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RIM is the acronym for Research In Motion, the Canadian company behind the BlackBerry brand. RIM was founded in the mid 90s by Mike Lazaridis and with Jim Balsillie and went IPO (Initial Public Offering) in 1998. Its claim to fame was to make mobile email really effective and enterprises quickly adopted its devices and associated software and services which were highly lucrative. With the rise of iOS and Android devices, the BlackBerry franchise bumped into trouble and its decline prompted RIM to take a radical step by overhauling its BlackBerry operating system (OS) completely with QNX. The first version of the QNX BlackBerry OS is BlackBerry 10 or BB10.

Blackberry 10 phones release in… 2013!

06/28/2012, During its earnings conference calls, RIM said that its upcoming Blackberry 10 phones won’t be available before the “first quarter of 2013″. Even though most people who followed the call were expecting relatively bad news, few were...

BlackBerry 10 L-Series and N-Series user interface leaked

06/25/2012, The good people over at BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha did leak out the user interface as well as hardware specifications (although they did not reveal their entire suite of cards) on what the next pet project of beleaguered RIM is – where they are the...

RIM’s first BlackBerry 10 hardware ditches physical keyboard

06/21/2012, When we talk about BlackBerry devices, most of us would have this image in mind – a smartphone with a physical keyboard built right in for easy typing. In fact, it is safe to say that this signature form factor could also have been the thing that...

RIM has reportedly begun laying off employees

06/20/2012, RIM is certainly going through tough times now. With the decline in market share as far as the smartphone operating systems are concerned, and with one of their manufacturing partners calling it quits on them and with Blackberry 10 yet to launch, the...

RIM confirms 16GB Blackberry Playbook discontinuation

06/08/2012, Just yesterday we reported that thanks to a leaked email, it would appear as thought RIM would be discontinuing the 16GB version of the Blackberry Playbook tablet. At that time while the email did appear to be valid, it was not officially confirmed and...

16GB Blackberry Playbook appears to have been discontinued

06/07/2012, If you were hoping to get your hands on the 16GB version of the Blackberry Playbook, you might be out of luck. According to an email sent from RIM to a consumer, it seems that the company will be discontinuing the 16GB Blackberry Playbook model. This...

RIM gets to use BBM name without any implications

05/31/2012, Research In Motion (RIM) is certainly a company that could do with plenty of good news, considering the rather tough times that the company has fallen into recently. Well, good to hear that a federal court has ruled in favor of RIM, saying that the use of...

RIM launches BlackBerry PlayBook 2.1.0 beta for developers

05/31/2012, It was just a few days ago when we said that BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 beta will be rolling out in a few days time. And true enough, today, RIM has just launched the BlackBerry PlayBook 2.1.0 beta for developers. RIM explains that the beta will include...

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 beta rolling out in a few days’ time?

05/29/2012, Word on the street has it that Research in Motion (RIM) has every intention to roll out their first beta of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 before the month is over. Considering how there are just a couple more days after today before May makes way for...

RIM reportedly looking to cut 40% of its global work force

05/29/2012, While RIM used to be one of the top dogs, that position has since been filled by both iOS and Android who pretty much take up the majority of the smartphone platform marketshare. RIM is currently banking on its upcoming Blackberry 10 platform and its...