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RIM not impacted by restatement

BlackBerry vendor Research In Motion (RIM) said Thursday that it has completed the restatement of its previously filed financial statements, following an internal review of its stock option granting practices. The restatements cover 2005, 2006 and audited results for 2007. As a result, RIM said it expects trading restrictions to be lifted next week. The […]

BlackBerry gets VoIP

Canadian vendor Research In Motion (RIM) unveiled the fruits of last year’s acquisition of Ascendent Systems on Tuesday. The company launched the weightily titled BlackBerry Mobile Voice System for Seamless Enterprise Voice Integration, which basically allows a BlackBerry to connect to the corporate PBX. Using the platform, BlackBerry smartphone users can remain logged into their […]

BlackBerry comes to Windows Mobile

Canadian vendor Research In Motion (RIM) said Monday it would expand its support for Windows Mobile with an application that will enable BlackBerry services on Windows Mobile 6 devices. RIM plans to offer the software application suite later this year. Once installed, the software will provide users with a virtual BlackBerry application experience, including support […]

BlackBerry crushed by outag

The BlackBerry network is understood to be in the middle of a critical infrastructure outage, potentially affecting millions of users around the globe. Calls to Research In Motion (RIM) have so far gone unanswered but the widespread service outage is reported to be affecting subscribers in the western hemisphere. It is understood to be affecting […]

Latest RIM affidavit targets Balsillie

According to local reports, an affidavit was filed in a Canadian court Thursday, that suggests the pattern of option grants at Research in Motion, is unlikely to be the result of accidental misunderstanding of accounting rules, as claimed by co-CEO Jim Balsillie. University of Iowa professor Erik Lie – a stock options expert – filed […]

BlackBerry Pearl grows up

Following on from the success of the Pearl device, Canadian vendor Research In Motion (RIM) introduced the BlackBerry 8800 at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona this week. While the Pearl was targeted at the prosumer space, new territory for the Canadian vendor, the 8800 brings RIM firmly back to the enterprise market. Borrowing many […]

RIM accused of backdating stock options

Canadian handset maker Research In Motion has been accused of backdating hundreds of thousands of stock options to make them more lucrative for company executives, by an American professor. Professor Erik Lie, whose work has led to nearly 200 investigations in the US, says in an affidavit “I believe that backdating has taken place here”. […]

RIM buys Epoch Integration

Blackberry maker Research In Motion, has bought Epoch Integration, a wireless network firm, for an undisclosed sum. Customers of the BlackBerry will be familiar with Epoch Integration’s NeedText product, a set of software tools for managing the BlackBerry’s enterprise server. A statement on Epoch Integration’s website said: “We would… like to assure you that RIM, […]

NTP slaps Palm with patent suit

Mobile email patent holder NTP, the company that very nearly brought BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) to its knees, has turned its sights on a new target – Palm. NTP’s lawsuit claims that certain Palm products infringe seven NTP patents. Palm said in a statement that it has been in occasional contact with NTP […]

RIM to miss Q2 deadline

Research In Motion (RIM) has warned that it will not be able to meet the October 17th deadline for reporting its Q2 financial results. RIM said Friday that it will need to review certain figures before filing its report, due to a potential “technical error” under US accounting rules. A management and insider cease-trade order […]

RIM destined for extinction?

Research in Motion (RIM) will become a victim of its own proprietary solutions and is doomed to extinction within a decade unless it embraces open standards. This is the argument put forward by Carsten Brinkschulte, CEO of Synchronica, the firm that put the scream feature into stolen mobiles. Brinkschulte believes RIM’s reluctance to embrace open […]

3G BlackBerry comes to Japan

Canadian vendor, Research In Motion (RIM), the company behind the BlackBerry handheld, announced two firsts on Tuesday. Leading Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo will make the first ever BlackBerry available in Japan on September 26 and the device, the BlackBerry 8707h, will also be RIM’s first WCDMA 3G offering. DoCoMo will make the device available to […]

RIM’s ‘Pearl’ set to win consumer hearts

Making good on its promise, Research in Motion, the Canadian manufacturer behind the BlackBerry launched its first consumer version of the iconic gadget on Thursday The new BlackBerry – dubbed 8100 or ‘Pearl’ – is a response from the company to concerns that while it remains dominant in the corporate mobile email sphere, it lacks […]

RIM squashes ‘AppleBerry’ dream

The ongoing rumour that Research in Motion (RIM) is working with Apple to create a mobile phone/iPod hybrid – dubbed ‘AppleBerry’ by hopeful fans – was dealt a blow on Tuesday as RIM refused to answer any questions on the subject. Jim Balsillie, co-chief executive at RIM would not be drawn on the issue when […]

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