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RIM sells a million new BlackBerry 10 phones in 4Q

The BlackBerry Z10 smartphone is displayed in New York in January this year. Apple's iPhone is outdated, according to Research In Motion Ltd. chief executive Thorsten Heins. Heins made the comment Thursday, March 21, 2013, on the eve of the much-delayed launch of the new touchscreen BlackBerry in the United States. AT&T begins selling the Z10 on Friday, more than six weeks after RIM launched the devices elsewhere. (AP File Photo

Research In Motion Ltd. said Thursday that it sold about 1 million of its critically important new BlackBerry 10 devices and returned to profitability in the most recent quarter.

Posted: March 28th, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

RIM changes name to BlackBerry, unveils 2 phones

Thorsten Heins, CEO of Research in Motion, which is changing its name to BlackBerry, introduces the BlackBerry 10, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013 in New York. The maker of the BlackBerry smartphone is promising a speedy browser, a superb typing experience and the ability to keep work and personal identities separate on the same phone, the fruit of a crucial, long-overdue makeover for the Canadian company. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

After lengthy delays, Research In Motion Ltd. has unveiled its first two phones with the new BlackBerry 10 system. The Q10 will have a physical keyboard, while the Z10 has only a touch-screen keyboard. RIM says it will also change its name to BlackBerry to maintain a single brand. It will have the ticker symbol “BBRY” on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

RIM shares pounded on subscriber worries

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2011, file photo,  a Blackberry employee  holds a mobile phone of Blackberry in Berlin. Research In Motion (RIM) made another step towards the release of its new BlackBerry smartphones on Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, announcing that it plans to unveil the devices and its new operating system on Jan. 30. AP/dapd, Berthold Stadler

Shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion plummeted Friday on the Nasdaq exchange on investor fears that its new smartphone platform will thin the ranks paying for its service.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

RIM loses BlackBerry subscribers for first time

In this Sept. 25, 2012 file photo, Thorsten Heins, President and CEO of Research in Motion, gestures while talking about the messenger capabilities of the new BlackBerry 10 at the BlackBerry Jam Americas conference in San Jose, Calif. BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion, which is already struggling with plunging sales, on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 said it lost subscribers for the first time in the latest quarter, as the global number of BlackBerry users dipped to 79 million and the stock plunged in after hours after the company said it will change the way it shares revenue with carriers. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Research In Motion’s stock plunged in after-hours trading Thursday after the BlackBerry maker said it plans to change the way it charges fees.

Posted: December 21st, 2012 in Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Blackberry maker loses patent suit over software

In this file photo, three people on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange display their Blackberry smartphones. Struggling BlackBerry maker Research In Motion said in June it has started laying off employees as part of a restructuring plan aimed at saving about $1 billion this year. AP/Richard Drew

A federal jury in San Francisco has found beleaguered Blackberry maker Research in Motion Ltd. liable for $147.2 million in damages for infringing on patents held by Mformation Technologies Inc.

Posted: July 15th, 2012 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

RIM to cut 5,000 jobs, delay new phones

In this Thursday June 21, 2012, file photo, Tim Neil, Research In Motion Ltd.'s Canadian Operating Director of Operations, Platforms and Tools, speaks about the Blackberry 10 architecture during the RIM Blackberry 10 Jam World Tour in Toronto. Struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. revealed Thursday, June 28, 2012, that its business is crumbling faster than thought. The Canadian company posted worse results for its latest quarter than analysts had expected. It's cutting 5,000 jobs and delaying the launch of its new phone operating system, BlackBerry 10, on which it's pinning its hope for a comeback (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Aaron Vincent Elkaim)

Struggling BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd. said Thursday it will delay the launch of new phones deemed critical to the company’s survival and revealed its business is crumbling faster than thought.

Posted: June 29th, 2012 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

BlackBerry maker co-CEOs step down

Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis. AFP

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion’s co-CEOs, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, are stepping down, RIM said Sunday.

Posted: January 23rd, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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