Rim News & Analysis
| Wednesday May 9, 2012
Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms names Syclo, SAP and Antenna as leaders in mobile application development platforms, while Apple, Google and RIM fall in the niche players category.
| Friday Mar 30, 2012
The BlackBerry and PlayBook maker will return its focus to the enterprise after reporting sizeable losses and seeing its former CEO leave the board. Will the new boss's brutal honesty help the company turn things around?
| Thursday Feb 23, 2012
As mobile usage within the enterprise surges, security risks still pose a threat. A recent agreement among leading mobile application platform operators may help ease company's concerns.
| Wednesday Feb 8, 2012
They say everything is a matter of perspective. Well, the leadership at Research In Motion (RIM) has definitely been heavily investing in rose tinted lenses. In his first public appearance as the new President and CEO of RIM, Thorstein Heins said the company is doing just fine.
| Tuesday Jan 31, 2012
After hinting at the affair for over a year, BlackBerry Business Cloud Service for Microsoft Office 365 was revealed to the world this week. A much needed move for the once primo of smartphones -- arguably losing steam to its Apple contender -- the new package deal forms a joint and efficient union between the two companies, making mobile offices all the more proficient, and even more reason to stay permanently attached.
| Monday Jan 23, 2012
By sneaking out the news of the dumping of its leading board members between the two NFL championship games, RIM seems to be suggesting it wants to undertake its future plans in a quiet, unassuming manner. Good luck with that, as its possible savior, the "London" BB10 phone sneaks into view.
| Wednesday Jan 18, 2012
The numbers are in and the fall 2011 launch of Apple's 4S iPhone mid-life upgrade proved to be enough to propel the iOS platform to near parity with Android's dominant marketshare. Both Nielsen Research and NPD Group announced recently that the world's two most popular smartphone operating systems are within just a few points of each other, with RIM, Windows and all others in the proverbial dust.
| Tuesday Jan 10, 2012
On a packed day at the CES show, Microsoft showed off the 4G Nokia Lumia 900, BlackBerry promised an email app for the PlayBook next month, while Sony showed off its first solo phone.
| Thursday Dec 29, 2011
2011 was when the smartphone reached its peak, leaving the tablet as the go-to device for makers to aim at. But, the rules in tech are changing, meaning a lot of players went home empty-handed while apps became the focus for users settled into their smartphone OS of choice.
| Monday Dec 19, 2011
The rapid shift in platform dominance among smartphone sales in the consumer market over the past 3 years, as clearly seen in NPD’s report on US Smartphone sales 6 days ago, shows how quickly RIM’s decline has occurred.
| Friday Dec 16, 2011
RIM has announced its depressing latest figures, but there's still hope within the company for a brighter 2012, despite having to battle a growing roster of Android and Apple (who just had a nasty iCloud wobble) super phones.
| Monday Dec 5, 2011
The holidays aren’t bringing any joy for Research in Motion (RIM). Once the leader in smart mobile devices, the company seems to be dying a slow painful death in spite of its attempts to improve its position. Now, the company announced a US$ 485 million write-down, US$ 360 million after taxes, related to its struggling PlayBook tablet.
| Tuesday Nov 29, 2011
Android and iOS are undoubtedly today's most popular smartphone and tablet platforms. Not wanting to be left behind in the game, RIM -- creators of BlackBerry devices and enterprise server systems -- is introducing Mobile Fusion, which can help IT departments manage their mobile deployments, regardless of platform.
| Wednesday Oct 26, 2011
Research-in-Motion, developer of the BlackBerry smartphone and tablet platform, has provided updates to its development of the next-generation PlayBook tablet operating system. It seems the much-awaited native support for BlackBerry Messaging has been left out in this update.
| Wednesday Oct 19, 2011
At DevCon Americas in San Francisco, Research in Motion (RIM)
announced its next-generation mobile software development platform dubbed BlackBerry BBX, a marriage between the BlackBerry OS and the QNX real-time operating system meant to springboard the company forward in enterprise mobile computing. The wildcard, BBX, has no delivery date but the single-platform central message targets software developers with new features and device support.