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Seven new BlackBerries to be unveiled soon


July 13th, 2011 - 10:54 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 13 (IANS) Warding off investors' anger at their annual meeting at Waterloo near here Tuesday, BlackBerry co-CEOs announced that seven new smart phones running a new operating system ... Read more...

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Now Apple goes after BlackBerry’s enterprise base


July 12th, 2011 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 12 (IANS) As BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) co-CEOs face jittery investors Tuesday at the annual meeting amid the company's declining market share, Apple has stepped up ... Read more...

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BlackBerry bosses reluctant to loosen grip?


July 8th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 8 (IANS) BlackBerry co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie are reluctant to loosen their grip on Research In Motion (RIM) despite their decision June 30 to set up ... Read more...

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BlackBerry co-CEOs told to loosen grip on RIM


June 28th, 2011 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 28 (IANS) BlackBerry co-CEOs were Monday asked to loosen their hold on the company to reverse its declining fortunes.As investors put pressure on the top technology company for ... Read more...

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BlackBerry co-founders knocked off billionaires’ list


June 24th, 2011 - 9:52 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 24 (IANS) The two men who created the iconic BlackBerry company have been knocked off the world billionaires' list.With the shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) ... Read more...

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BlackBerry continues to bleed


June 21st, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 21 (IANS) After its 21 percent plunge Friday, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) continued to bleed Monday, with its stock further diving almost seven percent.At $25.41 now, ... Read more...

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21 percent plunge in BlackBerry stock


June 18th, 2011 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 18 (IANS) In the biggest one-day fall in its fortunes Friday, the BlackBerry company Research In Motion (RIM) plunged about 21 percent - or more than $7 per ... Read more...

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BlackBerry announces job cuts as profits, stock plunge


June 17th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 17 (IANS) BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM)sank more than 15 percent during after-hours trading after Canada's top technology company released first-quarter results Thursday.As Waterloo-based RIM posted a ... Read more...

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Probe into whether BlackBerry misguided shareholders


May 25th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 25 (IANS) A US law firm is probing whether BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) deliberately kept its shareholders in the dark about its problems in releasing new ... Read more...

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BlackBerry downgraded as stock tanks 14.4 percent


April 30th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 30 (IANS) As expected, shares of Research In Motion (RIM) tanked Friday after the BlackBerry maker slashed its outlook for the current quarter a day earlier.On the Toronto ... Read more...

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BlackBerry lowers profit outlook, stock sinks


April 29th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 29 (IANS) BlackBerry stock sank Thursday as slow sales of its smart phones forced device maker Research In Motion (RIM) to slash its quarterly profit outlook.Issuing a revised ... Read more...

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BlackBerry buys software company to beef up apps store


April 29th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 29 (IANS) Desperate to catch up with Apple and Google Android devices in apps, BlackBerry has bought Montreal-based software company Tungle that develops apps that allow users ... Read more...

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BlackBerry likely to unveil new smart phones next week


April 28th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 28 (IANS) BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) is likely to unveil new smart phones at its annual BlackBerry World conference next week in Florida."It's going to be ... Read more...

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Don’t write us off, warns BlackBerry chief


April 16th, 2011 - 10:55 am ICT by IANS
Toronto/New York, April 16 (IANS) After this week's advance reviews slamming its PlayBook tablet, that is hitting markets Tuesday, as 'half baked' and analysts calling the company a "broken ... Read more...

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BlackBerry to offer ’super phone’, as shares slip (Lead)


March 25th, 2011 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 25 (IANS) Shares of Research In Motion (RIM) sank as much as 12 percent during after-hour trading Thursday as the BlackBerry maker hinted at less-than-expected results in the ... Read more...

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BlackBerry now set offer ’super phone’


March 25th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 25 (IANS) Shares of Research In Motion (RIM) sank as much as 12 percent during after-hour trading Thursday after the BlackBerry maker hinted at less-than-expected results in the ... Read more...

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BlackBerry posts 40 percent growth to beat forecasts


December 17th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 17 (IANS) Beating forecasts, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) posted its sixth straight quarter of record smart phone sales in its third-quarter results of fiscal 2011 announced ... Read more...

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BlackBerry to sell tablet below $500 to undercut iPad sales


November 11th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 11 (IANS) With co-CEO Jim Balsillie Wednesday announcing that the company's PlayBook tablet will be priced under $500, shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) soared on ... Read more...

