Posts tagged with: Research in Motion
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    BlackBerry, formerly known as Research In Motion, has most definitely seen better days. It's on the brink of a buyout, with Fairfax offering a $4.7 billion bid, undergoing layoffs, and retreating from the consumer market. No thanks to rapid mobile innovation and operating systems like Android and iOS, BlackBerry has faced years of plummeting sales, profits, market share, and mind share. It wasn't always so bleak when talking about BlackBerry, however. Some of us remember the glory days quite well. To break up the pattern of the doom and gloom surrounding the failing company, we wanted to ...

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    Fifty-five percent is what Research in Motion’s US Market share was in 2009 -- the number differs depending on the source, but nonetheless above 50% -- and if you compare that with the below-five-percent figures (going as low as 1.4%) for December 2012, you’ll immediately recognize a monumental drop. Of course, key players like Android and Apple’s iOS contributed to RIM’s decrease, both platforms stealing the majority of BlackBerry users over time. Research in Motion’s recent history is quite agitated but the company that once ruled the mobile corporate world, becoming “just ...

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    A report, citing Lenovo's CFO, claimed last week that the company might consider the acquisition/merger or a strategic alliance with Research in Motion, in order to strengthen its mobile line-up. According to a company statement, the quote is out of context and pure speculation: "we are aware that Lenovo’s CFO [Wong] Waiming was speaking broadly about M&A strategy in a recent interview. RIM was raised as a potential target by the journalist and Mr. Wong repeatedly answered in a manner consistent with all of our previous statements on M&A strategy: Lenovo is very focused on ...

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    Those who were eagerly anticipating BlackBerry 10 devices will be deeply disappointed as Research In Motion has postponed the arrival of the gadgets until 2013 -- because development has "proven to be more time-consuming than anticipated". Unnamed sources said that the Canadian company is considering its options after admitting that the company might not survive with its current strategy. One of these options would be to follow Nokia's example and strike a strategic alliance with Microsoft to deliver BlackBerry handsets running on the Windows Phone platform. Such an option could also ...

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    Spotify is starting to take things seriously with the recent (and highly anticipated) iPad app and it's brand new, revamped Android flavor which now supports Ice Cream Sandwich-powered smartphones. However, those rocking Research in Motion-made phones can also join the streaming music party. If you hit up the source link below you will be taken to the BlackBerry App World page for Spotify where the current version has a timestamp in the future (of July 19, 2012). That aside, if you have a BB OS 5-, 6- and even some 7-powered smartphone(s), you can grab the app for free and take advantage ...

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    February 21 was a memorable day for BlackBerry Playbook owners who are around one million all over the world, because the platform refresh brought some changes like native email, calendar and contacts sync, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn integration. The BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 Beta should land today, if Michael Clewley's tweet, (he's the PlayBook Product Manager) is to be believed. He said "end of May" and it doesn't get more "end of May" than today. There is no change log yet attached to the platform refresh beta but according to the image above we can guess that it will at least ...

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