Tag: RIM

Shut your mouth! Blackberry 10 time shifting on the camera

Not that all you Android and iPhone afficionado’s out there will notice or care, but the Blackberry Jam: America’s conference is underway, and along with the traditional sneak peeks at up-and-coming goodies, they promo’d their latest OS developments. Its been a while since we’ve had some truly simple …

RIM rocks on with Blackberry 10

  “Because sometimes it just has to be said through music”. We suspect someone in RIM uttered those words, and to show the world that the RIM execs have a sense of humour, a music video was born and posted on youtube. One of the most amusing thing has …

BB10 gets screen resolutions confirmed.

  Recently RIM CEO, Thorsten Heins, has had a bit of a hard time; he’s in charge of a company whose handsets are starting to look outdated and they seem to be lacking ideas. But, the promised land of BB10 is just around the corner and the company …

“No death spiral here”, says RIM CEO

During a visit to London, CEO of RIM, Thorsten Heins, was impressed to see BlackBerry handsets in use and told The Telegraph that… Surely that’s not bad for a company that one analyst recently suggested was “in a death spiral”. Mr Heins also takes a swipe at Windows …

Opinion: Apple, Beauty or the Beast?

I listened with interest to Jamie’s self confessed rant on the Coolsmartphone podcast number 4 where he describes in great detail his thoughts on Apples actions around the patent lawsuits. It is really worth a listen, not only does his passion come across but so does the complexity …

Another problem for RIM as the carriers complain!

The same week RIM announced their planned saviour, BB10, was delayed, they posted another loss and now the company has also heard rumblings from carriers that they’re not overly content either. Bloomberg has claimed that carriers like AT&T and Verizon have requested that RIM reduces the cost of …

RIM post large losses, cut jobs and delay Blackberry 10

5000 jobs are set to be axed by Blackberry maker RIM as the company announced a $518m (£334m) net loss in the three months to June 2nd. This, when compared to the $695m profit made in the same period last year, shows how the tide has turned. Sales …

RIM Reports operating loss, jobs to go

Overnight Research In Motion (RIM) announced “significant” job cuts and has warned it will make a loss in the latest quarter. Chief Exec, Thorsten Heins, stated that… The on-going competitive environment is impacting our business in the form of lower volumes and highly competitive pricing dynamics in the …

Android Still on the rise, Blackberry still on the drop.

A little while ago I posted regarding the loss of market share for Blackberry and how Android is gaining as the days and months go past. Well, these figures have been confirmed once again as IDC have published their latest figures for Quarter 1 2012 showing shipments and …

Windows Phone On the Rise?

New figures published by Kantar Worldpanel reveal that Windows phone is finally on the rise.  Helped by Nokia’s new range of Windows Phone handsets they now have a 6% market share in Germany and 4% in the United Kingdom, France, Italy and the US. Android however stretched their …

RIM in Court for Allegedly Stealing BlackBerry Infrastructure Idea

If ever there were a time to kick a dog when it was down, this would be it. In the months before the long-awaited BBX10 handsets from the Canadian messaging powerhouse, new litigation could threaten to cost them millions in cold hard cash if the verdict doesn’t go …

Blackberry OS10 to make its debut in October?

The troubled smartphone maker RIM has slated October for its make or break release of BB10, the new operating system based on the best parts of QNX that powers the Playbook and BB7 which is currently on the Bold series.  RIM’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, has stated we’ll see …

RIM Posts big quarterly loss

Well, we kinda knew that RIM were going through a rough patch, but figures released today show a loss of £78 million in the last three months. This compares to a £588.1 million profit for the same period last year. The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet failed to impress and, …

Blackberry Torch 9860 hands on and full review.

It was Friday when I received a rather large package addressed to me. Inside, the Blackberry Torch 9860. First up, I’ve got to admit that I absolutely love this handset. I have had plenty of time to have a little play and a fiddle with this device, so …

RIM: Free app apology

RIM are offering some free apps to all Blackberry users affected by last week’s service problems. Ill timed to say the least as the iPhone 4S was due for release not long after so RIM are trying to hold on to the disgruntled by giving away some premium …

BlackBerry problems continue

If you’ve got a BlackBerry (let’s admit it, a few of us have to use them for work phones), then you’ll probably have heard and experienced the issues they’re having at the moment. It’s another day of disruption and a rather worrying admission by RIM, who have tweeted …

comScore figures hold no good news for Microsoft

Back in March Android leapt to the top of of the comScore chart but we also spotted the start of a very worrying Microsoft slope. The Micorosft share according to the March numbers showed a drop in share from 9.7% (October 2010) to 8% (January 2011). Back then …

RIM facing delays over Bold 9900 release

Once again, Research In Motion are facing a setback. BGR has reported that the Bold 9900, Blackberry’s flagship device, will be delayed perhaps until September. RIM announced earlier this year that the device would be released globally this summer. With the next iPhone set to launch (probably) at …

PlayBook, Motorola Xoom and iPad compared

One for your lunch-time viewing today – Rory Cellen-Jones has just added a video on the BBC website comparing the iPad, Motorola Xoom and Blackberry PlayBook. In the video Mike Lazaridis, from RIM, shows some of the features of their new tablet and how it stacks up against …

Platform Wars

Platform wars, is Apples way the only way? With the enormous growth of the smartphone, and the never ending war between platform makers to be the dominant force, are we looking at a future dominated by the curated, closed platforms, and will Android have to become more regulated …