Research in Motion Denies BBX Infringement Claims, Doesn't Know What…

After numerous public gaffes, RIM is banking on BBX, its newest platform, to help drag the company back into respectability. Unfortunately, the "BBX" name itself could be infringing on a New Mexican software maker's trademarks. » 10/20/11 11:00pm 10/20/11 11:00pm

RIM: Smaller 3.2" BlackBerry Curve Touch 9380 Imminent

A smaller, touchscreen-only and therefore hopefully cheaper BlackBerry Curve Touch is on the way, with RIM telling its app developers to prepare for a modest 3.2" touch-only BlackBerry. It most definitely won't look like the Torch then (pictured). » 10/17/11 7:10am 10/17/11 7:10am

RIM Offers Free Apps & Games to Appease Users Over Last Week's Outage

BlackBerry maker RIM has announced it's giving away a stack of apps and games to its users over the next few months, as a combined apology and peace-offering to those who suffered during last week's "BlackBerry Jam" network failures. » 10/17/11 6:40am 10/17/11 6:40am

RIM: Our BBM Core Switch Failed. Then Our Back-Up Failed.

BlackBerry maker RIM has released a statement on the ongoing BlackBerry Messenger service failures, saying that pretty much everything broke at once. And there's now a big backlog of sexts to process. » 10/12/11 6:25am 10/12/11 6:25am

Does the World Need a BlackBerry Music-Streaming Service?

Look, we get it RIM—your BBM service is great. But a music-streaming service that runs in BBM? WTF? Cnet heard from sources that they've signed papers with one of the four big music labels already. » 8/19/11 4:55am 8/19/11 4:55am

The First BlackBerry Running QNX Shows Up and Sounds Like the Same Old…

Codenamed BlackBerry Colt, details of RIM's first BlackBerry to run the new PlayBook tablet-like QNX software has been leaked to BGR, and from what they've reported it sounds like same old RIM: a single-core chipset, and lacking BES support, too. » 8/08/11 11:08am 8/08/11 11:08am

All Those New BlackBerrys? They're Already Old Hat

Adding to yesterday's five handsets, RIM's got two more BlackBerrys for 2011 according to their MD of global sales and regional marketing, but as to whether they'll use the PlayBook's QNX OS remains to be seen. » 8/04/11 4:55am 8/04/11 4:55am

BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 Will Now Share Your Location, and Play Nice…

Leaving behind its pimply beta adolescence and debuting as the official new BBM 6.0, a host of new features have been added. Users can now send more than messages and photos to one another, with locations, links, calendar appointments and podcasts supported. » 7/28/11 6:10am 7/28/11 6:10am

BlackBerry Hints New OS 7 Phones For Today, as 9930 Is Leaked to Verizon

What's the best way to skirt over yesterday's announced redundancies? Announce via Twitter and Facebook that your first OS 7 phones are being announced the next day, and then ensure Verizon accidentally leaks a video of the 9930. » 7/26/11 4:00am 7/26/11 4:00am

RIM Is Letting Go 11 Percent of Its Employees

Almost in the same breath that RIM announced it'd purchased video editing company JayCut, it's also said they're letting go of 11 per cent of its employees, which equates to around 2,000 jobs. The top tier of employees is also being reshuffled, with its COO retiring—no sign of one of its two CEOs stepping down as… » 7/25/11 7:48am 7/25/11 7:48am

Clearly Video Editing Will Solve All of RIM's Problems

RIM, the maker of all BlackBerrys, is in hot water. It's not boiling yet, but I just dipped my finger in and it's definitely simmering after today's big announcement that RIM's bought JayCut, a video-editing company. » 7/22/11 11:55am 7/22/11 11:55am

The US Government Can Now Play With Tablets—Well, the BlackBerry…

While Obama and colleagues have admitted to owning iPads, it's the BlackBerry PlayBook which the US government has chosen to be the first certified for governmental use, under the FIPS 140-2 certification. Presumably for security reasons, and not because of its apps. [BGR] » 7/22/11 7:00am 7/22/11 7:00am

BlackBerry Will Launch Seven New Phones This Year

Please bear in mind while you're manufacturing these seven new BlackBerrys, RIM, that quality always trumps quantity. We'd love to see you overcome your problems and strike gold again. [The Guardian] » 7/14/11 4:40am 7/14/11 4:40am

BlackBerry App Downloads Hit 1 Billion...But Wait

Yes, RIM has seen one billion apps downloaded from its App World store...but that figure includes updated app downloads too, according to the rep BGR spoke to. Oh dear. [BlackBerry via BGR] » 7/13/11 7:30am 7/13/11 7:30am

Anonymous RIM Employee Condemns "Soviet-Era Government" Atmosphere and…

BlackBerry may have a nice slice of the market-share pie, and some interesting products—and platforms—on the way, but there are increasing fears over their future. This open letter to RIM, written by a "high-level" employee, says it all. » 6/30/11 11:33am 6/30/11 11:33am

Has RIM Forced Carriers to Rush Buggy BlackBerrys Onto the Shelves?

According to BGR's sources, RIM's been playing with fire, "strong-arming several carriers, essentially forcing them to approve devices they normally would not move through the Technical Acceptance phase." That explains a lot, doesn't it BlackBerry owners? » 6/20/11 11:34am 6/20/11 11:34am

BlackBerry To Use the Same Designers Behind HTC Sense? (Updated)

RIM's next OS could look a lot more slick, if rumors about them working with You i Labs are correct. The wackily-named Canadian design company created HTC's beautiful Sense interface, which has been used on both WinMo and Android products . Correction: You I has nothing to do with HTC or HTC Sense. » 6/14/11 8:00am 6/14/11 8:00am

BlackBerry PlayBook Now on Sale at Sprint, as Update 1.0.5 Is Pushed Out

As well as Best Buy, Staples and OfficeMax, Sprint is now selling the 16GB Wi-Fi version of the PlayBook, for $500. This comes as a new software update was pushed out yesterday, pre-loading the Facebook app and adding an in-app payment system plus Wi-Fi hotspot detection. You mean to tell me these features weren't… » 6/08/11 4:50am 6/08/11 4:50am

BlackBerry Curve Apollo Leaks Out and Shows What to Expect in August

Tipsters from the Vietnamese forums Tinhte.vn got their hands on the upcoming Curve Apollo, which they say is 11mm thin and has an improved screen resolution of 480x360. Check out their video here, or hands-on pics over here. [Tinhte—Thanks, tipster!] » 5/30/11 11:02am 5/30/11 11:02am