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BlackBerry's new Q10 handset for those who crave a real keyboard
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More Layoffs Looming at RIM

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For Research In Motion summer layoffs are becoming an annual event. In July of 2011, the struggling maker of BlackBerry smartphones sacked 10 percent of its global workforce — some 2,000 employees — as “a prudent and necessary step for the long term success of the company.” Now it’s gearing...
More Layoffs Looming at RIM
Verizon doesn't care about BlackBerry or Windows Phone -- it just wants to beat the iPhone

BLACKBERRY: We're Killing It With These New Phones (BBRY)

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Take this as you would like, but BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins says the new BlackBerry 10-based phones are selling well. We'll have more shortly, but for now, here is his statement: "In Canada, yesterday was the best day ever for the first day of a launch of a new BlackBerry...
BLACKBERRY: We're Killing It With These New Phones (BBRY)
RIM CEO confirms there's no upgrade path from BlackBerry 7 to 10
RIM CEO announces purges, wants to recapture love of enterprise IT

Coming Up Live: RIM Talks Up BlackBerry 10 Devices to Wall Street

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Things last quarter weren’t quite as bad as expected for BlackBerry maker Research In Motion. But, the company is in for another rough quarter as it enters the ultra-competitive holidays with nothing but its aging crop of BlackBerry 7-based devices. However, on a conference call with investors and analysts, RIM...
Coming Up Live: RIM Talks Up BlackBerry 10 Devices to Wall Street
RIM Drops Research In Motion And Rebrands As BlackBerry, Trading As BBRY

RIM Director: Our New CEO Isn't a Moron Like the Rest of You

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Research in Motion’s leadership change was a long time coming not because its former co-CEOs refused to cede power, but because there was no one inside the company or out who was capable of running it properly — until now. Seriously? Seriously, says RIM director Roger Martin, who scoffs at...
RIM Director: Our New CEO Isn't a Moron Like the Rest of You

See You in Coach, RIM!

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With its shares trading at eight-year lows amid dwindling sales and falling revenue, Research In Motion is getting creative with its cost-cutting measures. Really creative. It’s selling off a corporate jet to raise cash. The struggling BlackBerry maker has put its nine-passenger Dassault Falcon 50EX up for sale, people familiar...
See You in Coach, RIM!

RIM: QWERTY BlackBerry 10 phone launches in 'close proximity' to its all-touch cousin

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RIM hasn't had much good news to offer along with its glum fiscal first quarter, but it has given a reason to mark early 2013 on the calendar if you're a BlackBerry fan. CEO Thorsten Heins revealed during the results call that the first QWERTY BlackBerry 10 phone will...
RIM: QWERTY BlackBerry 10 phone launches in 'close proximity' to its all-touch cousin
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins: BlackBerry 10 is a laptop killer
RIM and Netflix dropped from NASDAQ-100 financial index as Facebook gains a seat

LAZARIDIS: I've Been Planning To Step Down From RIM For Years (RIMM)

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Former RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis gave a lengthy exit interview to The Record yesterday where he explains his next move after stepping down last week. As far as we can tell, this is the only interview either he or RIM's other co-CEO Jim Balsillie have given since they stepped...
LAZARIDIS: I've Been Planning To Step Down From RIM For Years (RIMM)

Boot up: Instagram v Vine, Playbook woes, Microsoft v BSkyB, and more

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Plus Firefox's new logo, are handsets heading for a 'black summer'?, the problem in San Francisco and moreA burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamA week after Instagram's video launch, Vine sharing tanks on Twitter >> MarketingLandIt's now been a full week...
Boot up: Instagram v Vine, Playbook woes, Microsoft v BSkyB, and more
BlackBerry CEO Comes Out Swinging At BlackBerry Live

RIM's Lazaridis backs new CEO Heins, buys $50M in company stock

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Former Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) co-CEO Mike Lazaridis said that he and former co-CEO Jim Balsillie had been planning to step down for several years, and he expressed confidence in the BlackBerry maker's new CEO, Thorsten Heins. To back up his confidence in the company's future and turnaround prospects, Lazaridis...
RIM's Lazaridis backs new CEO Heins, buys $50M in company stock

