Awhile ago we had confirmation of the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook, and not long after that we saw it visit the FCC. Well, it looks like the tablet is finally on its way to retail outlets. The folks over at Mobilesyrup managed to get their hands on a screenshot of the launch plans for the tablet. The 4G LTE-capable tablet is scheduled to hit retail outlets in Canada on July […]
Due to text messages merely being text, sometimes our emotions are not conveyed or are misread. Some might take typing all in caps to be shouting and angry, while the person who sent it might have simply been too lazy to disable the caps lock. That being said, it seems the folks at RIM are thinking outside of the box when it comes to text messaging and have applied for […]
RIM and their collection of Blackberry smartphones have not exactly been doing too well in the past few years, and I suppose that they and Nokia can be pretty cozy bedfellows together. Well, RIM is not going just throw in the towel like that, and they do cater to folks who are not huge fans of swipe gestures. In fact, one of the main highlights of BlackBerry 10 would be […]
RIM has definitely not had that the best year: Its stock has fallen nearly 70% this year and they postponed the launch of BlackBerry 10 until 2013. We even heard the other day that RIM was selling off one of its corporate jets to save money. Today, the verdict at a court in San Francisco has dug RIM into deeper financial difficulty.
It sure looks like RIM can’t catch a break. According to reports online, Nokia has decided to file a new lawsuit against RIM for the infringement of three of its patents. According to reports online, the patents cover a “method and system for storing and transferring multimedia tags”, a “method and apparatus for updating the software of a mobile terminal using the air interface” and a “method for transferring resource […]
We won’t be getting our hands on any BlackBerry 10 devices anytime soon but that doesn’t mean that we can’t get a sneak peek of what’s in store for us. The folks over at N4BB managed to get their hands on images showing off what appears to be Facebook for BlackBerry 10. While the low-res images don’t give us a lot of detail to pore over, they’re good enough to […]
While RIM’s CEO has mentioned that the company isn’t in a “death spiral“, it sure looks like it’s doing a lot to stay afloat. The company was recently reported to have cut jobs, reduced vacation time and increased the number of working days for its employees in its Ottawa headquarters. Now it’s been reported that the company will be selling off one of its two corporate jets to save even […]
Video chat has been something that BlackBerry users have been missing out on for a while, and there was a lot of speculation that the feature would make its debut in BlackBerry 10 due to a leaked screenshot. This notion has been confirmed today by CEO Thorsten Heins at RIM’s annual shareholder’s conference. Heins also confirmed that BBM would stay exclusive to BlackBerry.RIM has been quite bold in its actions lately […]
We all know that BlackBerry isn’t doing too well right now, and that BlackBerry 10 is probably going to make or break the company’s comeback (though the fact that it is only being released next year isn’t helping very much). However, in an attempt to alleviate the fears of its fans and consumers, RIM’s CEO Thorsten Heins decided to have a Q&A session with readers of The Globe and Mail. […]
Research In Motion is reportedly limiting summer vacations and ordering six-day work weeks for many of its employees in its Ottawa headquarters. According to the daily newspaper Ottawa Citizen, RIM allegedly confirmed that it is curtailing vacations due to its plan to push out its highly anticipated BlackBerry 10 operating system sooner than expected. “The successful launch of the BlackBerry 10 platform, and the delivery of high quality, full-featured BlackBerry […]
Granted, we do know that the BlackBerry PlayBook did run into issues in terms of sales figures in the past, and beleaguered smartphone manufacturer RIM does not seem to be in too good spirits these days. There have been rumors in the past of the BlackBerry PlayBook 4G being launched, and in one of the more recent excerpts from RIM CEO Thorsten Heins, it does seem as though the BlackBerry […]
While RIM claims that it isn’t in a “death spiral“, things don’t look too good for the company. According to reports online, carriers are now demanding that RIM reduce the carrier fees it charges customers for its services. Out of all the phone manufacturers in the market – RIM is the only company to do such a thing, and it looks like carriers aren’t too pleased about it. In case […]
RIM has done something admirable today. In an extremely coordinated effort, RIM senior execs confronted the Canadian media to tell their side of the BlackBerry story and gain control over the message that was being depicted by observers. RIM CEO and President Thorsten Heins even wrote his own editorial on the current company’s status. Crackberry had the opportunity to sit down with new Executive VP of Global Sales and Regional […]
Speaking at CBC’s Metro Morning radio show today, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins said, “There’s nothing wrong with the company as it exists right now.” Seemingly in a move to convince both customers and investors that Research In Motion isn’t heading into a death spiral, the CEO said that the company will thrive and survive the tight competition against other giant mobile manufacturers.