Predictions 2012: Will RIM sink or swim?

Each year, the IT World Canada editorial staff locks itself in a boardroom, dissects the year that was and prognosticates on the year to come. It's an hour of reflection, discussion, argument, passive-aggression

Published on: December 27th, 2011 IT World Canada Staff

RIM meets with UK regulators to discuss porn filter for BlackBerry

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) was summoned to a meeting with the UK communications regulator Ofcom yesterday, after it emerged that children are able to view pornography on its smartphones. According to

Published on: December 23rd, 2011 Sophie Curtis

Should RIM sell the BlackBerry brand?

Rumors about a potential sale of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) have been circulating for months, due largely to the Canadian company's ongoing struggles to retain its place in the competitive mobile market

Published on: December 23rd, 2011 Al Sacco

QNX: Software that’s literally under the hood

Many Canadians only heard of small, Ottawa-based QNX Software Systems for the first time when it was acquired by Research in Motion (RIM). It would be an important part of the struggling mobile

Published on: December 16th, 2011 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry to have modest comeback in 2012, Yankee Group predicts

Research in Motion Ltd. will hold onto its position among the top threesmartphone makers in the U.S. in 2012 but lose significant ground toAndroid phones in the next two years, Yankee Group Research

Published on: December 7th, 2011 Christine Wong

Alleged PlayBook hack leading RIM to fork in the road?

by Nestor E. Arellano As if the ignominy of having to slash the price of its first tablet device where not enough, Research In Motion it appears now has to investigate reports that

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

iPhone now more popular than BlackBerry in workplace, study finds

Apple's iPhone has overtaken RIM's BlackBerry devices as the top smartphone in the workplace, according to a new study from enterprise mobility services company iPass.iPass's latest Mobile Workforce report, which is released every

Published on: November 18th, 2011 Brad Reed

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 sees international bright spots amid troubles

There's little doubt Research in Motion faces problems, especially as its share of the global smartphone market shrinks and doubts emerge from some traditional enterprise users of BlackBerry who felt burned by a

Published on: November 7th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Is RIM taking too long to release BlackBerry outage peace offering?

by Nestor E. Arellano In cartoons, sitcoms and some real life situations, when a man makes a mistake in a relationship, he usually tries to patch things up with a bunch of flowers.

Published on: November 3rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

BlackBerry outage prompts possible Canadian class-action suit

Research In Motion faces a possible class action lawsuit overrecent outages in its BlackBerry services earlier this month, and atrademark infringement complaint for its use of the BBX name for its upcoming platform

Published on: October 27th, 2011 John Ribeiro

BlackBerry Cloud Services connect with Office 365

BlackBerry smartphones are a staple of mobile communications for many businesses, but some of the key productivity features have not been available to small and medium businesses. RIM is solving that, though, with

Published on: October 25th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Is BBX just a pipe dream?

RIM announced BBX to the world at a developers conference this week. BBX will be the new flagship OS for RIM, merging the BlackBerry 7 smartphone OS with the QNX OS that powers

Published on: October 20th, 2011 Tony Bradley