Lazaridis says RIM groomed Heins for CEO

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RIM's departing co-chief Mike Lazaridis chose an unofficial exit interview this weekend to uncover the amount of preparation for new CEO Thorsten Heins. He explained to The Record that they had started succession plans years ago and that Heins had been kept in mind. He was a "star" already, but...
Lazaridis says RIM groomed Heins for CEO

Samsung And RIM Rumored To Be Tied Up In BB10 Licensing Talks

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How does that old saying go again? “Everything old is new again?” That exactly how I feel about the RIM rumors that have been making the rounds today. According to a bit of analyst chatter, Samsung has their eyes on Waterloo-based RIM, and more specifically the new mobile operating system...
Samsung And RIM Rumored To Be Tied Up In BB10 Licensing Talks

Skype and Moog now available for BB10.1

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Amongst the flurry of announcements this morning at BlackBerry Live in Orlando, CEO Thorsten Heins finally made good on an app promise from this past January. Yes, Skype is now available on the Z10. Users that want to make VoIP calls will have to upgrade to the latest iteration...
Skype and Moog now available for BB10.1

At This Point, RIM's Shareholders Are Getting What They Deserve

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Earlier today, RIM’s shareholders decided that logic is no fun, and that reason is a downer. What indicated this? Only that the board of directors would be re-elected with nary a word of complaint. Yes, this is the same board that has let the company slip into the abyss,...
At This Point, RIM's Shareholders Are Getting What They Deserve
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Pot kettle BlackBerry: Thorsten Heins thinks the iPhone is outdated

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Apple had the best-selling smartphone during the last two quarters of 2012 and its corporate profits, driven primarily by the iPhone, are through the roof — it made over $13 billion in the last quarter alone. Yet its competitors smell blood. Samsung attacked first, with its 2012 ad campaign making...
Pot kettle BlackBerry: Thorsten Heins thinks the iPhone is outdated

RIM: first BlackBerry 10 devices to focus on mid-range and up, entry-level may be ready in 2013

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RIM's Q2 earnings details have had a common theme of a silver lining to darker clouds, and that edge may have grown a bit brighter with hints of the company's longer-term BlackBerry 10 roadmap. When asked about the release strategy, CEO Thorsten Heins said that the first BB10 devices...
RIM: first BlackBerry 10 devices to focus on mid-range and up, entry-level may be ready in 2013

RIM won't save itself by withdrawing from consumer markets

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There's a Canadian mobile phone executive who is probably humming a happy tune right now and has a little extra spring in his step this morning. However he doesn't work for Research In Motion (RIM), the BlackBerry maker which last night announced a $125m quarterly loss as it saw revenues...
RIM won't save itself by withdrawing from consumer markets

RIM CEO: We are not abanoning physical keyboards

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Research In Motion's CEO Thorsten Heins met with a roomful of reporters at the company's annual conference and clarified RIM's position on its physical keyboard. [Read more]...
RIM CEO: We are not abanoning physical keyboards

RIM Expects Operating Loss, Names Two New Senior Execs

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Research In Motion, the troubled Canadian company that makes the BlackBerry line of smartphones, just announced that it expects an operating loss in the quarter ending June 2. “The on-going competitive environment is impacting our business in the form of lower volumes and highly competitive pricing dynamics in the marketplace,...
RIM Expects Operating Loss, Names Two New Senior Execs

BlackBerry Z10 Jumps Off to a Record-Setting Start in Canada and U.K.

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BlackBerry’s new Z10 smartphone is a record-setter — in two of the first markets it in which it debuted, anyway. BlackBerry said on Wednesday that the launch of the Canadian and UK launches of the Z10 have been the best of any of its handsets debuts in those regions...
BlackBerry Z10 Jumps Off to a Record-Setting Start in Canada and U.K.
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