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

Video Rewind: Better times for BlackBerry

It's been a rough week in Canada and around the world for Research in Motion as BlackBerry owners groaned over a sustained service outage and backlog.It wasn't long ago when RIM was enjoying

Published on: October 13th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

RIM services ‘fully restored’ though cause for failure unknown, CEO says

Update: BlackBerry service is fully restored for 70 million customers worldwide after three days of outages, Research in Motion announced today.But officials still don't have a definitive cause for the failure of a

Published on: October 13th, 2011 John Ribeiro

Six iPhone 5 features we expect to see

 by Kye Husbands After months of speculation, and I mean major speculation, Apple sent out invitations today for its October 4 “Let’s talk iPhone” event, so Kudos to my partner, who hit the

Published on: October 4th, 2011 Kye Husbands

9 nifty apps for the BlackBerry Bold 9900

By Nestor E. Arellano   Research in Motion's BlackBerry Bold 9900 is probably one of the company’s finest smartphone in recent years. Although its look may not be as bold as expected and

Published on: September 15th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Android wins top spot in global smartphone market share

The smartphone war seems to have been won definitively by Android, according to the latest data on Android's share of smartphones brought to global market over the past year.Behind that truth, however, the

Published on: September 9th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

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

Million-dollar BlackBerry heist remains unsolved

These BlackBerry smartphones are just too hot to handle. In fact you could end up in big trouble if authorities ever spot you with one of these phones. Just days following Research in

Published on: August 29th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

BlackBerry Bold 9930: slick, speedy, expensive

I reviewed the very first BlackBerry Bold 9000 way back in October 2008 so I was excited to get my hands on the latest addition to the Bold family, the pricey BlackBerry Bold

Published on: August 19th, 2011 Ginny Mies

BlackBerry Torch 9810: improved, but still underwhelming

Last year RIM introduced the BlackBerry Torch 9800, atouchscreen/QWERTY-keyboard hybrid. Almost exactly a year later, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 ($50 with a two-year contract from AT&Tas of August 16, 2011) has arrived.Designwise, the

Published on: August 17th, 2011 Ginny Mies

Six-year-old kid sells $10K worth of Apple products

By Kye Husbands With all the attention recently about RIM’s struggles (i.e. the BlackBerry maker) the question many have asked, is whether or not RIM will be able to compete with the likes

Published on: August 16th, 2011 Kye Husbands

RIM launches free BES-like service for small firms

Research in Motion Inc. (RIM) released BlackBerry Management Center (BMC) today, a free cloud-based smartphone management service that gives a taste of the capabilities found in BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES). Targeted at small

Published on: August 15th, 2011 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry 7 phones: 5 important things to note

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) this morning took the wraps off of three brand new BlackBerry smartphones, which, along with the upcoming Bold 9900/9930 devices, make up the bulk of the Canadian company's

Published on: August 5th, 2011 Al Sacco

New touch-screen BlackBerry Torch and Bold models unveiled

The new BlackBerry Torch models unveiled by RIM today feature impressive specifications, but their success will hinge on how well RIM's new operating system functions. The new BlackBerry models also have an updated

Published on: August 3rd, 2011 Brad Reed and Galen Gruman