Research In Motion

  • Mike Lazaridis was asked to reconsider his resignation as RIM co-CEO March 29, 2013

    Toronto: Research In Motion co-founder Mike Lazaridis said Thursday as he prepared to leave the company for good that the board had asked him to reconsider his decision to step down as co-CEO. Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie stepped down in January 2012 after several quarters of disappointing results. Lazaridis said he...
  • Apple iPhone is outdated, says BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins March 22, 2013

    Toronto: Apple's iPhone is outdated, according to the chief executive of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion. Thorsten Heins made the comment Thursday on the eve of the much-delayed launch of the new touchscreen BlackBerry in the United States. AT&T begins selling the Z10 touchscreen BlackBerry on Friday, more than six weeks after...
  • BlackBerry Z10 should have been priced lower in India: Ivor Soans February 27, 2013

    Biztech2's managing editor Ivor Soans shared his perspective on BlackBerry Z10 with IBNLive readers. Q. Hello, do you think that the price at which Z10 has been launched will lead to any footfalls? Secondly, what you expect of Q10's pricing now? Asked by: Remo A. I just...
  • BB 10: Indian behind Blackberry's new avatar January 31, 2013

    Apple could soon be getting some fresh competition for its iPhone as Blackberry unveiled it's do or die product Z-10. And the face of BlackBerry's new look is Indian-origin Vivek Bhardwaj - the head of RIM's software portfolio. The 29-year-old has earlier worked on BlackBerry software products and the Storm...
  • Timeline: A look at RIM's much-delayed BlackBerry 10 January 30, 2013

    Toronto: Research in Motion today holds an official launch for its much-delayed BlackBerry 10 smartphones. RIM says that the phones will be released not long after that. RIM previously announced delays to its upcoming BlackBerry 10 system, which the company considers crucial to its future. The delay means the phones missed...
  • RIM to unveil Blackberry 10 today May 4, 2013

    Research In Motion (RIM) is all set to introduce its innovative line of smartphones this week starting with Blackberry 10 on Wednesday. Analysts say this is RIM's last chance to stay in the game. ...
  • BlackBerry 10 launch: RIM's day of reckoning January 30, 2013

    New York: The innovative line of BlackBerry smartphones that Research In Motion Ltd will formally unveil on Wednesday has already succeeded on one crucial count - getting RIM back in the conversation. The new BlackBerry 10 has created a buzz among technology watchers and financial analysts, thanks to nifty features that...
  • RIM lost 1 million BlackBerry subscribers in three months December 21, 2012

    Toronto: Research In Motion's stock plunged in after-hours trading on Thursday after the BlackBerry maker said it plans to change the way it charges fees. RIM also announced that it lost subscribers for the first time in the latest quarter, as the global number of BlackBerry users dipped to 79...
  • Revealed: List of banned BlackBerry 10 passwords December 9, 2012

    Mumbai: With the BlackBerry 10 launch around the corner, Research in Motion has kept security as one of the paramount features of its upcoming OS. According to a report by Rapid Berry, a list of 106 passwords that the company will not let you use on this platform has been...
  • Research In Motion surges on BlackBerry 10 optimism November 25, 2012

    Toronto: Shares of Research in Motion jumped nearly 14 per cent on Friday as investors seemingly grew more optimistic about a February launch of the Canadian company's much-delayed BlackBerry 10 smartphones. RIM will release the latest version of its smartphone "not too long" after a January 30 launch event, Kristian...
  • BlackBerry 10 AppWorld to focus app quality, not quantity November 16, 2012

    Waterloo: Research In Motion is pushing for app quality, not quantity, with its make-or-break BlackBerry 10 devices set for launch on January 30, and targeting applications to customers in various regions. RIM's projected 100,000 apps - a record for any new platform at launch - will still be a fraction...
  • BlackBerry service down in Europe, West Asia, Africa September 21, 2012

    Toronto: Struggling BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion said on Friday that it resolved an outage affecting users in Europe, West Asia and Africa that had interrupted service for customers on the very day Apple unveiled its new iPhone 5. BlackBerry announced the issues in postings on Facebook and Twitter on Friday, and...
  • iPhone 5 and other upcoming and recent releases September 8, 2012

    New York: It was a big week for gadget announcements as Amazon, Nokia and Motorola all tried to generate interest in their products before Apple's expected announcement of a new iPhone next Wednesday. Amazon announced four new Kindle Fire models and a new line of stand-alone e-readers on Thursday, a day...
  • IBM had considered buying RIM's enterprise division August 10, 2012

    Toronto: International Business Machines Corp has considered buying Research In Motion's enterprise division, Bloomberg reported On Friday, citing two unnamed sources. IBM made an informal approach for the enterprise business that operates the servers used for supporting BlackBerry email and messaging services, one of the sources said, according to Bloomberg. The...
  • RIM to launch new BlackBerry PlayBook next week August 3, 2012

