BlackBerry wheels out BBM, BES improvements

(BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins with a demo Bentley. ITWC photo) ORLANDO -- The stage at the opening of this year's BlackBerry Live conference featured a lot of pricey wheels and celebrities. They included

Published on: May 14th, 2013 Howard Solomon

RIM’s LTE PlayBook debuts Aug. 9

Research In Motion is about to catch up with competitors offering tablets with cellular connectivity. The company said Thursday that its LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will be released Aug. 9 in Canada and shortly

Published on: August 2nd, 2012 Howard Solomon

Google’s Nexus 7 and $199 tablet alternatives

NEW YORK -- Google Inc. last week announced its Nexus 7 tablet for US$199, but that isn't the only tablet available at that price. Amazon, Lenovo, Research In Motion and Barnes & Noble 

Published on: July 3rd, 2012 Agam Shah

RIM breakup rumours ‘a silly fantasy’

Unnamed sources "close" to BlackBerry maker Research in Motion dismissed as a "silly fantasy" a story by The Sunday Times of London claiming that the company was considering splitting its hardware and network

Published on: June 25th, 2012 John Cox


They had to work out a few things, but once they did, RIM’s relationship with developers got a whole lot better. At the BlackBerry 10 Jam software developer conference in Toronto Thursday, Martyn

Published on: June 21st, 2012 brian bloom

Hack lets iOS apps run on a Playbook

SAN FRANCISCO -- RIM's Blackberry Playbook is not exactly the hottest tablet in the world you could own. One thing that's really frustrating is the lack of apps available, unlike the enviable App

Published on: June 15th, 2012 elizabeth fish

SIDEBAR: The star car at BlackBerry World

ORLANDO -- The star of the bustling solutions hall at the opening of BlackBerry World 2012 was a black police cruiser with the markings of the Chatham-Kent Police force. It was driven here

Published on: April 30th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Review: RIM PlayBook wireless keyboard, tablet

Does size matter? In the decision to buy a media tablet, it’s the key question.With their large screens the roughly 10-in. units like Apple Inc.’s iPad and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1,  are easy

Published on: April 19th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Is RIM blocking side-loading of apps or not?

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- First Research In Motion roiled its shrinking universe of users and developers with a single tweet about ending side-loading of apps on its PlayBook tablet. And then the company created

Published on: April 11th, 2012 John Cox