RIM launches free BES-like service for small firms

Research in Motion Inc. (RIM) released BlackBerry Management Center (BMC) today, a free cloud-based smartphone management service that gives a taste of the capabilities found in BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). Targeted at small

Published on: August 15th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Smartphone sales grow despite mobile dip, Gartner says

Mobile phone sales floundered during the second quarter, in the wake of the earthquake in Japan. But smartphone sales continued to grow, as Android extended its lead in the operating system race, according

Published on: August 11th, 2011

Video Rewind: Why does the BlackBerry PlayBook disappoint?

Once the jewel of Canada's technology sector, the Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry maker can't seem to catch a break lately. Its stock is plunging downwards, its co-CEO team is under fire from company investors,

Published on: July 26th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

RIM layoffs could help company’s execution, analysts say

Early reaction was mixed to the 2,000 layoffs announced Monday by BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, as several analysts said RIM continues to face problems from aggressive smartphone and tablet competitors such as

Published on: July 26th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Accelerated: Waterloo’s culture of collaboration

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Throughout this series, we have often referenced startup accelerators and the important role they play in the commercialization ecosystem, as well as where government support fits into the

Published on: July 14th, 2011 Francis Moran

RIM hedges PlayBook sales target, report says

Waterloo, Ont.-based Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) has cut its sales target for PlayBook tablets in the second quarter to one-third of the original estimate, according to Taiwan-based suppliers cited in a report.RIM

Published on: June 23rd, 2011 Matt Hamblen

4G BlackBerry Playbook delayed until fall, RIM says

Research In Motion missed analysts' lowered revenue forecasts for its fiscal first quarter and said its outlook for the second quarter was lower than expected, as it reported its first-quarter results Thursday. RIM

Published on: June 17th, 2011 Marc Ferranti and Stephen Lawson

Startup lessons from Tungle.me founder Marc Gingras

By Alexandra Reid The Canadian startup community rang in another win recently as RIM, the maker of BlackBerry phones and the new PlayBook tablet, acquired calendar and scheduling application Tungle.me. RIM’s move to incorporate this

Published on: June 15th, 2011 IDG News Service

PR lessons from Playbook

By Linda Forrest A short while back, Canada's own Research in Motion began selling its long awaited Playbook tablet. You might have heard that this was coming, as the media was very hungry for

Published on: June 1st, 2011 IDG News Service

BlackBerry PlayBook update decreases battery life

Earlier this month, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) released a significant OS update for its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet that enabled a new PlayBook video chat application, as well as BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) functionality

Published on: May 19th, 2011 Al Sacco

RIM continues slide in eyes of mobile analysts

Another quarter ended with Research in Motion missing from IDC's ranking of Top 5 worldwide mobile phone makers as the Canadian manufacturer continues to face growing competition, much of it from lesser-known companies

Published on: May 2nd, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Video Rewind: First look at BlackBerry PlayBook

Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook launched in the U.S. last week and it's going on sale across Canada today. The tablet features a 7-inch touch screen at a resolution of 1024x700 and features

Published on: April 19th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Video Rewind: Ariana Huffington’s advice on BlackBerry use – in bed

With the news the Research in Motion is considering raising the curtain on its BlackBerry Messenger program and porting it to other platforms, even more mobile device users may soon be addicted to

Published on: March 17th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Wind Mobile close to announcing Playbook support

Wind Mobile’s product line may soon be a lot more appealing to businesses and consumers alike. Wind is close to announcing support for Research In Motion’s Playbook tablet and several new Google Android

Published on: January 26th, 2011 Brian Jackson