    Toronto: Canada's Research In Motion has chosen its home country to launch a PlayBook tablet with built-in support for cellular networks, a crucial feature missing from its poor-selling initial models. The BlackBerry maker said on Thursday it would launch the new tablets in Canada next week and roll them out in...
  • BlackBerry may launch PlayBook 4G on July 31 July 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Research In Motion, the manufacturers of BlackBerry range of smartphones, earlier this year had spilled the beans about the launch of the 4G version PlayBook. Now a website, Mobilesyrup, has claimed that the 4G version of the BlackBerry PlayBook is set to be launched on 31st of this...
  • RIM to sell corporate jet to cut costs: Report July 10, 2012

    Toronto: Research In Motion Ltd will sell one of its two corporate jets as part of an effort by the embattled smartphone maker to save $1 billion in annual costs throughout its operations, a report said on Tuesday. The BlackBerry maker has put its nine-passenger jet up for sale, looking to...
  • Microsoft tie-up, network sale among RIM options June 29, 2012

    New York: Research In Motion Ltd's board is under mounting pressure to consider unpalatable options such as selling its network business or forming an alliance with Microsoft Corp after the Blackberry maker again delayed the release of its next-generation smartphones, said three sources familiar with the situation. Shares in the Canadian...
  • RIM delays new BlackBerry launch, problems deepen June 29, 2012

    Toronto: Research In Motion Ltd delayed the make-or-break launch of its next-generation BlackBerry phones until next year, in a devastating setback to the once-dominant technology company whose sales are crumbling. Shares in the company, which also announced a steeper-than-expected quarterly operating loss, plunged 18 per cent after it said it would...
  • No hard keyboard for first of BlackBerry 10 phones June 22, 2012

    Toronto: The first BlackBerry device running Research In Motion Ltd.'s new operating software will not have a physical keyboard, only a touch-screen one. The BlackBerry 10 software will be offered on devices with physical keyboards in the future, but RIM spokeswomen Rebecca Freiburger declined to say when. RIM is expected to...
  • RIM discards 16 GB PlayBook tablet June 8, 2012

    Toronto: BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd will no longer produce the cheapest version of its poorly selling PlayBook tablet, but it said it remains committed to a tablet computer market it has struggled to break into. RIM said it would phase out the 16 GB model of the PlayBook once...
  • RIM launches BlackBerry Curve 9320 at Rs 15,990 May 26, 2012

    New Delhi: A little more than a month after the launch of the BlackBerry Curve 9220, Research in Motion has announced the release of the 3G enabled BlackBerry Curve 9320. The phone was first announced two weeks ago. Much of the features of the 9320 are similar to the 9220. The...
  • Review: BlackBerry Curve 9220 is value for money May 21, 2012

    New Delhi: If you are looking for a budget-friendly smartphone, which not only has a solid form factor and rich features, but also has some brand value attached to it, then you should not ignore RIM's BlackBerry Curve 9220. The company launched this feature-rich affordable smartphone last month, and after...
  • Android gains share in smartphones May 15, 2012

    Helsinki: Google's Android smartphone software stretched its market lead in early 2012, helped by new models from handset makers like Samsung and HTC and piling the pressure on rivals like Research In Motion and Nokia. Research from Kantar WorldPanel on Tuesday showed Android gaining share strongly in most of seven major...
  • RIM launches BlackBerry Curve 9320 May 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Close on the heels of launching the first BlackBerry 7.1 operating system based Curve 9220 smartphone in India last month, Research In Motion (RIM) has announced the launch of another phone running the same operating system. Along with identical features and specifications as the Curve 9220, the new BlackBerry...
  • RIM may make BlackBerry OS open source April 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Research In Motion, which makes BlackBerry phones, may be looking at making the operating system open, which will allow other manufacturers to make smartphones using the platform. "We get a lot of offers to make BlackBerry operating system open for other manufacturers to manufacture phones based on this OS....
  • Review: BlackBerry Curve 9220 April 18, 2012

    One of the key reasons why BlackBerry rules the smartphone roost in India has been the entry-level Curve 8520, released way back in August 2009. A basic smartphone without 3G and specs like a 2 MP camera, the 8520 was a mega-success primarily because it was affordable and provided access...
  • RIM launches BlackBerry Curve 9220 at Rs 10,990 April 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Struggling smartphone maker Research In Motion (RIM) unveiled a new device the BlackBerry Curve 9220 at an event in New Delhi on Wednesday. The phone was unveiled by Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif. Priced at Rs 10,990, the Curve 9220 is based on BlackBerry OS 7.1. RIM claims that the...
  • RIM to give out prototype BlackBerry 10 device March 24, 2012

    Toronto: Research In Motion plans to give developers a prototype BlackBerry 10 device to help them design applications for future smartphones that will run on a modified version of the software running RIM's poor-selling PlayBook tablet. The Canadian company made clear that the device was not a commercial BlackBerry 10 device,...