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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.

Unofficial Storm OS Leak

06/01/2009, Another day, another BlackBerry OS leak, with the Storm 9500 being in the center of the, er, storm this time round with the leaked copy of OS 4.7.0.151. Bear in mind that this is no official release, so make sure you make all the relevant backups on your...

BlackBerry 9630 Manual Leak

05/26/2009, There is no official BlackBerry 9630 out in the market just yet, but we now have a leak of the user guide – guess that’s just about it before it is officially released, having leaked images as well as videos of the device in action. Well, this...

BlackBerry Storm 9530 Update Leak

05/20/2009, We don’t suppose RIM has posted a vacancy for a plumber as they need one desperately to plug all of these BlackBerry OS update leaks that seem to come out too often to be accidents. The latest “victim” to fall under this leak would be...

RIM Says No To Netbooks

05/18/2009, RIM won’t get sucked into the netbook game, according to their co-CEO Jim Balsillie who has laid out a promise that they will remain 100% committed to phones and phones alone, although its closest competitors, with Nokia in particular, are already...

Cool9500 Storm 2 Clone

05/17/2009, Forget about waiting in line for the BlackBerry Storm 2 – there is a new clone in town known as the Cool9500, where it will come with a gold trim to underline your taste for the tacky while featuring something no RIM smartphone ever had to date...

AT&T BlackBery Curve 8900

05/13/2009, AT&T’s latest inventory snapshot shows yet another BlackBerry coming our way from the mobile carrier – the Curve 8900. This device will arrive for $199.99, accompanied by a 2-year contract and after $100 mail-in rebate. Sounds like a...

T-Mobile To Get BlackBerry 8520

05/07/2009, Guess T-Mobile will be the carrier of choice when it comes to offering the BlackBerry 8520 to the masses, although one will have to wait until Q4 later this year. As always, a price is not available to us so early in the game, but it could possibly end up...

BlackBerry Storm 2 In The Works

05/05/2009, Word on the street has it that the BlackBerry Storm 2 is in the works, and this word comes from no other than Jim Balsillie himself, who mentioned to Reuters that “we have next-generation devices with [touch] and the whole roadmap.” After all,...

BlackBerry 8900 OS 4.6.1.231 Leak

05/05/2009, BlackBerry 8900 owners, listen up! There is a new OS 4.6.1.231 leak out there, so proceed with caution if you’re one who loves living on the edge. We need not remind you that it would be prudent to make a backup of all your data before you install...

Google To Push Services On BlackBerry Devices

05/05/2009, Google has a new service for BlackBerry devices, pushing both Gmail and calendar items to native client software on RIM’s devices, further enlarging Google’s presence in the enterprise market. This service will be part of the Premier and...

RIM More Popular Than Apple

05/05/2009, Research In Motion (RIM) goes one up on Apple and its iPhone by being the most popular smartphone manufacturer during Q1 2009. The three-month period that ended in March saw RIM’s consumer smartphone market share increase by 15% to touch nearly 50%...