Rim articles

BlackBerry exploring strategic alternatives, including possible sale

Canadian phone maker BlackBerry announced it has formed a special committee to examine strategic alternatives “to enhance value and increase scale in order to accelerate BlackBerry 10 deployment”. Specifically, the five-person committee, which includes BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, will review…

BlackBerry unveils budget-minded Q5 qwerty smartphone

BlackBerry is once again on the offensive as the company unveiled a new smartphone at the annual BlackBerry Live conference in Orlando, Florida. The budget-minded Q5 handset is designed with emerging markets in mind and is expected to go on…

BlackBerry is exiting the Japanese smartphone market

BlackBerry is hard at work trying to regain relevance with just-revealed smartphones running the company’s new operating system but according to a new report, they’ll be doing so without the help of the Japanese market. That’s because the company formerly…

Lenovo says RIM acquisition reports were taken out of context

Late last week Lenovo’s Chief Financial Officer Wong Wai Ming said during an interview at the World Economic Forum that his company was assessing multiple acquisition targets. One of those targets, we learned, was Research in Motion. The executive was…

RIM adds music, movies, TV shows to rebranded BlackBerry World

Research in Motion has released details pertaining to a planned rebranding of its app store for BlackBerry 10, known as BlackBerry App World. The Canadian company will soon be dropping “App” from the name and adding a full-on media catalog…

Lenovo considering acquiring RIM to bolster mobile business

Lenovo Chief Financial Officer Wong Wai Ming said in a recent interview that the company is assessing a number of potential targets for acquisition and strategic alliances in an effort to boost their mobile device business. One of those targets,…

RIM: 15,000 BlackBerry 10 app submissions in two days

Research in Motion hasn't had much luck getting hordes of app developers interested in their platform, despite claims that App World is the second most profitable mobile application store behind Apple's. But the company is hoping to change that with…

Nokia files suit against RIM to enforce Stockholm patent ruling

Nokia has decided to take legal action against Research In Motion in hopes of settling a longstanding dispute between the two handset makers with regards to patent licensing. The Finnish phone maker says they are seeking to enforce an arbitration…