RIM Confirms BBM iOS App Summer Release, iPads Not Supported

BlackBerry has once again confirmed that a BBM app for iOS will hit the App Store this summer, though the messaging application will initially not be available to iPad owners, TrustedReviews reports. Vivek Bhardwaj, Head of the BlackBerry Software Portfolio said that the app will only work on iPhones running iOS 6 or higher, while not ruling...

RIM Still Won’t Acknowledge The iPhone’s Impact On BlackBerry [VIDEO]

In an interview on BBC’s One Breakfast, RIM’s European managing director Stephen Bates was repeatedly asked what his company has learned from the iPhone in producing the new BlackBerry 10 smartphones. However, Bates dodged the question over and over again, refusing to acknowledge the impact iPhone has had on BlackBerry in the past six years (via The Verge). “RIM’s […]

RIM Rebrands to BlackBerry, Announces Z10 and Q10 Smartphones

Earlier this morning RIM announced its new smartphones around the world via simultaneous live events, unveiling the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10 models. Also, RIM rebranded the company and is now known as just BlackBerry (its stock ticker is now BBRY). Watch the video below to learn all about the change: The BlackBerry Z10 sports a […]

BlackBerry 10 Launch Event Livestream Starts at 10AM EST, 7AM PST

This morning marks one of the most important events for Research In Motion with the launch of their first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones (which have hardly been kept a secret), which aim to keep up with the iPhone and Android smartphones that have long overtaken its marketshare. Any comeback by RIM will be dependent upon […]

New RIM Program Persuades Customers To Adopt BlackBerry 10 Devices

While Research In Motion is preparing to hold the BlackBerry 10 launch event on January 30, 2013, the company has launched a program called “BlackBerry 10 Ready Program”, aimed at persuading its customers to adopt the BlackBerry 10 devices. Bryan Lee, a senior enterprise accounts director at RIM, told Reuters that the company was “very enthused by the engagement and […]

RIM Agrees to Pay Nokia for Licensing Its WLAN Standard

At the end of November, Nokia sought to ban BlackBerry sales as RIM was told by the latter it was not entitled to ship products with the WLAN standard since it wasn’t covered in their original patent license agreement. Now, RIM has agreed to pay Nokia for these WLAN patents (as expected). Nokia made an […]

RIM Sends Out Media Invites for BlackBerry 10 Event Set for Jan. 30

This morning RIM sent out media invites to announce its BlackBerry 10 unveiling, with simultaneous events set for New York City, London, Paris, Toronto and more as part of a worldwide launch. The event date was previously announced by RIM back in November. BlackBerry 10 is important for RIM as the company attempts to regain […]

U.S. Immigration & Customs Agency Set To Test RIM’s BlackBerry 10

Research In Motion (RIM), a one-time pioneer in the smartphone industry, has announced that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) is going to begin a pilot program on its new line of BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Reuters reports that the U.S. federal agency has been previously been planning to move away from BlackBerry in favor of iPhone.  […]

Apple, Samsung & RIM Urging Congress to Provide More Airwaves

A letter signed by Apple, Cisco, Intel, Research In Motion and Samsung among others, has been sent to “key lawmakers” urging the Congress to provide more airwaves for smartphones and tablet computers, reports The Hill.  The Federal Communications Commission is reportedly working to implement a law to auction some TV stations’ airwaves, called spectrum, to cellular […]

Here are Leaked High Quality Images of RIM’s BlackBerry L-Series [PICS]

Some high quality images of RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry L-Series smartphone has leaked online on tinhte.vn (via The Verge). In mid-November we saw an early picture of this phone compared next to the iPhone 5, but those images aren’t as clear as these. The phone actually looks quite nice, check out a few of the pictures below: The […]

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board Ditches the BlackBerry for the iPhone

According to Bloomberg, another US government agency is ditching RIM’s BlackBerry in favour of the iPhone 5 instead (last month, U.S. Customs said they were abandoning BlackBerrys for 18,000 iPhones instead): The National Transportation Safety Board, which investigates plane accidents, disclosed its plan to switch to Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPhone 5 in a document posted […]

Here’s the iPhone 5 Pictured Beside the New BlackBerry 10 L-Series [PIC]

There’s been recent chatter lately with the possible revival of RIM thanks to their official announcement of BlackBerry 10 devices to debut at a launch event in January. RIM CEO Thorsten Heins is confident BlackBerry will make a comeback, with features such as free Wi-Fi voice calls via the newest version of BBM. We haven’t […]