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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 L-series design confirmed in latest Dev Alpha beta?

09/26/2012, There have been a couple of leaks in the past of RIM’s upcoming Blackberry L-series handset, a device that will feature a full touchscreen display and will run on Blackberry 10. Given that RIM has yet to officially take the wraps off the device, some...

Blackberry service outage equals more woe for RIM

09/21/2012, Research In Motion (RIM) is not exactly doing that great at this point in time, shrinking market share and all that, but Murphy is certainly having a fun time with RIM as there is word that Blackberry users have been hit by a service outage this morning....

Blackberry 10 L-Series smartphone teardown

09/19/2012, We did catch some leaks of a photo as well as a rendering of the upcoming Blackberry 10 L-Series smartphone sometime this week, where this is one device that will roll off RIM’s production lines that will not come with their signature physical keyboard....

RIM bags license to use Microsoft’s exFAT file system

09/18/2012, Microsoft has inked a deal with Research-In-Motion according to which, the BlackBerry maker will be able to make of use of Microsoft’s exFAT file system. The scope of the deal includes ‘certain BlackBerry devices’, which we are expecting...

BBM will be making its way onto Dev Alpha devices later this month

09/18/2012, As some of you guys have probably surmised by now, BBM to RIM is probably one of the key features that sets their products apart from the competition, so much so that despite it being an acronym for Blackberry Messenger, it has been inducted into the...

Another Blackberry 10 L-series photo has leaked online

09/18/2012, Another day, another Blackberry 10 L-series leak – alright perhaps not, but it looks like another L-series photo has been leaked. Unfortunately these leaks still show serial numbers on them which could suggest that they are merely test units and might...

Verizon’s CFO says not to count RIM out

09/14/2012, While the focus might be on Android and iOS at the moment, let’s not forget that as far as smartphones are concerned, RIM’s Blackberry devices used to reign supreme. However lately the company has taken quite a bit of hits, although many are hoping...

BBM term makes its way into latest Collins English Dictionary

09/14/2012, If you own a Blackberry, then hearing the word “BBM” probably conjures the thought of RIM’s Blackberry Messenger. However it seems that the term has become so synonymous with Blackberry Messenger that the Collins English Dictionary has been updated...

HTC not opposed to the idea of licensing Blackberry 10

09/11/2012, We know that RIM is not adverse to the idea of licensing out its Blackberry platform. After all given the state that they are in at the moment, having big name manufacturers churn out Blackberry devices could help them cover more market share, but who...