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RIM Starts Layoffs After Dismal BlackBerry News

RIM Starts Layoffs After Dismal BlackBerry News

Research In Motion (RIM) had an awful week after its earnings call that revealed layoffs were ahead. The company's been struggling to play catch-up after Apple and Google started eating up its enterprise market. But, rushing its BlackBerry devices to market has caused more harm than good, as the half-baked firmware attracted lots of criticism. Now, a report from the Waterloo region in Canada, where RIM is based, reveals that 200 employees have just been let go today.

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RIM Forcing Half-Baked BlackBerrys On To Carriers?

RIM Forcing Half-Baked BlackBerrys On To Carriers?

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has just faced a dismal week since its quarterly earnings call that yielded disappointing figures, imminent layoffs, and confirmed delays for the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the 4G PlayBook. Now insider sources are revealing that RIM has had history of strong-arming carriers to accept their devices even before they're ready for the carrier testing phase. Knowing this and the delay could mean that the platforms for the new BlackBerry and PlayBook are worse than we thought.

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BlackBerry PlayBook 10-Inch Version Arriving For the Holidays?

BlackBerry PlayBook 10-Inch Version Arriving For the Holidays?

Fresh from the BlackBerry World 2011 press conference in Orlando, Florida, comes speculation that RIM may be planning to release a 10-inch version of their BlackBerry PlayBook in time for the holidays this year. With the WiFi 7-inch PlayBook having just been launched last month to critical reviews on its firmware and a 4G version yet to be confirmed, would a larger slate be too soon?

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BlackBerry Enterprise Solution manages Android and iOS phones/tablets too

BlackBerry Enterprise Solution manages Android and iOS phones/tablets too

RIM has already shown it's willing to dip into other platforms if it thinks that will boost its market appeal - the arrival of Android apps on the BlackBerry PlayBook later this year will be evidence of that - but the company hasn't forgotten that enterprise users will want to securely manage their broadening ecosystem. The new multi-platform BlackBerry Enterprise Solution will allow admins to control and manage not only BlackBerry smartphones and QNX tablets, like the PlayBook, but also Android and Apple iOS devices too.

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BlackBerry Bold Touch Makes Brief Appearance On RIM’s Front Page

BlackBerry Bold Touch Makes Brief Appearance On RIM’s Front Page

Research In Motion (RIM) has either accidentally posted the new BlackBerry Bold Touch on their front-page today or pulled a PR teaser trick. Whatever it was, it was quickly removed, but not before folks got a good screenshot of the page, which detailed the company's new touchscreen smartphone likely to be unveiled at next week's BlackBerry World convention in Florida.

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