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  • With BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, RIM Wants To Help Enterprises Manage Android, iOS Devices

    With BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, RIM Wants To Help Enterprises Manage Android, iOS Devices

    Research In Motion this morning introduced a new enterprise mobility solution dubbed BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, aiming to help its business and government clients manage employees’ smartphones and tablets running the BlackBerry operating system, but also Android and iOS devices like the iPhone and the iPad. Currently in early beta testing with a limited number of enterprise customers… Read More

  • 52 Pick-Up, or, Where I Went Wrong

    52 Pick-Up, or, Where I Went Wrong

    Happy anniversary to me: I’ve now been writing this here weekly column for exactly one year. In that time I have opined, prescribed, and predicted many things. And now, as part of my one-man crusade for greater opinion-journalism accountability, I’m going to take a moment to go back and look at what I got right … and where I went horribly, hilariously wrong. With luck this… Read More

  • Former RIM VP Tyler Lessard Lands CMO Job At Fixmo

    Former RIM VP Tyler Lessard Lands CMO Job At Fixmo

    In a high-profile departure, Tyler Lessard quit his job as VP of BlackBerry Global Alliances & Developer Relations at Research in Motion (RIM) at the end of last month. He worked at RIM, a sinking ship, for over a decade. He’s now landed at mobile risk management company Fixmo, the company announced this morning. Read More

  • CNN: Blackberry Outage Impacting Users On Almost Every Planet

    CNN: Blackberry Outage Impacting Users On Almost Every Planet

    There’s no escape. The Blackberry service outage is now impacting users on almost every planet, CNN reports. Tatooine and Coruscant appear to not have been affected yet, but users all over Geonosis, Naboo and Yavin were reportedly hit hard. Our thoughts are with their inhabitants. (Via @dccrowley and @mpoppel, but probably first noted by @brundle_fly) Read More

  • As Seesmic Bids Adieu To RIM, UberMedia Introduces UberSocial 1.2 For BlackBerry

    The popular UberSocial Twitter client for BlackBerry (formerly known as UberTwitter) just got an update with a bunch of new features and bug fixes. Notably, its developer UberMedia is doubling down on its BlackBerry app around the same time one of its rivals, Seesmic, is abandoning the BlackBerry platform. One of the new features in UberSocial for Blackberry 1.2 is called “Inner… Read More

  • Fly Or Die: Can RIM Survive?

    Fly Or Die: Can RIM Survive?

    Hot on the heels of my scathing diatribe against the once-mighty Blackberry empire, Erick and I explore the current financial and development situation that has befallen our neighbors to the North. Plus, we have an extra special guest who, as Erick notes, will “build an app for any platform, even Windows Phone 7″ but bailed on BBOS. As I wrote in my post, I wish it didn’t have… Read More

  • Dolby Sues RIM Over Patent Infringement, Aims To Halt Sales Of BlackBerry Devices

    Breaking - Dolby has just announced that it has filed patent infringement lawsuits in the United States and Germany against BlackBerry maker Research In Motion. The lawsuits seek recovery of financial damages and injunctions to halt sales of “many RIM products” that Dolby claims infringes its patents. Read More

  • RIM: BlackBerry PlayBook Hitting 16 Additional Markets Over The Next 30 Days

    BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) this morning announced intentions to debut the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet in an additional 16 markets over the next 30 days, including the UK, Hong Kong, France, India, Spain and Australia. So far, RIM’s iPad competitor has only been available to customers in North America (since April 19, 2011), and has drawn mixed reviews. Read More

  • Fly Or Die: The BlackBerry Playbook Vs. The Color Nook

    Fly Or Die: The BlackBerry Playbook Vs. The Color Nook

    Tablets and electronic book readers are on a collision course. In this episode of Fly or Die , ChrunchGear editor John Biggs and I discuss the pros and cons of the new BlackBerry Playbook and the Color Nook from Barnes & Noble. The PlayBook is fast and a solid effort from our much-beleaguered Canadian friends. But is it too little, too late? If you are a BackBerry user and want a tablet… Read More

  • RIM Reveals BlackBerry PlayBook Versions, Pricing (Starts At $499), Retail Partners

    RIM Reveals BlackBerry PlayBook Versions, Pricing (Starts At $499), Retail Partners

    In case you were holding out for a BlackBerry PlayBook: good news. Research In Motion this morning announced (expected) plans to make the tablet computer available in more than 20,000 retail outlets in the U.S. and Canada. Indeed, pricing starts at $499. In the U.S., outlets include AT&T, Best Buy, Office Depot, RadioShack, Sprint and Staples. Best Buy has already announced that the… Read More