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A new report claims that BlackBerry co-founder and former co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has been approaching private equity firms to see if they could help with a possible bid to take back the company.
BlackBerry's board of directors has confirmed that the company is considering 'strategic alternatives' for its future, including joint ventures, a partnership or even the sale of the company.
In what has been officially described as 'company scaling', BlackBerry has further reduced the number of employees at its product testing unit in the corporate Washington headquarters.
BlackBerry's CEO thinks users will no longer want tablets within five years, claiming they "are not a good business model", adding that BlackBerry will be "the absolute leader in mobile computing."
BlackBerry's former CEO, Jim Balsillie, has dumped all of his 26.8 million shares in the company for $362 million, causing some analysts to predict the end for BlackBerry.
Research in Motion CEO Thorten Heins has confirmed during today's BlackBerry 10 press event that the company is changing its name to BlackBerry, and will now use the stock ticker symbol BBRY
RIM will finally launch its delayed BlackBerry 10 platform and devices on January 30, and the event will be streamed live on the interwebs. Will you be tuning in to see what all the fuss is about?
Research in Motion has confirmed it has made a 30 second TV commercial that will debut during Super Bowl XLVII on February 3rd, four days after the company holds its BlackBerry 10 press events.
An executive at Lenovo says that the company is "looking at all opportunities -- RIM and many others", adding that Lenovo has spoken to the BlackBerry phone maker on many different ideas.
Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins told a German news outlet on Monday that a strategic review of the company could lead to the sale of RIM's hardware business, along with licensing its software.
Research in Motion's chief marketing officer, Frank Boulben, said that the company plans to launch six BlackBerry 10 smartphone products in 2013, with a range of price points from budget to high end.
New images of the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone with a QWERTY physical keyboard have been leaked, along with word that the final name for the phone will be the BlackBerry X10.
Research in Motion will pay Nokia $65 million in its first transfer of money as part of its recently announced patent license agreement that ended their legal fight.
Nokia has announced that it will end its patent fight with Research in Motion that it began earlier this year in several countries, including the US, and will enter a new patent agreement with RIM.
WhatsApp's developers have indicated that they do not plan to support BlackBerry 10. One good thing for BB10 buyers is that they don't completely rule out a return with their wording.
Research in Motion is now sending out invites to members of the media to attend their official BlackBerry 10 launch event, which will be held in New York City on January 30th.
Research in Motion has launched an official website for its BlackBerry 10 operating system, offering a shrouded look at the first hardware that will run the mobile operating system.
Shares of Research in Motion's stock went up almost 14 percent on Friday and were up 27 percent for the week, thanks in part to analysts who believe that BlackBerry 10 will be successful.
Suppliers are beginning to ramp up for production of the latest generation of Blackberry mobile devices. Will RIM be able to hit a homerun here, or will it be three strikes and you're out?
After two years of declining market share and disastrous headlines, RIM is focusing on the future. Its CEO, Thorsten Heins, hopes that the worst is over, and has been talking up the new BlackBerry 10 OS.
Research in Motion has announced it will be holding launch events for its long awaited BlackBerry 10 and its first two smartphones with its new mobile OS at "multiple" locations January 30th.
RIM's CEO has given an upbeat assessment of the development of its next-gen OS, BlackBerry 10. Now being tested by over 50 carriers around the world, BB10 remains on track to launch early next year.
RIM has announced it is now taking applications from developers who want to submitted their BlackBerry 10 apps for being published via the BlackBerry App World download store.
RIM's got some fight left in it, if specs for its new flagship prove correct. With 2GB of RAM, 4.65" OLED and quad-core processor, 'Aristo' is set to be the thinnest, most powerful BlackBerry ever.
A video which appears to be a marketing film for RIM's upcoming Blackberry 10 smartphones was leaked to the Internet on Thursday. It was quickly pulled but not before images of the video were made.
Research in Motion recorded a $235 million loss for its latest fiscal quarter. The company's CEO also hinted that RIM might release an entry level version of a BlackBerry 10 smartphone later in 2013.
As part of its BlackBerry Jam Americas conference in San Jose today, Research in Motion released a new video that has a cover band put in new and awful lyrics in REO Speedwagon's Keep On Loving You.
Pacific Crest analyst James Faucette claims that their research shows very low current sales for BlackBerry devices, with some stores had "not sold a single BlackBerry in over a month."
A new image of what is reportedly one of Research in Motion's upcoming BlackBerry 10-based L-Series touch screen smartphones has found its way to the Internet, showing some of its apps.
Research in Motion says that it has shown off Blackberry 10 to other wireless carriers this week and they claim those carriers are "visibly positive and visibly enthusiastic" based on the BB 10 demo.
Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins reveals in a new interview that he is now starting to use a smartphone based on the company's upcoming Blackberry 10 OS for his own work.
Research in Motion is looking into selling off a number of its side businesses, including NewBay, which the company bought less than a year ago for $100 million.
In a new interview, Research in Motion's CEO Thorsten Heins has admitted that the company looked "seriously" into using Google's Android OS but in the end decided against it.
RIM CEO says that the company is considering licensing its much-delayed BlackBerry 10 OS to third parties, and appears to suggest that other manufacturers could build BlackBerry devices in the future.
Earlier today photos of a 10" PlayBook and a 4G-capable version of the current 7" PlayBook appeared on a Vietnamese forum. Is BlackBerry 10 OS ready? Make the jump to see a few pics of the tablet.
The New York Times has decided to cut off support for its native Blackberry application, along with the app made for the Palm Pre smartphone, saying its mobile website offers better support.
Research in Motion has announced that over 3 billion apps have been downloaded from its Blackberry App World store and that there are now over 90,000 Blackberry apps now available.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has taken the unusual step of answering questions sent to a Canadian newspaper by some of its readers as the Blackberry maker continues its PR push.
In a new radio interview, Research in Motion CEO Thorsten Heins tries to defend the Blackberry phone maker, saying, "This company is not ignoring the world out there, nor is it in a death spiral."
Research in Motion has delayed the launch of its Blackberry 10 operating system and smartphone. Originally set for the end of 2012, it will now launch in the first quarter of 2013.
New details about the first Blackberry 10 smartphones have reportedly been leaked, which will be referred to as the L-series (touch screen) and the N-series (QWERTY keyboard).
Research in Motion is reportedly laying off a large fraction of its workforce beginning today. A spokesperson for RIM confirmed the layoffs but would not say how many workers are affected.
Research in Motion has confirmed it will no longer make the 16 GB version of the Blackberry Playbook, although it will still make the 32 GB and 64 GB versions of the tablet.
Research in Motion has announced that its financial results for its current quarter will likely show an operating loss. RIM also hints that mass layoffs at the Blackberry phone maker are in the works.
The troubled Research in Motion is rumored to be preparing for a major restructuring in the next few weeks that could see the company lay off at least 2,000 more of its 16.500 workers.
Amongst compounding doubt about the future of Research In Motion's products, it has been decided that BBM will stay BlackBerry only, and won't be licensed to be used on Android or iOS.
RIM says it has no immediate plans to use quad-core CPUs in its BlackBerry 10 devices, stating that they're "just a great spec to write on the spec sheet" for vendors who "can only compete on spec".
It began as a slightly exciting 'fake protest' outside an Apple Store. It's ended up as a dull monologue loaded with buzz-phrases about modern business, and some irrelevance about 'being bold'.
The new BlackBerry 10 OS represents a new start for RIM - and for its users, as they're told by CEO Thorsten Heins that their current-generation BlackBerry 7 handsets cannot be upgraded to BB10.