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

Leaked spec sheets build buzz for RIM’s new BlackBerry 10 phones

Drips and drabs are leaking out of the Research and Motion camp about what's in store for the company's new BlackBerry 10 smartphones. While we have to warn upfront that leaks about product

Published on: October 2nd, 2012 Christine Wong

RIM posts $235 million Q2 loss

Research in Motion's second quarter earnings beat the Street on Thursday but not by enough to quell pessimism about the company's longterm future. The Waterloo, Ont. maker of BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tabletsposted

Published on: September 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

BlackBerry gets a ‘D’ in back-to-school phone sales

Looks like a lot of students didn't head back to school with a BlackBerry or Windows phone in their backpacks this year. Vancouver-based iQmetrix surveyed 7,000 wireless retailers in NorthAmerica between July 23

Published on: September 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

Heins apologizes for RIM outages in Europe, Africa

Not again. Research in Motion suffered another service outage on Friday, and itcame about a year after the first massive one. When the dust had cleared around midday on Friday, RIM said about

Published on: September 21st, 2012 Christine Wong

RIM updates Fusion while founder Lazaridis pledges $100M to nano lab

Remnants of Research in Motion's glorious past are still garnering more headlines than its present efforts to get back on track. Case in point: RIM released an update today of its Fusion mobile

Published on: September 20th, 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

Waterloo will be razed by RIM’s funeral pyre

By Francis Moran A recent article in The Verge posited the not uncommon suggestion that as goes RIM, so go the fortunes of its home town, Waterloo. Now, I’ve been travelling down to Waterloo

Published on: August 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

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

Why BlackBerry fans should be (even more) worried now

Research In Motion late Thursday said release of BlackBerry 10, the company's last-ditch effort to keep BlackBerry smartphones relevant, will be delayed until the first three months of 2013.The company says getting BB10

Published on: June 29th, 2012 Ian Paul

RIM posts $518 million Q1 loss, cuts 5,000 jobs, delays BB10

Reseach In Motion saw revenue plunge 33 per cent in the quarter ending June 2 to $2.8 billion compared to the previous quarter, causing it to suffer a net loss of $518 million,

Published on: June 28th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Axe falls at RIM as “hundreds” laid off in Waterloo

The axe is falling at Research in Motion.Rumors that jobs will be cut at the Waterloo, Ont. firm are now areality.  At least one RIM employee in that city tweetedyesterday that “hundreds” of

Published on: June 20th, 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