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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.

IBM considered purchasing RIM’s enterprise division

08/10/2012, Can you believe it? Word on the street has it that International Business Machines (IBM) did mull over the decision of purchasing Researcn In Motion’s (RIM) enterprise division. Bloomberg reported this based on a couple of unnamed sources, where IBM...

Samsung denies reports of licensing Blackberry 10

08/09/2012, Earlier today we reported that according to an analyst, Samsung was reportedly in talks with RIM about licensing Blackberry 10. This isn’t the first time that it has been suggested that a company was interested in either taking over the Blackberry arm...

Samsung could license BlackBerry 10

08/08/2012, There are whispers on the street pointing out that there is a slight chance of Samsung licensing RIM’s BlackBerry 10 operating system, although for the life of me, I do not see that happening anytime soon. Still, it remains a theoretical...

Blackberry+Android: instant coolness or sure death?

08/03/2012, Earlier today, we talked about how RIM, the company behind Blackberry phones, once contemplated switching to android. Instead, the company has chosen to stick to its gun and move forward with its upcoming operating system: Blackberry 10 (BB10). Was this...

RIM once considered the idea of switching to Android

08/03/2012, The times have been tough for Research In Motion. Yet its CEO, Thorsten Heins, remains firm in leading the company. In an interview with The Telegraph yesterday, Heins talked about how BlackBerry will survive and how other manufacturers could use its new...

RIM’s CEO talks about the possibility of licensing

08/03/2012, As some of you guys have probably surmised by now, RIM is not exactly in a good place at the moment. In the past there have been talks about RIM either selling out, or perhaps licensing its technology to help them gain more market share and to stay afloat...

RIM 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet announced

08/02/2012, When the first PlayBook from RIM was announced a few years ago, it did look as though it was going to give the Apple iPad a run for its money, but unfortunately, the PlayBook all but sizzled and faded out from the scene. It was more from the lack of...

BlackBerry 10 dev phone appears with RIM confirmation in tow

08/01/2012, RIM has just confirmed that a particular render of a yet unreleased (needless to say, it remains unannounced) BlackBerry device which was leaked by accident on the RIM’s developer website is the real deal. The device is known as Dev Alpha B, where...

10″ BlackBerry PlayBook spotted?

07/30/2012, It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything about the 10″ BlackBerry PlayBook, but now it looks like the tablet could actually be real. Some folks over at Tinhte managed to get of what appears to be a 10″ version of the PlayBook,...

RIM prepares PlayBook OS 2.1 update

07/27/2012, RIM’s PlayBook is not exactly the best selling tablet device in the market, which is rather disappointing when you consider the kind of potential it had, and we have word that the 4G BlackBerry PlayBook is due to launch, so RIM has done the...

BlackBerry 10 gets a fancy photo editor

07/26/2012, BlackBerry phones aren’t known for their photo editing capabilities especially without any third-party software installed, but it looks like that will change with BlackBerry 10. The folks over at CrackBerry have managed to get their hands on a...

New York Times drops BlackBerry App

07/25/2012, RIM is already a beleaguered company, and what they need the most at this moment would be a boost of good news – but that is seemingly lacking in generous measure this day, where the latest blow to hit RIM would be word that The New York Times (NYT)...

BlackBerry concept phone peeks at a potential QWERTY slider

07/24/2012, There is nothing quite like a concept for you to let your imagination run wild, right? After all, you need not be bogged down by details such as physical limitations or a shorter battery life due to the number of features you threw into the mix. Well,...