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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.

RIM reportedly keeping its BBM exclusive to BlackBerry devices

05/24/2012, RIM may have lost its dominance in the global smartphone market, but its messaging service, BBM  is still widely popular. According to the Wall Street Journal, Research In Motion CEO, Thorsten Heins, has debunked rumors that the company is offering its...

Blackberry Playbook with LTE gains FCC approval

05/22/2012, We know that RIM has announced that the Blackberry Playbook tablet will be getting an upgrade in the form of an LTE version, but just when exactly will we be able to see the device hit the shelves? While a specific date of release has yet to be confirmed,...

RIM patents phone battery charging holster

05/16/2012, RIM might not be doing gangbusters at the moment, but this does not mean that the company is about to go down in flames so soon. It might still take some time, and you know for sure that the Canada-based company is not going to have its flames snuffed out...

BlackBerry 10 features taken for a ride

05/14/2012, What you see above is BlackBerry’s future – more specifically, flagship features of the next generation BlackBerry 10 operating system that were demonstrated to the press at a media briefing in London earlier this morning. The hardware is...

RIM looks at two new fuel cell patents

05/11/2012, RIM seems to be piling up on the research and development budget recently, with the Canadian-based smartphone manufacturer recently filing a couple more two patent applications to the USPTO, where both of them are related to the use of fuel cells in an...

Blackberry 7 devices get the Pentagon’s approval

05/10/2012, While it certainly looks like things are headed downhill for RIM (hopefully Blackberry 10 will turn things around!), there are still those out there who love RIM’s Blackberry devices for its design and its security features and if you’re trying to...

RIM Patents Trapezoidal Physical Keyboard

05/09/2012, RIM has been granted the patent for what seems like a trapezoidal physical keyboard that apparently makes typing easier especially with larger thumbs. We know that RIM is good at making physical keyboards that provide an amazing tactile experience while...

BlackBerry Curve 9320 announced, has BB OS 7.1 and BBM button in tow

05/09/2012, RIM has, at long last, announced the BlackBerry Curve 9320 which has been a long time in coming. After all, it seemed to have paid a visit to many a country over the past few months without ever being made official, but as with most of the good things in...

Blackberry 10 device names outed in alpha software

05/08/2012, A while back thanks to various leaks and speculations, several names of upcoming Blackberry 10 devices were revealed. Unfortunately the names at that time could not be confirmed as they did not come from official sources, but it looks like whoever leaked...

RIM confirms plans for LTE BlackBerry Playbook

05/03/2012, A couple of days ago, we were in two minds as to whether there will be a 4G LTE BlackBerry Playbook released to the masses in the future, and promised to bring you the latest updates should there be any breaking news. Well, here we are today, and we have...

BlackBerry 7 smartphones to miss BlackBerry 10 boat

05/02/2012, RIM’s most recent announcement of the BlackBerry 10 operating system has breathed new hope into the company, and it does not look too likely that RIM will go belly up in a few months’ time, but it always pays to tread on the side of caution....

RIM will continue making phones with physical keyboards

05/02/2012, So far based on the alleged leaked photos we’ve seen of Blackberry 10 handsets, it appears that full touchscreen would be one of its selling features. That being said, RIM’s series of Blackberry devices have been known for their comfortable and easy...