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RIM: BlackBerry 10 developer support on the rise

RIM: BlackBerry 10 developer support on the rise

Baird Equity Research recently published a report that suggests BlackBerry 10 developers are either leaving the OS for greener pastures (before the OS is even available to consumers, no less) or aren't all that confident that it can achieve long-term success. This is just the latest in a long line of disappointing news for RIM, so naturally the company isn't too thrilled to have this report floating around the internet. Today, RIM developer relations vice president Alec Saunders took to the BlackBerry Developer Blog to dispel the notion that developer intent for BlackBerry 10 is falling.

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RIM CEO: “We own QWERTY market” so we’re chasing full-touch BB10 first

RIM CEO: “We own QWERTY market” so we’re chasing full-touch BB10 first

RIM plans to trim its product line-up and lean heavily on BlackBerry 7 devices as it puts the finishing touches to BlackBerry 10, focusing on BBM connected services to provoke consumer interest. As for the decision to push a full-touchscreen device running the new platform initially, rather than playing to RIM's obvious strengths in devices with keyboards, Heins said that it was an intentional strategy rather than a company gaffe.

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RIM facing lawsuits over broken BlackBerry 10 promises

RIM facing lawsuits over broken BlackBerry 10 promises

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins may be confident the decision to delay BlackBerry 10 was sound, but the company's shareholders may not be so accommodating, with threats of lawsuits over misrepresentation. Under scrutiny is just how much Heins and the rest of the RIM board knew of the potential for delay while still publicly promising it would arrive in late 2012, the NYT reports, with uncertainty over when, exactly, the decision to change the launch timetable was made.

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RIM CEO on BlackBerry 10 delay: “I could still see the seams”

RIM CEO on BlackBerry 10 delay: “I could still see the seams”

RIM chief exec Thorsten Heins has again defended the company's decision to delay BlackBerry 10 devices, saying he was dissatisfied with the remaining flaws in what's intended to be a "seamless environment." RIM recently confirmed that phones running BlackBerry 10 would now arrive in early 2013, rather than late 2012 as previously promised; Heins told The Globe and Mail that "the goal of BlackBerry 10 is to bring some of the best technologies in the world together in a seamless environment" and that he was frustrated by how the company's software engineers hadn't quite achieved that.

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RIM cash reserves threatened by carrier fee cut demands

RIM cash reserves threatened by carrier fee cut demands

RIM's financial struggles to make it through until BlackBerry 10 hits the market early next year are set to increase, with carriers pressuring the Canadian company to slim its monthly server fees. Operators like AT&T and Verizon have each demanded a reduction in the fees RIM charges for subscribers to access BlackBerry servers, Bloomberg reports, something the company is understandably reluctant to do as they account for more than a third of annual revenue.

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RIM CEO: We’re not in a death spiral

RIM CEO: We’re not in a death spiral

After a disastrous earnings call that revealed that BlackBerry 10 would be delayed to the first quarter of next year, and the announcement that 5,000 further jobs would be cut from the company, things definitely weren’t look good for RIM. The current CEO, Thorsten Heins, has taken to the airwaves to say that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with the company, and that it isn’t “in a death spiral.”

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Leaked BlackBerry 10 roadmap reveals 2013 plans

Leaked BlackBerry 10 roadmap reveals 2013 plans

Things aren’t looking good for RIM, but the company needs to move ahead if it wants to try to survive in such a competitive market. BlackBerryOS have gotten their hands on RIM’s roadmap going forward, which shows several BlackBerry devices planned for release. The first is the elusive 4G version of the BlackBerry PlayBook. Rumors have indicated that this device has been on the cards for a while, and the slide shows it’ll hopefully be landing in the fourth quarter.

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So long, RIM, and thanks for all the phones

So long, RIM, and thanks for all the phones

Oh RIM. Where did it all go wrong? The company has been flailing for some time now, but its dismal financials on the latest earnings call paired with the announcement that BlackBerry 10 won’t make an appearance until the first quarter of next year has almost certainly sealed RIM’s fate. It’s not quite the end of the road just yet, but the light at the end of the tunnel is growing dimmer with each passing day.

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RIM mulls Windows Phone partnership amid squashed BlackBerry

RIM mulls Windows Phone partnership amid squashed BlackBerry

RIM reported a disastrous Q1 2013 financial result in an earnings call yesterday, with the company still resolute in preparing BlackBerry 10 despite yet another delay. RIM also noted how it would be exploring all available avenues, and Reuters is reporting that the company’s board is coming under increasing pressure to sell its software services or partner with Microsoft on Windows Phone.

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