First look at PlayBook 2.0 update

Research In Motion previewed its PlayBook OS 2.0 software update which is  expected to be available this February. The upgrade brings a number  of refinements to the user interface as well as much

Published on: January 12th, 2012 Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

RIM pins PlayBook hopes on Android app infusion

Research In Motion (RIM) is highlighting the native and Android apps available on its struggling PlayBook at the Consumer Electronics Show as it prepares to launch the first major overhaul of the tablet's

Published on: January 12th, 2012 Nancy Gorhing

BlackBerry board ready to oust founders as co-chairmen: report

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is reportedly on the verge of announcing a corporate shakeup that could see co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie relinquish their titles as co-chairmen.Independent director Barbara Stymiest is

Published on: January 4th, 2012 Sophie Curtis

Predictions 2012: Will RIM sink or swim?

Each year, the IT World Canada editorial staff locks itself in a boardroom, dissects the year that was and prognosticates on the year to come. It's an hour of reflection, discussion, argument, passive-aggression

Published on: December 27th, 2011 IT World Canada Staff

QNX: Software that’s literally under the hood

Many Canadians only heard of small, Ottawa-based QNX Software Systems for the first time when it was acquired by Research in Motion (RIM). It would be an important part of the struggling mobile

Published on: December 16th, 2011 Brian Jackson

8 tech trends to watch for 2012

2012 may be the year the tablet market gets a reality check, the cloudgets personal, Ultrabooks and Near Field Communication get a biggerpush, Windows 8 finally sees the light of day, and Research

Published on: December 12th, 2011 Christine Wong

BlackBerry gets it right with Curve 9360

by Yale Holder For fans of the BlackBerry Curve series, the 9360 model gets a decent grade for its purpose -  a value based messaging cell phone. Its affordable at $50 on a

Published on: December 7th, 2011 Yale Holder

Smartphones in 2012: HD screens, augmented-reality ready

Since the advent of the first modern smartphone--arguably the original Apple iPhone in 2007--the power of these mobile computing devices that also happen to make phone calls has advanced by leaps and bounds.Weak

Published on: November 14th, 2011 Jared Newman

RIM to keep PlayBook on Flash

Research in Motion will continue to use Adobe Flash Player, at least for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, even after Adobe announced it will discontinue Flash for the mobile Web. RIM also said in

Published on: November 11th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Why Adobe’s killing mobile Flash probably won’t affect you

If former Apple CEO Steve Jobs had lived just another month or so--he passed in early October--you can bet he'd be smiling right now--and possibly even fist pumping a la Jersey Shore.That's because

Published on: November 10th, 2011 Al Sacco

Research in Motion sees international bright spots amid troubles

There's little doubt Research in Motion faces problems, especially as its share of the global smartphone market shrinks and doubts emerge from some traditional enterprise users of BlackBerry who felt burned by a

Published on: November 7th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

BlackBerry outage prompts possible Canadian class-action suit

Research In Motion faces a possible class action lawsuit overrecent outages in its BlackBerry services earlier this month, and atrademark infringement complaint for its use of the BBX name for its upcoming platform

Published on: October 27th, 2011 John Ribeiro

Research in Motion unveils BBX OS, woos open source community

The BlackBerry DevCon conference kicked off in San Francisco on Tuesday with Research In Motion (RIM) Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis unveiling a brand new operating system for tablets and phones: BBX OS. The BBX

Published on: October 18th, 2011 Ginny Mies

Research in Motion’s future bleak with a chance of clearing

Mike Lazarus, a Sydney-based software design consultant, relies on his RIM BlackBerry daily to manage his contacts database, store important documents, and keep his information secure. "I use my mobile phone essentially as

Published on: September 7th, 2011 Ian Paul