By Kofi Bofah: On June 23, 2008, the then Research in Motion stock established an all-time high, at $147.50 per share. The $147.50 share price also calculated out to an $82.6 billion market capitalization price tag for the Research in Motion business model. Show More Summary
Smartphone makers were still reeling from the arrival of Apple's touchscreen-only iPhone when 2008 rolled around. Research in Motion (RIM), a mobile manufacturer best known for its BlackBerry line and QWERTY keyboard prowess, was at the top of its...
ByMichael Blair: Smartphones have made and lost people fortunes since they were invented only a decade ago. The first real money was made by BlackBerry (BBRY) then known as Research in Motion, whose stock rose a staggering 27,902% between the fall of 1999 and mid-2008. Show More Summary
To say that BlackBerry's had it tough these past few years would be putting it mildly, if not too delicately for a company emerging from a period of willful ignorance. The Waterloo-based outfit, formerly known as Research in Motion, played an...
Last year the number of smartphones shipped worldwide passed 1 billion for the first time, according to IDC, a research firm. In 2010 the four leading smartphone vendors, Nokia, Research In Motion (now BlackBerry), Apple and Samsung, represented four different operating systems. Show More Summary
ByQuoth the Raven: The Rebirth of a Badass I remember when Research in Motion first came out with the original BlackBerry (BBRY) - they were unlike anything in the world of mobile phones at the time. No one had heard of the brand, no...Show More Summary
By Stock Reversals: It's kind of interesting that Research in Motion changed their name to BlackBerry (BBRY), and not much has gone right since and certainly not for the "Blackberry" brand. We would not be surprised to see them change the name again, and spin off a few divisions to focus on their Mobile Device Management and enterprise business. Show More Summary
Co-founder of BlackBerry (former Research in Motion) Mike Lazaridis sold a large stake pact. On Monday, he got rid of the 3.5 million shares of a total value of 26 million dollars. Thus as a result, its share declined 5.68% stake in the company to 4.99% of the shares. Show More Summary
2013 continues to be a downer year for the company formerly known as Research In Motion. The Wall Street Journal has just uncovered a tidbit in BlackBerry's latest earnings report that states two unreleased phones had to be cancelled due to poor...
By Redrut: Yeah, I thought I would put RIM instead of Blackberry (BBRY) since the brand is effectively dead. (click to enlarge) There has been complete polarity of opinion on Seeking Alpha as to where the value is going which is incredible when you realize you can't actually remember the last piece of good news from RIM. Show More Summary
BlackBerry is up for sale, and the men who founded it are definitely interested. Back in 1984, Mike Lazaridis and Douglas Fregin co-founded Research in Motion, which was renamed earlier this year to BlackBerry. The company already has...Show More Summary
In late September of last year, BlackBerry (then operating under the name Research in Motion) tried to assure investors that its long awaited BlackBerry 10 devices were finally close to release, and would be a hit. Thorsten Heins, the...Show More Summary
1. Fairfax Bids $4.7 Billion for BlackBerry, Aims to Take Company Private Once Canada’s shining beacon of mobile dominance, the Research in Motion cum Blackberry we once knew and loved is no more, as this month, amidst warnings of disastrous fiscal reports and mass layoffs, the final nails of Blackberry’s coffin were secured. The world [...]
Blackberry Ltd. (formerly Research In Motion) recently launched Blackberry OS 10. It is the latest and greatest iteration of the legendary smartphone platform and brings to the table features that are sure to excite consumer and enterprise customers as well as win back some of the market share it lost with the advent of the iPhone. Show More Summary
Research In Motion BlackBerry may have to rename itself again. Or Thorstein Heins will have to do a Vogue cover spread. Or the company will have to take a page from the Amazon playbook and revel in its losses (with the help of a few DE Shaw algos of course). Show More Summary
Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins unveils the BlackBerry 10 in January. Among Internet and technology stocks on the move Monday: Shares of Microsoft (MSFT) fell 1.7%, or 60 cents, to $34.15 as the market processed the imminent departure of CEO Steve Ballmer. Nomura’s Rick Sherlund, who has a $38 price target on [...]
Earlier this month BlackBerry (formerly known as Research in Motion) took the biggest step yet toward its demise, formally putting itself up for sale. Pundits immediately began asking who would want to buy the company, which has seen its share of the U.S. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON — Canada’s technological pride and joy, BlackBerry (formerly known as Research in Motion or RIM), is thinking of putting itself on the open market. Reuters reports that BlackBerry could do this sooner rather than later, considering how much trouble the company is facing. The smartphone market is now flooded and inundated with multiple devices [...]
TORONTO (Reuters) - Just over a year ago, Prem Watsa said Research in Motion Ltd, now re-named BlackBerry, was a "Canadian success story," a good buy and a likely turnaround story, despite declining market share.
When the newly-formed BlackBerry, risen from the ashes of Research In Motion, released the Q10 last year, hardcore BlackBerry fanboys rejoiced. The Q10 was a solid phone, designed to replace the ageing Bold and let people continue to clatter away incessantly at their physical keyboards at all hours of the day and night. That phone