I have this technology artifact near my desk. It was called the AOL Mobile Communicator, a small blue plastic device for instant messaging and email that was made by Research in Motion (now Blackberry). AOLers, as we called ourselves in the 00s, played with them incessantly. I often made colleagues [...]
While Research in Motion certainly made many strategic missteps over the years, it never really had a shot at going toe-to-toe against Apple and Google in the consumer smartphone wars. Ex-RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie on Tuesday gave a talk...Show More Summary
Jim Balsillie, the former co-CEO of Research In Motion, spoke in public about the company for the first time since leaving a few years ago.
“Losing the Signal,” a new book, tells the inside story of Research In Motion’s efforts to take on Apple’s game-changing iPhone. Read an excerpt.
Research in Motion co-founder Jim Balsillie wrote a lengthy article on Canadian innovation policy last week that focused primarily on intellectual property policy. While the article would have benefited from some editing, Balsillie's...Show More Summary
Nokia, Motorola, Sony-Ericsson and BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion were all victims of disruption. During the 1990s and 2000s, they led the cell phone during its period of takeoff into ubiquity. Then in the last five years, they all lost their leadership positions and are now on the verge of irrelevance. The common culprit was the 2007 launch of Apple’s iPhone. read more
The BlackBerry Classic release date is imminent, according to reports, with some even putting the date as Wednesday, Sept. 24. Canadian telecommunications company BlackBerry Limited, formerly known as Research in Motion, could launch the BlackBerry “Q20” Classic alongside their BlackBerry Passport or wait until later this year to unveil the device.
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...
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
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...
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 [...]