Rim articles

Injunction blocks RIM from using BBX name for new OS

Research in Motion's run of bad luck continues. Fresh after hearing a senior executive in Indonesia might be charged with negligence following the sales stampede at their BlackBerry Bold 9790 launch, the Canadian firm has now been blocked from using the name BBX…

Full update and round-up of Carrier IQ tracking software scandal

On Wednesday, news broke about a hidden application installed on most popular smartphone handsets that logs nearly everything the user does. Accompanying the news article was a 17-minute long video of developer Trevor Eckhart demonstrating how his HTC Evo 3D was tracking his key presses and even the content of his text messages.

Developer finds hidden smartphone logging app

A security researcher by the name of Trevor Eckhart has uncovered a hidden application installed on many popular smartphones that logs nearly everything the user does. Eckhart has posted a 17-minute video on YouTube that shows how the software tracks…

BlackBerry launch event in Indonesia turns violent

A scheduled smartphone launch event in Indonesia has turned ugly and resulted in coordinators canceling the event early. Thousands of people showed up to get their hands on the latest BlackBerry mobile phone but when rumors began to spread that…

RIM delays PlayBook OS 2.0 until February 2012

It's bad enough that RIM's PlayBook was released on the market without key BlackBerry features like BBM or email, but now the company is saying that the software upgrade that's supposed to enable this functionality has been delayed until February. …

BlackBerry PlayBook gets $150 price cut

Best Buy has slashed the price on RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook by $150, bringing the 64GB tablet down to $550. The 16GB model dropped to $449, $50 off the original asking price. Could it be that the PlayBook is next in line for liquidation?

Rumor: BlackBerry smartphones to run Android apps

Research in Motion (RIM) could be looking to integrate Android application support into future BlackBerry smartphones by next year. The move could help revive slowing BlackBerry sales and give customers a much larger app selection than RIM’s App World currently…

RIM announces new $5 per month BBM Music service

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion today confirmed rumors that it is taking a stab at the streaming music business with the announcement of BBM Music. The new service integrates with BlackBerry Messenger, the company's popular messaging service, and gives users…

BlackBerry streaming music service coming soon

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion will be launching a streaming music service to better compete with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android platforms. The company is reportedly in late negotiations with several record labels and is looking to introduce the new…

RIM releases BlackBerry Messenger 6

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has released an update to their Messenger service today through BlackBerry App World. This new update, dubbed BlackBerry Messenger 6, enables the popular program to interact with other applications which introduces a whole new level of…