For RIM, you are what you eat. The latest twist for tumbling company Research in Motion, they’ve chosen to change their name and branding to reflect who they really are. Instead of being the once-proud RIM brand, they will be known simply as “BlackBerry” going forward. This is a good move. It focuses all attention… Continue reading Research in Motion is now simply “BlackBerry”
Blackberry news blog N4BB has published what is believed to be the first image of the Blackberry 10 L-Series smartphone. It looks legitimate as there is no handset that matches this look and feel of the screen. If so, it’s both good and bad news for Blackberry fans. On one hand, it seems to… Continue reading Is this the Blackberry 10?
Blackberry Keyboard via Shutterstock In some ways, it’s simply a matter of circumstance. In others, it was missteps on their part that have contributed to their slow demise. Research In Motion is in the kind of deep trouble that companies as dominant as they were not too long ago rarely find themselves in so quickly.… Continue reading Interview with RIM CEO discusses the cataclysmic downfall of the company
Research In Motion has been the whipping post for tech bloggers for a couple of years, now. We’ve taken our own swipes at them here (and here, and here, and here), but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a smidgen of hope coming from the Blackberry maker. The hope is being broadcast loud and clear… Continue reading RIM is not in a “death spiral” according to their CEO
Here’s how it all breaks down: It doesn’t take an astute observer to realize that RIM is dying. It takes even less knowledge of the mobile industry to know that Microsoft desperately wants to compete and excel in phone and tablets. Both companies have problems that are best represented by two companies: Apple and Google.… Continue reading Should Microsoft buy Research in Motion?
There was an exchange between James T. Kirk and Spock regarding a proposed bailout of the beleaguered Klingon Empire. Kirk: Don’t believe them. Don’t trust them. Spock: They are dying. Kirk: Let them die. Today, the Klingons in question do not have boney ridges on their foreheads. They have no cloaking devices or batleths in… Continue reading RIM isn’t restructuring. It’s dying.
First and foremost, RIM is dying. Anyone with knowledge of their situation knows that they have already lost the war against Apple, Google, and even Microsoft when it comes to being a player in the mobile device industry even if they still have a substantial chunk of the market. Recent reports indicate that they were… Continue reading Could Amazon have saved RIM?
In lieu of a refund or cash considerations, Research In Motion (RIM) is offering an apps package normally valued at around $100 to compensate for the most major outage the company has ever had. The three-day+ outage likely presented major challenges for the business-heavy Blackberry users who often rely on the devices to stay connected… Continue reading The “Blackberry Down” compensation is an apps package, not cash
The drive towards domination of the smartphone market continues for Apple and Google as they approach a combined 70% choke hold. Symbian is all but non-existent, holding on to just under 2%. Microsoft has been unable to break the 6% barrier but hopes that they will be able to do so with the release of… Continue reading Android, iOS approach 70% combined smartphone market share
For the past couple of years, we have been waiting to see whether Research in Motion, the makers of the Blackberry, could rise to meet the challenge of iOS and, later, Android. And for a while, we were hopeful. Looking at RIM’s past and brand loyalty, there was much reason to believe they would succeed… Continue reading It’s time to call it: The Blackberry will never rise again