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 Web site. The

Published on: July 25th, 2011 Nancy Gorhing

My fantasy BlackBerry

By Yale Holder With all the recent talk about the premature death of the BlackBerry and in the wake of their recent AGM, what would your ideal blackberry cell phone look, and feel

Published on: July 18th, 2011 Yale Holder

BlackBerry gets UK win amidst company turmoil

RIM's BlackBerry might be losing to Android and the iPhone around the world but it is still packing in new users in the UK, research company Kantar Worldpanel ComTech has reported.In the 12

Published on: July 13th, 2011 John E. Dunn

RIM hedges PlayBook sales target, report says

Waterloo, Ont.-based Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) has cut its sales target for PlayBook tablets in the second quarter to one-third of the original estimate, according to Taiwan-based suppliers cited in a report.RIM

Published on: June 23rd, 2011 Matt Hamblen

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 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 RIM’s move to incorporate this

Published on: June 15th, 2011 IDG News Service

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

Why BlackBerry 9900 is dead in the water

By Kye Husbands Okay, maybe that wasn’t necessary, but so is this device. RIM announced the upcoming launch of the BlackBerry 9900 series at BlackBerry World 2011 in Orlando this week with the

Published on: May 10th, 2011 Kye Husbands

BlackBerry Playbook security divides work and play

One of Research in Motion's biggest challenges in a world of the iPhone and Android has been how to keep its products fun and fresh while maintaining the high level of security its

Published on: May 5th, 2011 Brad Reed

BlackBerry and Microsoft join forces on mobile search, maps

Microsoft's investment in putting its Bing search and maps in BlackBerry mobile devices by the fall holiday season pits Research in Motion and Microsoft against Google in a massive scramble for mobile search

Published on: May 4th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

RIM fights for BlackBerry relevance

Research in Motion rattled off a slew of product updates at its Blackberry World conference Monday, including two new Bold smartphones, the Blackberry 7 OS, and a couple of key apps for the

Published on: May 3rd, 2011 Jared Newman and Matt Hamblen

RIM continues slide in eyes of mobile analysts

Another quarter ended with Research in Motion missing from IDC's ranking of Top 5 worldwide mobile phone makers as the Canadian manufacturer continues to face growing competition, much of it from lesser-known companies

Published on: May 2nd, 2011 Matt Hamblen