Research In Motion

  • BB 10: Indian behind Blackberry's new avatar 31-01-2013 10:27 AM

    And the face of BlackBerry's new look is Indian-origin Vivek Bhardwaj - the head of RIM's software portfolio. ...
  • RIM to unveil Blackberry 10 today 30-01-2013 09:18 AM

    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 AppWorld to focus app quality, not quantity 16-11-2012 07:51 AM

    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...
  • Angry Birds finally available on RIM's PlayBook 22-12-2011 06:48 PM

    Toronto: It took seven months, but Research In Motion has finally delivered on a promise made by co-founder Mike Lazaridis. Angry Birds is available on RIM's PlayBook tablet. The widely popular game, where birds destroy the pigs who stole their eggs with the help of a slingshot, has long been...
  • Will RIM abandon BlackBerry to survive? 17-12-2011 04:24 PM

    Toronto: It might seem like corporate heresy but an increasing number of technology investors and experts are asking whether Research in Motion needs to ditch its BlackBerry handset business to survive. The idea that is gaining favour, albeit only among a minority of shareholders, would see the Canadian company fully...
  • RIM delays QNX phones, offers dismal outlook 16-12-2011 01:43 PM

    Toronto: Research In Motion posted a sharp drop in profit on Thursday, offered a dismal outlook for BlackBerry shipments around Christmas and delayed the likely arrival of a make-or-break overhaul of its smartphones, sending its shares tumbling. RIM's shares shed more than 7 per cent after the company said it...
  • US court bars RIM from using BBX trademark 07-12-2011 10:46 AM

    Bangalore: Software company Basis International Ltd said a US federal court in Albuquerque has granted a temporary restraining order against Research in Motion, barring the BlackBerry maker from using Basis' BBX trademark. The court decision bars RIM from using the BBX trademark at its Asian DevCon conference on December 7-8...
  • RIM writes off value of tablet inventory 03-12-2011 02:24 PM

    New York: Research In Motion Ltd., the struggling maker of the BlackBerry phones, is writing off much of its inventory of PlayBook tablets, since it has to sell them at a deep discount. The Canadian company on Friday said it's taking a pre-tax charge of $485 million in the just-ended...
  • RIM, Nokia deny use of Carrier IQ software 02-12-2011 12:50 PM

    Toronto: Research In Motion does not install, nor authorise, its carrier partners to install "Carrier IQ" monitoring software on its BlackBerry smartphones, the company said on Thursday. RIM made the statement after a security researcher said the "Carrier IQ" application, which can monitor what device users are doing, has been...
  • Hackers jailbreak RIM's PlayBook 01-12-2011 10:10 AM

    Toronto: Three hackers say they have exploited a vulnerability in Research In Motion's PlayBook tablet to gain root access to the device, a claim that could damage the BlackBerry maker's hard-won reputation for security. Root access means a user has permission to alter any file or program on a device...
  • RIM's India managing director quits 03-11-2011 11:38 PM

    New Delhi: BlackBerry maker Research In Motion's India operations head Frenny Bawa quit the company on Thursday to pursue other interests. "This is to confirm that Frenny Bawa, RIM's managing director for India, is leaving RIM in order to pursue other interests. We appreciate Frenny's past contributions to RIM's growth...
  • 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 sets up surveillance facility in Mumbai 28-10-2011 12:37 PM

    Mumbai: Research In Motion has set up a facility in Mumbai to help the Indian government carry out lawful surveillance of its BlackBerry services, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. RIM gave India access to its consumer services, including its Messenger services, in January this...
  • RIM delays PlayBook update 26-10-2011 12:29 PM

    Bangalore: Research in Motion said the software upgrade for its PlayBook tablet has been delayed to February next year. The tablet will ship without the Blackberry messenger (BBM)software, the company said in a blog post on its website. The PlayBook has been criticised because it cannot handle email routed through...
  • RIM accused of infringing BBX trademark 21-10-2011 01:37 PM

    Toronto: BBX, the operating system that Research In Motion is counting on to revive its floundering BlackBerry franchise, has run into trouble even before the company could install the system in its smartphone line. A New Mexico firm claims the "BBX" name is protected by trademarks it holds and is...
  • In India, BlackBerry's not just a corporate phone 19-10-2011 11:45 AM

    A few months after she joined Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, Ayesha Rachel became an addict. She just couldnt get enough of her BlackBerry Curve. I was a Nokia user but this thing is addictive, and no other phone gives me this value for my buck, she says while sending...
  • RIM offers free apps to appease BlackBerry users 17-10-2011 02:24 PM

    Toronto: Canada's Research In Motion Ltd said it will offer free premium apps worth more than $100, in a bid to appease its customers following BlackBerry service disruption last week. Research In Motion said the complete selection of premium apps will become available to download at BlackBerry App World for...
  • BlackBerry outage: CIOs shaken, but not jumping ship 14-10-2011 08:06 PM

    Mumbai: Availability and reliability are words that CIOs like, because the moment a server or an IT service or a network goes down, the CIO is in the firing line. Needless to say, the recent BlackBerry outage over three consecutive days wasnt something that CIOs would remember fondly, as they...
  • BlackBerry outages irk India 14-10-2011 01:12 PM

    New Delhi: A four-day service outage has cast a shadow over BlackBerry's reputation in India, one of the smartphone maker's few growing markets, where the frustration of hundreds of thousands of users could mean a chance for its rivals to gain ground. The repeated shutdowns of email and messaging services...
  • Blackberry services fully restored in India: RIM 14-10-2011 01:03 AM

    New Delhi: After three days of disruptions, BlackBerry services offering e-mail, messenger and other online services were restored, Canada-based Research in Motion said. "Email systems are operating and we are continuing to clear any backlogged messages. Support teams are working to minimise the impact on our customers... We are working...
  • BlackBerry's UK centre switch failure cause of disruption 13-10-2011 10:53 AM

    The reason behind the disruption in the BlackBerry services in the last four days was a switch failure in the UK centre. ...