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RIM’s BlackBerry 10 Leaps FIPS Security Hurdle

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BlackBerry 10 is now FIPS 140-2 certified, but analysts continue to debate the platform’s potential for success. continue…

Android the 800-Pound Gorilla of Smartphones: IDC

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Android’s share of the smartphone market has hit 75 percent, according to IDC. continue…

RIM’s BlackBerry 10 Likely Launching in March 2013: Analyst

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RIM could launch its next-generation BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system in March 2013, predicts analyst Peter Misek. continue…

Yahoo Excludes BlackBerry from Employee Smartphone List

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Yahoo decided to exclude BlackBerry from the list of potential employee smartphones. That illustrates Research In Motion’s current troubles. continue…

Report: RIM Mulls Secured Server Sale

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IBM has reportedly bid for RIM’s enterprise services business and its secured servers. continue…

Layoffs Come to Thousands at RIM, Motorola Mobility

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Bad news is coming for thousands of mobile-company workers as Research in Motion and Google’s Motorola Mobility both prepare for layoffs. RIM is expected to let up to 3,000 people go today. Yesterday — Sunday — Google said it will cut 20 percent of Motorola Mobility’s workforce and close a third of its 94 offices worldwide. One-third of the Motorola cuts will be in the United States. Among the drivers of Google’s decision: a desire to exit unprofitable markets, stop… continue…

IBM Wants RIM Enterprise Services Unit: Rumor

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IBM is interested in Research In Motion’s enterprise-services unit, which offers secure service to BlackBerry units, according to Bloomberg. continue…

RIM CEO Heins: BlackBerry Can Rebound

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RIM CEO Thorsten Heins told a British newspaper that the BlackBerry platform can survive in a competitive smartphone landscape. continue…

Why RIM Says BlackBerry 10 Will Be Worth Waiting For

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Research In Motion’s rise and downfall has been well-documented, even more so after the it announced its less-than-stellar Q1 performance in June. Aside from the disappointing numbers, investors weren’t particularly happy with the fact that the first BlackBerry 10-powered device won’t be available in the market until next year. According to RIM CEO Thorsten Heins, he’s buying more time to deliver the most polished BlackBerry experience yet, instead of launching a half-baked product. The message Heins is trying to send is simple:… continue…

RIM Delays BlackBerry 10 Again, Will Lay Off 5,000

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Research in Motion is delaying the launch of its BlackBerry 10  – again – and laying off 5,000 people from its workforce of 16,500. Although the layoffs were expected, it wasn’t until Thursday that it announced the size of the move. As for BlackBerry 10, the company is banking its entire future on the new operating system, and the unit behind it is said to be the only area of the company sheltered from the job cuts. BlackBerry 10 was supposed… continue…