Motion (RIM) sank as much as 12 per cent during after-hour trading Thursday after the BlackBerry maker hinted at less-than-expected results in the current quarter while releasing its fourth quarter earnings. According to Thursday's results, RIM netted a $934-million profit on total revenue of $5.6...
  • RIM hits back at Steve Job's barbs 20-10-2010 11:16 AM

    Toronto: Research In Motion's Jim Balsillie on Tuesday brushed off Steve Jobs' critique of RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet computer, saying the Apple CEO's barbs made no sense outside of his company's "distortion field." Jobs on Monday said a batch of seven-inch-screen tablets, including the PlayBook, that will compete with Apple's...
  • Can't compromise security architecture: RIM 17-09-2010 12:29 PM

    Boston: BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion said it is hopeful that its dispute with India and the UAE over the issue of data security will be resolved successfully, but reiterated that it "cannot compromise the security architecture of its enterprise solution." RIM is continuing discussions with governments in India, UAE and...