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BlackBerry-Maker RIM to Buy Back Shares

Facing renewed competition in the smartphone segment it owned for many years, BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIMM) has seen its share price drop by 30 percent since it reported quarterly earnings in September. Today, believing such competitive concerns are overblown, the company said it will buy back up to $1.2 billion of its common stock, representing […]

New BlackBerry Bold A Non-Story

RIM has officially announced the BlackBerry Bold 2, which goes on sale sometime in the next couple of months. Upgrades to the original Bold include a better camera, Wi-Fi capabilities with T-Mobile (AT&T is the phone’s other carrier) and a stronger processor. It’s already drawing a mixed bag of reviews. One calls it “almost a […]

RIM Earnings Solid on Good Sales, Profit News

Research in Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry line of smartphones, beat earnings estimates in its first fiscal quarter of the year. The big reason why?: The company sold nearly 8 million BlackBerrys, remaining the clear leader in the smartphone market in terms of quantity sold. However, some data shows Apple’s iPhone and the new […]

RIM: Netbook? No Way!

Really: no way. Research in Motion Ltd. Co-CEO Jim Balsillie said netbooks are not coming to the BlackBerry maker anytime soon. RIM’s device requirements in terms of battery life and performance make for “very tight systems constraints for a netbook,” he said, so the company is focusing on devices “you can hold up to your […]

BlackBerry Blog: Best Kept Secret on Web?

If you love your BlackBerry and you can’t get enough of it, there’s a new place to go to learn more about the ins and outs of the device, as well as parent company Research in Motion. RIM recently launched what it’s calling “Inside BlackBerry.” The “insiders” won’t be discussing unreleased products or company finances […]

iPhone Passes BlackBerry in Business User Satisfaction

The Apple iPhone might be second in smartphone market share, but it’s the bee’s knees, tip-top, A-No.1, the big Kahuna, when it comes to business user satisfaction. J.D. Power and Associates has ranked it No. 1 after a survey of 1,388 business smartphone users revealed top marks for ease of operation. “With the introduction of […]

Ask Steve: Mobility Needs for SMBs

What Do SMBs Want? Ask Yankee Group analyst Steve Hilton. Send your questions to asksteve@yankeegroup.com. Please include your name, city, state and a phone number. Only first names and locations will be published. Picking up my children from school recently I noticed a girl in my daughters class talking on her mobile phone. When I […]

CTIA: Facebook Gets Blackberried

Facebook Inc. is beefing up its role for business users. Dustin Moskovitz announced during his keynote at CTIA today that a mobile version of the popular social networking platform will natively be available on BlackBerry smartphone devices. T-Mobile USA Inc. will be the first carrier to bundle the Facebook Mobile app for its subscribers, but […]

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