RIM 2012 Roadmap: BlackBerry 10 Phones, New Curves, New PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook

It appears that RIM’s 2012/Q1 2013 roadmap has leaked out today revealing the devices that new CEO Thorsten Heins will see to the market. If they even make it that far. The roadmap reveals that RIM has a few, but not a lot of hardware on the way this year with the company planning on […]

RIM’s New CEO Say’s Hello, Shares Incredibly Broad Plans for Future (Video)


Over the weekend RIM, the maker’s of BlackBerry devices announced that the company was abandoning the two CEO structure that had helped lead the company to success and more recently to failures in the tablet space and in competing with iPhone and Android. Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have stepped down, handing the reins of the battered […]

Executive Shuffle at RIM Results in New CEO


Research in Motion had announced the changing of the guards. The BlackBerry-maker and QNX owner has announced that co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie are stepping down and that effective immediately, Thorsten Heins has been named the new President and CEO of the company. In addition to Heins being named to RIM’s operational head, the […]

iPhone 4S Sales Narrow Marketshare Gap Between iOS and Android

Nielsen smartphone operating system marketshare

Nielsen’s Mobile Media Report for the last quarter of 2011 reveals that sales of the iPhone not only enriched Apple’s coffers but also brought more new smartphone owners into the fold and increased the company’s mobile marketshare. Several factors go into this. For the first time the iPhone was available on three of the four […]

Samsung Not Interested in Buying RIM

BlackBerry Bold 9900

Earlier today, we reported on a rumor that stated that RIM was in discussions with Samsung about a possible buyout of the company. That rumor, according to Samsung, is completely false. Company spokesperson James Chung has told Reuters that not only has the company not been contacted by Research in Motion but that Samsung is […]

RIM Eying Samsung for Buyout?


With its BlackBerry 10 operating system and hardware delayed until the middle of 2012, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing a report that RIM is not only in talks with companies to license its operating system but is apparently leaning towards selling divisions of the company or even the entire company outright. And right now, […]

Two New BlackBerry PlayBook Tablets Coming in 2012?

BlackBerry PlayBook

It would appear that RIM hasn’t given up on the tablet business just yet as N4BB is reporting that the company is gearing up to release not just one, but two new BlackBerry PlayBook tablets in 2012. RIM will apparently be launching a 7-inch version of the PlayBook in April, which will be 3G, and […]

Verizon Unveils Its First Global Ready BlackBerry Curve

BlackBerry Curve 9370

Amidst all of Verizon’s Android announcements was one regarding another BlackBerry 7 powered device called the BlackBerry Curve 9370 which will be the first global ready BlackBerry Curve for Big Red. The carrier has announced that the device will be hitting its 3G network, sorry no 4G LTE here, on January 19th. The device is […]

RIM to Unveil BlackBerry 10 in February


2011 was a rough year for RIM and the company is hoping to rebound in 2012 with the release of its next operating system, BlackBerry 10. RIM has already said that handsets with the new OS won’t be arriving until later in the year but the company has now informed Pocket-lint that it will be […]

RIM’s Latest PlayBook Promotion Favors Sales of 64 GB Model


Research in Motion is now offering a sale on its PlayBook tablet, pricing the 16, 32, and 64 GB models at $299 each with shipping included. As the BlackBerry-maker has been struggling to move its most inexpensive 16 GB models at regular retail price, my guess is that there is now an excess of 32 […]

Asurion Handset Insurance Listing Shows BlackBerry Torch 10000 Model


Handset insurance provider Asurion, which partners with most U.S. cellular carriers to offer insurance on smartphones and devices, now lists the BlackBerry Torch 10000 model on its website alongside Apple’s iPhone 5. As the iPhone 5 is rumored to be launching in Fall 2012, the BlackBerry Torch 10000 model may not be launched for a […]

A Christmas Wish List for Mobile Geeks and Tableteers


As always this isn’t a list of gadgets, geegaws, accessories, or Apps. This wish list is about things I’d like to see happen in mobile tech in general. As always I’m an impatient old elf and would prefer to see movement here sooner rather than later. Here are links to last year’s wish list as […]

The Great Tablet Massacre of 2011

Mountain Meadows Massacre, T.B.H. Stenhouse, 1873

What was once a field of dreams two years ago is now littered with casualties. Hopes and hype have been dashed. Strategies have been changed and are changing again. Generals have fallen. The fortunes of competitors have been ransacked, as others continue to enrich their treasuries. The fallout thus far will most likely be just […]

Rovio Finally Slinging Angry Birds Onto BlackBerry PlayBook


While content is still sparse and limited for the BlackBerry Playbook, running on the BlackBerry Tablet OS, users of the tablet will now be happy to know that they too can join iOS and Android in partaking in the game of Angry Birds. The tablet edition of Angry Birds is now available in BlackBerry App […]

Is RIM Delaying BlackBerry 10 Because It Sucks? (Updated)

BlackBerry 10

Last week, RIM confirmed the bad news. BlackBerry phones with the company’s new BlackBerry 10 software would not be shipping until the latter half of 2012. RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis, at the time, stated that the reasons was because RIM wanted to wait and outfit the devices with a new chipset, presumably LTE in nature. […]

Spotify for BlackBerry Arrives for Some Devices


2011 hasn’t been a very kind year to BlackBerry maker RIM, or fans of BlackBerry for that matter, but today there is something to cheer about. After months of waiting, Spotify has finally released its official mobile application for BlackBerry devices which is an exciting development for not only those that are already using the […]

2012 Predictions: Warner’s Take-All Eyes on Microsoft


Making predictions for what is to come in the New Year in this topsy-turvey world is both an easy chore and a difficult exercise. Just about everything in any field of human endeavor, much less the world of mobile tech, is in such a state of transition, or in a state of wait-and-see these days, […]

Microsoft, Nokia, Amazon All Eyeing an Acquisition of RIM


The latest leaks suggest that Amazon and a Microsoft-Nokia partnership may both be looking to acquire Canadian smartphone Research in Motion. After slumping stock prices and declining market share for the company’s BlackBerry smartphone and PlayBook tablet, Research in Motion is struggling to stay competitive in the market with touch competition from Apple’s iOS platform, […]

Grading My 2011 Predictions


It’s the end of the year and its time for wrap-ups, predictions and more crystal ball gazing than you can shake a branch of holly at. As usual before I make any predictions for 2012, I go back and grade my predictions for the this year now ending. The one thing that is predictable as […]