Tagged with: RIM

RIM considers split, handset unit sell-off: Palm ‘Groundhog Day?’

RIM considers split, handset unit sell-off: Palm ‘Groundhog Day?’

Research in Motion is considering splitting the company in two, according to a paywalled story by London’s The Sunday Times. The BlackBerry maker could see its struggling smartphone hardware sold off, and its data network retained or licensed to others. RIM is expected in the coming days to announce an operating loss for ...

5 ways Microsoft’s Surface may be better than an iPad

5 ways Microsoft’s Surface may be better than an iPad

It's sacrilege to some Apple fanboys. It's also something none of Apple's competitors have been able to claim since that "magical" day in early 2010. But when Microsoft unveiled the Surface tablet (actually a pair of them) Monday, the software company clearly had one ultimate goal: to make a tablet that's better than the ...

BlackBerry is Truly Over

BlackBerry is Truly Over

I very rarely call the "time of death" of a company.  It's really not my place.  But, after my customer service experience with RIM (Research In Motion, the makers of BlackBerry smart devices) the other day, I think it's safe to say that BlackBerry has passed on! RIM is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone ...

RIM names new COO, CMO

RIM names new COO, CMO

Research in Motion (RIM) on Tuesday appointed a new chief operating officer (COO) and chief marketing officer (CMO) as RIM prepares to launch BlackBerry 10 smartphones later this year in hopes of reversing a decline in its global smartphone share.  Read the full story at Computerworld ...

New BlackBerry Prototype Is Given to Developers

New BlackBerry Prototype Is Given to Developers

Research in Motion on Tuesday unveiled prototypes of the new BlackBerry 10 phone and operating system that the company hopes will be its salvation, in a form that looked quite rough around the edges. Among the features missing on the test phones given to software developers was the ability to actually make phone calls or ...

RIM’s Server Now Manages iPhone, Android Devices, Too

RIM’s Server Now Manages iPhone, Android Devices, Too

Acknowledging it is no longer a BlackBerry-only world, Research In Motion on Tuesday released the first version of its server software to manage other company’s mobile devices. The update to BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, as promised, can help businesses keep tabs on Android and iOS devices in addition to BlackBerry phones and ...

Twitter Updates BlackBerry App

Twitter Updates BlackBerry App

Twitter threw a bone to beleaguered BlackBerry owners on Monday with an app update that offers some parity to Twitter’s iOS and Android apps. The new Twitter for BlackBerry lets users share links to web pages directly from the browser and automatically shortens links you send from your phone. Read the full story at ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 2, 2012

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 2, 2012

Smartphones are trending up, they now account for almost 50 percent of mobile phones in the United States.  And, not surprisingly, feature phones are trending down – four out of five new mobile phone purchases are for smartphones.  The clear winner is Google, about 48 percent of smartphones are Android devices. iPhone ...

White House Email Down 23% Of The Time In Obama’s First 40 Days

White House Email Down 23% Of The Time In Obama’s First 40 Days

It's no secret that technology at the White House has improved since President Obama took office in 2009. But how bad was it before? It appears the first ever Blackberry having President and his staff had their work cut out for them.  Read the whole story at Computerworld ...

Shelly Palmer Chats About Wireless Spectrum, BlackBerry PlayBook Update and New Nook Tablet on Fox 5 News at 10

Shelly Palmer Chats About Wireless Spectrum, BlackBerry PlayBook Update and New Nook Tablet on Fox 5 News at 10

Shelly Palmer chats about the wireless spectrum deficit, RIM's overdue update to the PlayBook tablet and Barnes & Noble's newest Nook Tablet on Fox 5 News at 10. ...