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

RIM rumoured to be cutting 2,000 or more jobs

Research In Motion, the ailing maker of the BlackBerry, is planning to cut at least 2,000 staff as part of a global restructuring plan, according to reports.The restructuring could begin in the next

Published on: May 28th, 2012 John Ribeiro

Is the BlackBerry 10 too late to make a difference?

  by Yale Holder  RIM’s CEO Thorsten Heins unveiled the BlackBerry 10 operating system and a prototype phone for developers in Orlando, Florida. With no launch date communicated as yet, the phone is still

Published on: May 10th, 2012 Yale Holder

Express IT: Why BlackBerry should ditch the physical keyboard

The way some BlackBerry fans reacted to the possibility that Research in Motion would ditch its physical QWERTY keyboard last week, you'd think it was blasphemy.But with the most successful smartphones on the

Published on: May 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

RIM appoints new execs to head up marketing, operations

Research In Motion Ltd. has appointed a new chief marketing officer and chief marketing officer, filling two of the deepest voids on its management team.Frank Boulben is the new CMO, RIM announced today.

Published on: May 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

BlackBerry Music Gateway to enable NFC streaming

Research in Motion (RIM) has revealed its audio streaming BlackBerry Music Gateway. The small near-field communication (NFC) enabled gadget allows users to wirelessly stream music to a hi-fi, car stereo or other audio

Published on: May 2nd, 2012 Chris Martin

First look at BlackBerry 10 alpha

Research in Motion still has a long way to go before launching its first BlackBerry 10 smartphones, but the company is hoping to tide fans over with a sneak peak at the operating

Published on: May 1st, 2012 JR Raphael

CEO Heins shows off BB10 at RIM developers conference

Research in Motion Ltd. CEO Thorsten Heins gave the world its first look at the new BlackBerry 10 software this morning, which gives the smartphones a touchscreen instead of a keyboard, an improved

Published on: May 1st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Samsung tops Apple in smartphone sales: IDC

The worldwide smartphone market grew 42.5 percent year-over-year during the first quarter, as Samsung Electronics overtook Apple for the smartphone leadership position, according to IDC's estimates.Vendors shipped 144.9 million smartphones during the first

Published on: May 1st, 2012

BlackBerry to slip below 5 per cent smartphone share?

Research in Motion Ltd. is in danger of sliding below a five per cent share of the global smartphone market and may have to dip into its $2.1 billion cash stockpile, an analyst

Published on: April 30th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How to migrate from BlackBerry to Android

Finally jumping ship, huh? For better or for worse, you’re not alone: If market reports are anything to go by, Android phones have carved out about three-quarters of BlackBerry’s market share in just

Published on: April 27th, 2012 Alex Garnett

RIM Canada’s top ICT sales generator for 2011 with $20B in revenue

Despite its continuing troubles, Research in Motion Ltd. ranks first in this year's Branham 300 list of Canada's top ICT companies by revenue.RIM took in $20.2 billion inrevenue in 2011,dwarfing second-place BCE Inc.'s

Published on: April 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

RIM hires law firm for restructuring plan

Research in Motion Ltd. has hired a law firm to draw up a restructuring plan that might include selling off assets or opening up part of its proprietary BlackBerry network to boost revenue,

Published on: April 23rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

What’s going on in Waterloo?

By Francis Moran  Regular readers of my posts will know that I spend a fair bit of time in the Waterloo region where both the buzz and the substance of the startup scene

Published on: April 20th, 2012 Francis Moran