JIM BALSILLIE

  • RIM parts ways with another top manager October 28, 2011

    Toronto: Research In Motion has parted ways with a senior executive involved with the company's move into "cloudbased" services, adding to a string of highlevel departures from the BlackBerry maker. Jim Tobin, senior vicepresident for software and business services reporting directly to coCEO Jim Balsillie, left the Canadian company months ago,...
  • RIM scrambles to end global BlackBerry outage October 13, 2011

    Toronto: The company that makes the BlackBerry smartphone is working frantically to end a threeday 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 deliver...
  • BlackBerry bosses knocked off billionaires' list June 24, 2011

    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 lessthanexpected first quarter results and poor forecasts, coCEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis are no longer billionaires, Forbes said...
  • RIM's emailless PlayBook gets tough reviews April 15, 2011

    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 explosion...
  • Coming soon: The BlackBerry 'superphone' March 25, 2011

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

    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 seveninchscreen tablets, including the PlayBook, that will compete with Apple's 10inch...
  • Can't compromise security architecture: RIM September 17, 2010

    Boston: BlackBerrymaker 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 other...
  • BlackBerry to launch new Storm smart phone October 16, 2009

    Toronto: BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) on Thursday unveiled a new version of its Storm smart phone. Called BlackBerry Smart2, the new touch screen smart phone features a much faster web browser than the Storm1 which was introduced last year in competition to Apple's iPhone. But the first Storm smart phone...