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BlackBerry forms new unit to focus on patents and technologies

BlackBerry this week formed a new business unit that will concentrate on patents, technologies and software. The new unit will help the company to get new revenue streams without selling smartphones, but by licensing its intellectual property, software or technologies. BlackBerry Technology Solutions, or BTS, includes BlackBerry’s technology assets, such …

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Apple and Google control 96% of smartphone market

In the second quarter of 2014 shipments of smartphones reached a new milestone: 300 million units per quarter for the first time in history, according to International Data Corp. When it comes to operating systems, then Apple and Google controlled 96.4 per cent of the market, whereas shares of BlackBerry, …

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BlackBerry to encrypt voice calls thanks to acquisition of Secusmart

Less than two weeks after Apple and IBM agreed to offer enterprise-tailored services with sophisticated security, BlackBerry, whose main customers are enterprises, governments and other organizations requiring advanced security, announced a plan to acquire Secusmart GmbH. The take-over enriches BlackBerry’s extensive security technologies with high-security voice and data encryption and …

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RIM release BlackBerry Playbook OS 2.0.1.

Research In Motion have released Playbook OS 2.0.1 update, alongside their 4G version of the Playbook. The company are still dealing with a leak of Playbook OS 2.1 from a couple of days ago. The 2.0.1. update is primarily a performance related upgrade for Blackberry Playbook WiFi versions. RIM have …

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Blackberry 9900 dropped calls, “Horrific experience”

Once the ruler of the smartphone world, Blackberry has rapidly become a joke in modern business. While share holders have dropped the value of the stock into the toilet, top execs have been thrown overboard and thousands of staff have followed. When all’s said and done, the company’s problems seem …

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BlackBerry 10 – will it save RIM?

Research In Motion are facing critical mass, as declining sales and an extremely competitive market continue to cause issues for the Canadian smartphone maker. Much of their future success is riding on their upcoming operating system, otherwise known as BlackBerry 10. The first incarnation of the operating system was unveiled …

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RIM spend 4% more than they take in

Research In Motion have had a dismal fiscal year, according to an analyst who filed a report yesterday. Peter Misek, an analyst at investment banking firm Jefferies said in a note to clients that when factoring in operating costs and inventory charges the hardware division have spent 4 percent more …

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Samsung and RIM sued over emoticon patent

Emoticons are useful for one thing only; to portray emotion through text, or to fool people by putting a 🙂 when you really feel :@. Emoticons are the one thing that gets texting or instant messaging close to the emotional connection level of a phone call or face to face …

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Android takes over but Nokia still sells the most phones

Research firm Gartner has just released their data for sales of smartphones in the last quarter of 2011 and to be honest it doesn’t really hold many surprises. In Q4 2011 over 75 million Android smartphones were sold worldwide which gives them the dominant market share of 50.9%. This number …

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RIM claim Blackberry are No1 seller in UK

Research In Motion had a rough year in 2011, but it appears that they have escaped unscathed in the United Kingdom. According to the company themselves, their handsets claimed the number 1 spot. Data released has highlighted that Blackberry have averaged 27.7 percent market share in 2011 and have now …

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Blackberry may be acquired by Microsoft/Nokia

2011 has been a year that Research In Motion would like to forget, even though they still produce some of the best business phones available. The latest news to leak would indicate that Nokia and Microsoft are considering a potential takeover of the company. This comes at the same time …

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RIM told not to use BBX Trademark at Conference

Research In Motion have been ordered by a federal judge not  to use Basis International Ltd’s “BBX” trademark at an industry conference in Asia that starts later today. The judge ruled that Research In Motion are not allowed to use the BBX trademark at the high profile DevCon conference in …

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RIM cut prices of Playbook: stock still not moving

Research In Motion have struggled to sell their BlackBerry Playbook. This hasn’t been helped by networking issues in recent months, and the news that they won’t be updating their software anytime soon. RIM have tried to push sales, by cutting the price of the tablet, but channel partners claim that …

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Blackberry Playbook update delayed until next year

Research In Motion haven’t had a very memorable 2011, unless you factor in lower than expected sales and networking issues. The latest news will cause an uproar among customers as it appears that the ill fated Playbook tablet will not be getting a much needed software update until next year. …

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Blackberry services dramatically fail

Blackberry customers all over Europe, the Middle East and Africa have been facing online service downtime since yesterday. All of this audience have been served by a RIM data center in Slough. Services affected have been instant messaging, HTTP access and email. Those users who are serviced by a corporate …

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RIM continue to struggle, marketshare dropping

Research In Motion haven’t had one of their best years so far, and recent reports in from ComScore show that they are continuing to lose market share. Between February and May 2011, RIM have dropped another 0.5% in the US sector, while competitor Apple has gained 1.2% to 8.7% total. …

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RIM struggling: profits fail to reach reduced estimates

Research In Motion reduced their profit forecast 2 months ago however they showed earnings results yesterday that were worse than even the lowered analyst expectations. RIM are one of the pioneers of the smartphone market, making one of the first smartphones ever released. In recent years however they are struggling …

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