RIM shines; Palm getting better

Canadian handset manufacturer RIM (Research In Motion) was on good form during the quarter for the three months to the end of November, notching up an increase in net profit from $396m in 2008 to $628m in 2009.

New leaders could emerge in handset market

In the mobile handset space, volume market leaders like Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola and Sony Ericsson are being challenged by RIM, Apple, HTC and Palm, which are significantly eroding their market share with an assault in the smartphone market.

BlackBerry stirs up a second Storm

Canadian handset shop Research In Motion (RIM) has taken another crack at the BlackBerry Storm, the touchscreen device which suffered in the review stakes due to a clunky interface.

RIM packs widgets; Palm opens developer programme

Canadian device manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) on Tuesday showed off its BlackBerry Widget Software Development Kit (SDK) – a suite of tools allowing third party application developers to build rich, web-based applications for BlackBerry handsets.

RIM profits down in August quarter

Canadian vendor of fruit flavoured handsets, Research In Motion (RIM) said that net income for the quarter to the end of August fell slightly to $475.6m from $495.5m in the same period 2008.

Nokia lead threatened by smartphone market growth

Second quarter 2009 handset market data from Gartner shows lead player Nokia coming under increasing pressure as the smartphone sector outperforms the market. Overall handset shipments were down 6.1 per cent year on year for Q209, at 286.1 million but smartphone sales increased by 27 per cent to reach almost 41 million.

Mike Lazaridis, founder and co-CEO, Research In Motion (RIM)

Mike Lazaridis founded BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) while still a student at the University of Waterloo, a decision which led him to drop out of school just two months before graduation. A noted philanthropist in science and computing projects, Lazaridis is the driving force behind RIM’s technology and innovation.

Ericsson wins Nortel LTE, CDMA auction

Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson emerged as the highest bidder for Nortel’s LTE and CDMA assets in a 12 hour auction which took place on Friday.

RIM attacks Nortel for rejecting offer for CDMA, LTE assets

Canadian handset vendor Research In Motion (RIM) has come out swinging against compatriot firm Nortel, alleging that the infrastructure vendor, which is in the process of selling itself off, has obstructed its attempts to purchase assets.

App store wars: Who owns the customer?

As the impact of Apple’s iPhone resonates around the mobile industry, operators and device makers are all running to raise the bar on their own smartphones and services, hoping to catch the wave of higher revenues and customer loyalty, by Kate Bulkley.

RIM shifts 7.8 mil. BlackBerrys in second quarter

Canadian vendor and maker of the fruit flavoured gadgets Research In Motion (RIM), said Thursday that it shipped around 7.8 million devices during the three months ended May 30, 2009. In that same period the vendor also added 3.8 million new BlackBerry subscribers.

T-Mobile pioneers annual payment model for Blackberry

In the highly competitive UK market mobile operators are no stranger to trying out disruptive tactics to win new customers, with T-Mobile this week pioneering a ‘pay once’ model for the BlackBerry Pearl.

RIM beats credit crunch with strong results

Fruit flavoured gadget vendor Research In Motion Limited (RIM) turned in some credit crunch busting results on Friday, reporting net profit for the three months to end February 28 of $518.3m, compared to $412.5m in the same quarter last year.

BlackBerry launches app store

Canadian gadget shop Research In Motion (RIM) has opened the doors to its application storefront, BlackBerry App World.