Tagged with: RIM

HTML5: Will It Ever Live Up To The Hype?

HTML5: Will It Ever Live Up To The Hype?

HTML5 is the latest iteration of the standard used by web programmers and developers. When completed in 2014, it will enable developers to write-once-run-anywhere (WORA) for consistent, cross-platform experiences across all operating systems and browsers. For example, a developer could create a single application with ...

RIM shows off new BlackBerry 10 phones

RIM shows off new BlackBerry 10 phones

Research In Motion unveiled new BlackBerry smartphones to global wireless carriers at a special event in its home base of Waterloo, Ontario but it is still months away from starting to sell them. Smartphones running the new BlackBerry 10 operating system are critical to RIM's survival but those phones will only be available ...

Android And BlackBerry Safer Than iOS For SMS

Android And BlackBerry Safer Than iOS For SMS

A flaw discovered recently in Apple's iPhone could allow nefarious people to hack SMS messages. According to AdaptiveMobile, the iPhone stands alone with this security hole. AdaptiveMobile tested the exploit in the iPhone and compared it to Android, BlackBery, Symbian, and Windows Mobile. All the other platforms remained ...

RIM CEO says company ‘seriously’ considered switch to Android

RIM CEO says company ‘seriously’ considered switch to Android

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins’s interview with the Telegraph on Thursday made headlines for his admission that the company can’t keep up with Apple and Samsung without outside help. But there’s another interesting nugget buried within the interview that didn’t get quite as much attention: Heins says that RIM took a long, ...

4G BlackBerry PlayBook to launch this month despite RIM’s torrid tablet past

4G BlackBerry PlayBook to launch this month despite RIM’s torrid tablet past

Research In Motion has not found success in the tablet market quite yet. The struggling smartphone vendor crossed over to the tablet space last year with its debut slate, the BlackBerry PlayBook, and it was met with mixed early reviews. There was nothing mixed about the half-billion dollar charge RIM had to take in the ...

How to save RIM: ‘Pull a reverse Apple’

How to save RIM: ‘Pull a reverse Apple’

We all love to point and laugh when bloggers and tech writers tell us what massive multi-billion dollar public companies “need to do” to survive, or how they can easily “be saved.” When the writer offering advice is the co-founder and former CEO of a successful public company, however, his advice might at least be ...

While trying to save over $1 billion, RIM forced to pay $150 million in patent suit damages

While trying to save over $1 billion, RIM forced to pay $150 million in patent suit damages

A northern California jury recently found that troubled handset-maker Research In Motion infringed upon Mformation Technologies’s patent covering a remote management system for wireless devices. The Waterloo-based company must now pay $147.2 million in damages, Reuters reported. The damages amount to an $8 royalty fee for ...

RIM exec: New BlackBerrys will impress

RIM exec: New BlackBerrys will impress

The CEO of embattled BlackBerry maker Research in Motion says he isn't satisfied with the company's performance, but he's excited about its prospects with the upcoming BlackBerry 10 system. The past year has been very difficult, Thorsten Heins said during a shareholders meeting in Waterloo, Ontario, on Tuesday. Less than ...

Verizon’s Share Everything Plan

Verizon’s Share Everything Plan

Ever feel confused while staring at your cell phone bill? Of course you have. Even I’ve found myself scratching my head looking at bills for my family’s four phones, three tablets and two mobile hotspots.  In an interview this week, Verizon Wireless Director of Pricing Steve Mesnick said the company spoke to over ...

RIM posts huge Q1 miss: First net loss in 8 years, BlackBerry 10 launch delayed, 5,000 jobs cut

RIM posts huge Q1 miss: First net loss in 8 years, BlackBerry 10 launch delayed, 5,000 jobs cut

Analysts anticipated another miss ahead of Research In Motion’s first-quarter earnings report on Thursday as sales continue to stall ahead of the struggling smartphone vendor’s first BlackBerry 10 smartphone launch, which is expected this October. RIM warned in late May that it would likely see an operating loss in the ...