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RIM’s Q1 2013 Results: $518 Million Loss On $2.8 Billion In Revenue, BlackBerry 10 Launch Pushed To 2013

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RIM has just released their Q1 2013 financials, and they’re about as bleak as the company expected. The Canadian company reported a loss of $518 million (which breaks down to $0.99/share diluted) on revenues of $2.8 billion. To put that in a bit of perspective, RIM reported a net loss...
RIM’s Q1 2013 Results: $518 Million Loss On $2.8 Billion In Revenue, BlackBerry 10 Launch Pushed To 2013

New York Times ends support for official BlackBerry, WebOS apps

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Looks like the New York Times is signaling the death knell for RIM, albeit subtly. In a move that surely underscores the withering faith content companies have for the once beloved platform, the venerable Sulzberger-backed news organization has pulled all support for its DealBook Reader and NYTimes app for...
New York Times ends support for official BlackBerry, WebOS apps

RIM's first BlackBerry 10 device may come as early as October

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It's no secret that there's currently a sense of urgency in Waterloo, but if a recent report from N4BB is accurate, it seems that both consumers and enterprise are bound to benefit. According to the site's confidential source, Research in Motion is preparing to reveal its first BlackBerry 10...
RIM's first BlackBerry 10 device may come as early as October

RIM BOARD MEMBER: Our Critics Are Idiots -- We Had No Choice But To Run The Company Into The Ground

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A board member of Research in Motion offers an interesting new take on the company's implosion. There was no way to avoid disaster, the board member says, because the two co-CEOs who flew RIM into a mountain were absolutely the best people for the job. The Globe and Mail:...
RIM BOARD MEMBER: Our Critics Are Idiots -- We Had No Choice But To Run The Company Into The Ground

RIM wrecks its own devices, so you don't have to (video)

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Bend, drown, drop and zap? No, that's not your mnemonic device for surviving a fire, it's actually RIM's protocol for destroying their own products. In a trio of behind-the-scenes videos released today, the company's pulled back the curtain on its Hardware Support Lab's process, giving users a peek at...
RIM wrecks its own devices, so you don't have to (video)

BlackBerry Travel for BB 10 launches, lets users track price changes and flight status

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Though the road to BlackBerry 10 was long, it doesn't appear the company's taking the same tack with its app strategy. Today, the BlackBerry World store gains yet another native app: BlackBerry Travel. While the application's nothing new for Waterloo, it has been updated take advantage of BB 10,...
BlackBerry Travel for BB 10 launches, lets users track price changes and flight status

Indian official claims BlackBerry eavesdropping standoff is 'heading towards a resolution'

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Oh, bureaucracies, the fun in dealing with them is that you're told exactly what they want you to know -- or at least, believe. That's the name of the game in India, where -- as you're surely aware -- the government has been at odds with RIM for years...
Indian official claims BlackBerry eavesdropping standoff is 'heading towards a resolution'
RIM begins slashing jobs in hope of saving $1B

RIM accidentally leaks BlackBerry Bold 9730, leaves a lot to the imagination

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You might remember that BlackBerry Curve 9320 as one of RIM's worst kept secrets of all time, and now it appears we could be heading in the same shaky direction with the Canadian company's unannounced Bold 9730. According to N4BB, the Waterloo-based outfit briefly listed the device on its...
RIM accidentally leaks BlackBerry Bold 9730, leaves a lot to the imagination
Early Look: BlackBerry 10′s New Take On Touchscreen Typing

BlackBerry awarded design patent for portrait QWERTY slider, could be a BB10 Torch

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Could BlackBerry be prepping a return to slider form for future BB10 hardware? From the looks of this recently awarded design patent, we'd be willing to wager the Waterloo-based outfit's seriously considering it. The USPTO doc, initially filed back in December 2011, is as plain as they come, outlining...
BlackBerry awarded design patent for portrait QWERTY slider, could be a BB10 Torch

RIM patents trapezoidal BlackBerry keyboards for slanty-thumbed texters

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RIM is utterly devoted to the physical keyboard, but how do you deal with sausage-fingered emailers who can't pick out individual keys? Thanks to this newly-granted 2009 patent, the company has the solution -- a trapezoidal keyboard designed to offer easier access of type-weary thumbs and wider keys for...
RIM patents trapezoidal BlackBerry keyboards for slanty-thumbed texters

RIM Licences Microsoft Tech For Bigger File Sizes On Flash Drives

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RIM has licensed the exFAT file system from Microsoft. This will enable BlackBerry devices to handle files larger 4GB in size. exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table) was designed by Microsoft specifically for flash drives, including memory sticks and SD cards. It offers compatibility between flash drives and the file systems...
RIM Licences Microsoft Tech For Bigger File Sizes On Flash Drives

BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit released in beta, adds Native and WebWorks SDKs for app-building flexibility

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Will BlackBerry 10 be the hallowed OS that heals Waterloo's recent wounds or yet another RIM-shot to highlight its foibles? Only the fickle tide of consumer interest will certainly tell. But while the success and awareness of that new platform undoubtedly rests on the company's shoulders, a great deal...
BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit released in beta, adds Native and WebWorks SDKs for app-building flexibility
Layoffs hit RIM

RIM Admits Orchestrating Anti-Apple Stunt in Australia

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By Carolyn King Research In Motion Ltd. said that its Australian operation was responsible for an anti-Apple Inc. flashmob in Sydney last week that triggered a raft of speculation over who was behind the stunt. Local media and blog reports said a large group gathered outside an Apple store in...
RIM Admits Orchestrating Anti-Apple Stunt in Australia

BlackBerry 10 hands-on (video)

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Like any good show pony, BlackBerry 10's been trotting around the world, strutting the fairly limited elements of its known UI in an effort to court developers. The platform, without question the nail upon which RIM's fate and fortune hangs, had its big coming out party this past May...
BlackBerry 10 hands-on (video)
RIM and Netflix dropped from NASDAQ-100 financial index as Facebook gains a seat

BlackBerry London resurfaces in leak, sports matte black exterior, nonexistent OS

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That salacious onyx number up there? Per CrackBerry, it's a rendering of RIM's upcoming BlackBerry codenamed London. Found lurking in a leaked Waterloo slidedeck, the svelte render now sports a more curvaceous and onyx exterior -- a departure from the angular metallic P'9981-esque dummy-unit first spied back in November....
BlackBerry London resurfaces in leak, sports matte black exterior, nonexistent OS

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

YC-Backed MYO Armband Attracts 10,000 Pre-Orders In 2 Days, Which Adds Up To $1.5M In Sales

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MYO, the gesture control armband from Y Combinator-backed Waterloo startup Thalmic Labs, has managed to rack up over 10,000 pre-orders over the course of its first two days of pre-order availability. At $149 a pop, that means the young company has already managed to secure around $1.5 million in gross...
YC-Backed MYO Armband Attracts 10,000 Pre-Orders In 2 Days, Which Adds Up To $1.5M In Sales
RIM now accepting apps for BlackBerry 10
RIM patent proposes battery-charging cellphone holster

RIM CEO on what went wrong and the future of BlackBerry

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CIO.com's Al Sacco chats with RIM CEO Thorsten Heins on the current state of BlackBerry and how it fell from grace, what the company is doing to ensure things in Waterloo don't get worse, and the product delay problems that have plagued RIM....
RIM CEO on what went wrong and the future of BlackBerry

RIM to release BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 on February 21st? (updated)

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By now, you've seen all that RIM's 2.0 software update for the PlayBook is prepared to give -- just not in your own hands. But that could all very well change if news of a February 21st release date, supposedly confirmed by the lips of Waterloo's own during an...
RIM to release BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 on February 21st? (updated)

BlackBerry Announces The Q5, A BB10-Powered Qwerty Smartphone Aimed At Emerging Markets

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BlackBerry has just announced the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone, the latest BB10 handset to come out of the Waterloo-based firm. Like the Q10, the Q5 has a QWERTY keyboard and comes in a host of colors, including red, black, white and pink. “I know it’s going to be a big hit,”...
BlackBerry Announces The Q5, A BB10-Powered Qwerty Smartphone Aimed At Emerging Markets
RIM may sell handset business, according to The Sunday Times

RIM Renews Its Vow To Keyboards

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“BlackBerry has always been crazy about keyboards,” said Thorsten Heins, CEO of RIM, at today’s BlackBerry Jam developers’ conference. And of course, we already knew that. The Canadian phone maker has been more shy than almost all of its competitors when moving away from physical QWERTY keyboards, with only a...
RIM Renews Its Vow To Keyboards

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.

BlackBerry 10 to get video editor, screen sharing according to forum leak

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The Blackberry 10 Dev Alpha we wrapped our mitts around last week didn't tell us much about RIM's big QNX-based OS update (being loaded with PlayBook OS 2.0 and all), but Crackberry forum user Biggulpseh seemingly has the deets that the folks in Waterloo weren't ready to reveal. So-called...
BlackBerry 10 to get video editor, screen sharing according to forum leak
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