Tablets dead in five years? No way

“In five years, I don’t think there’ll be a reason to have a tablet anymore.” That was BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, in an interview with the Bloomberg news service on Monday. Now, I

Published on: April 30th, 2013 Dave Webb

3 things you need to know about BlackBerry’s earnings report

BlackBerry surprised analysts today by releasing a financial earnings report for its fourth quarter that showed profits instead of losses. The shipment of 1 million BlackBerry Z10 smartphones in the limited markets where

Published on: March 28th, 2013 Brian Jackson

iPad playbooks Baltimore Ravens’ secret weapon for Super Bowl

We've long heard tell of the vision of the paperless office, but what of the paperless football locker room? The Baltimore Ravens will be putting that approach to the test this Sunday with

Published on: January 31st, 2013 Brian Jackson

iPad mini arrival reignites screen-size dilemma

It’s far from a secret by now that Apple Inc. plans to release an iPad Mini by the end of the month.According to supposed leaks reported by 9to5Mac, Apple will launch the new

Published on: October 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

RIM’s PlayBook OS 2.1 update targets BYOD trend

Research in Motion released an update for the PlayBook OS today that boosts security features on the tablet. The PlayBook OS 2.1 update adds full encryption for personal datastored on the PlayBook, an

Published on: October 3rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Hands on with BlackBerry PlayBook LTE

Research in Motion (RIM) has a new BlackBerry PlayBook out on the market. So what's different about this tablet compared to the one it launched more than a year ago?Aside from two key

Published on: August 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

When the disruptive get disrupted

A disruptive technology or disruptive innovation is one that, when introduced, either radically transforms markets, creates brand new markets or destroys existing markets for other technologies. As you can imagine, it is very

Published on: August 8th, 2012 Rob Whent

BlackBerry Playbook with cell connectivity launches Aug. 9

Research in Motion (RIM) will release a new version of the BlackBerry Playbook in Canada Aug. 9 with support for 4G LTE networks, the Waterloo, Ont.-based firm announced today.The previous model of the

Published on: August 2nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

BlackBerry 10 to enhance BBM to include video chat

BlackBerry 10 smartphones, slated to come in early 2013, will rely heavily on improved BlackBerry Messenger social networking tools, including new video chat capabilities, Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins told shareholders during

Published on: July 10th, 2012 Matt Hamblen

RIM celebrates 3 billion downloads on App World

After months of gloomy news to report, Research In Motion finally has something to brag about: its app store, BlackBerry App World, just passed 3 billion app downloads. It took BlackBerry users just over three

Published on: July 9th, 2012 JR Raphael

Microsoft’s Surface tablet – I believe!

I have been thinking about what I would say about Microsoft’s Big Announcement on June 18th that they will be releasing not one but two tablets into the marketplace sometime before the end

Published on: June 24th, 2012 Rob Whent

Inspirational Toronto man takes social media activism to new heights

A man who had his legs amputated below the pelvis at the age of 5 is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and sharing every step he takes via social media.The steps that Spencer West takes

Published on: June 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

RIM kills 16G PlayBook

Think the $199 BlackBerry 16GB PlayBook is a bargain?Don't wait to long too buy one then. Research in Motion today announced that it will not be making any more of the budget tablets

Published on: June 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

As RIM weighs its options, shouldn’t you be doing the same?

RIM's ship is sinking. The company announced its second straight losing quarter, and plans to let a significant number of employees go. It has also reportedly enlisted the support of J.P. Morgan Securities

Published on: May 31st, 2012 Tony Bradley