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 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

RIM must innovate BlackBerry now to beat ticking clock

Last week was an eventful one in the smartphone world: Google purchased Motorola Mobility, HP dropped WebOS, and--oh yeah!--Research in Motion announced the availability of its latest BlackBerry smartphones, all running the new

Published on: August 29th, 2011 Ginny Mies

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

PlayBook Android app almost here?

Research In Motion may be getting close to releasing the Android app player it promised for the PlayBook, judging from an old version of the player found on the BlackBerry.com Web site. The

Published on: July 25th, 2011 Nancy Gorhing

Consumer-focused trade-offs compromise Apple iOS, Android security: Symantec

Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile operating systems may have been built with security in mind, but both companies' efforts to appease consumer wants have also compromised business security needs, says a report

Published on: June 29th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

10 key issues when deploying tablets for business

Tablets - flashy consumer devices, good for nothing but reading online magazines, watching videos and checking on Facebook friends. That's how the iPad, Playbook and the host of Android-based tablet devices are typically

Published on: June 23rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

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

iPad, Playbook or Android

By now, CIOs everywhere have felt at least a little pressure to bring new-fangled tablets to the enterprise: Apple iPads, BlackBerry PlayBooks, even Android machines. But many claim security on tablets remains woefully

Published on: June 13th, 2011 Tom Kaneshige

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