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BlackBerry boss hits out at Apple’s Steve Jobs


October 21st, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Oct 21 (IANS) Hitting back at Apple boss Steve Jobs who Monday claimed that "we have now passed RIM (Research In Motion)'' in smartphone sales, BlackBerry maker co-CEO Jim ... Read more...

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BlackBerry boss to represent private sector on UN panel


August 10th, 2010 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 10 (IANS) Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) based at Waterloo near here, was Monday appointed to a United Nations panel to study globally sustainable economic ... Read more...

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Despite Obama’s boredom with BlackBerry, RIM to unveil new device


July 30th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 30 (IANS) With Apple's iPhone 4 threatening to topple it from its top perch in North America and even President Barrack Obama admitting on a TV show Thursday ... Read more...

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BlackBerry now touts Messenger to woo the young


July 20th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 20 (IANS) Facing a fierce onslaught from Apple's iPhone 4 and Google Android devices, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) is pulling out all the stops to ... Read more...

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Apple iPhone 4 Faces New Attack From RIM And Nokia


July 17th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri July 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Apple press Conference that was held yesterday at the Cupertino headquarters of the company has created sensation among everyone. The media entities expected a major ... Read more...

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BlackBerry bosses mum on new launches


July 14th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 14 (IANS) On a day when its rival Apple slipped more than four percent on the market after a poor review of iPhone 4, BlackBerry maker Research In ... Read more...

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BlackBerry holds No 1 position in US, posts $2.46-b profit


April 1st, 2010 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, April 1 (IANS) BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) reported 35 percent jump in its revenue over the previous fiscal year, netting in $15 billion in fiscal 2010.The world ... Read more...

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BlackBerry is world’s fastest growing company: Fortune


August 18th, 2009 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 18 (IANS) BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) tops Fortune magazine's list of the world's 100 fastest-growing companies. It is the first time that Fortune has opened its list of the top ... Read more...

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For BlackBerry, it is globalisation abroad and protectionism at home


August 6th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Aug 6 (IANS) Preaching globalization abroad and protectionism at home. That seems to be the mantra of Canadian corporates.BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) may have worldwide operations but ... Read more...

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Canadian media favours protectionism, wants Nortel sale cancelled


July 30th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 30 (IANS) Taking protectionism and nationalism to absurd levels, the Canadian media has now joined opposition parties to pressure the government to stop sale of Nortel assets to ... Read more...

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Ericsson buys Nortel’s wireless business for $1.13 bn (Lead)


July 25th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 25 (IANS) Swedish telecom major Ericsson has bought Nortel's wireless business for $1.13 billion.In a statement Saturday after Friday's court-monitored auction in New York, Ericsson said it ... Read more...

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Nortel’s end begins with auction of wireless business


July 25th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 25 (IANS) The liquidation of Canada's fabled Nortel began Friday.After a troubled decade, the 127-year-old telecom equipment giant went under the hammer in New York to sell its ... Read more...

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BlackBerry shut out of bidding for Nortel arm


July 23rd, 2009 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 23 (IANS) Dying telecom firm Nortel, which auctions its wireless business this week, has said Blackberry maker Research In Motion (RIM) was shut out of the bidding process for failing ... Read more...

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BlackBerry cries foul as its bid for Nortel is scuttled


July 21st, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, July 21 (IANS) Playing up the nationalist card, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Limited (RIM) has cried foul over the denial of the right to bid for the ... Read more...

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BlackBerry posts $643 mn profit


June 20th, 2009 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 20 (IANS) BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has reported a profit of $643 million for the first quarter of the year, compared to $518.3 million posted during the previous ... Read more...

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Now print from your BlackBerry anywhere!


May 5th, 2009 - 10:13 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 5 (IANS) BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) has announced a strategic tie-up with Hewlett Packard (HP) to provide "a portfolio of solution"' to businesses on its smartphones. Under the tie-up, Hewlett ... Read more...

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BlackBerry defies forecasts to post record profit


April 3rd, 2009 - 10:29 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 3 (IANS) Defying market forecasts, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) Thursday reported a record profit of $518.3 million on a total revenue of $3.46 billion for the last quarter ... Read more...

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