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May 31, 2012  3:30 AM

The Fall of RIM

Posted by: Raj Perumal
news, RIM, stock

Hi folks! So it seems like things still aren't going that great for RIM. Here we are in the second quarter of 2012 and all we keep hearing are promises about BlackBerry 10. Don't get me wrong, I hope it knocks are socks off, but after being underwhelmed by RIM for years, it's hard to have...

April 30, 2012  4:47 AM

RIM Updating Apps for BBM

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BBM, BlackBerry, RIM, updating apps

Hi folks! So as part of RIM's efforts to save itself from the clutches of death, they have decided to update their apps. RIM is going to be updating their apps to be more BBM friendly. This is supposed to help social networking integration with the BlackBerry. Now I think this is a great idea...

April 30, 2012  4:33 AM

Jim Balsillie and RIM

Posted by: Raj Perumal
board, Jim Balsillie, RIM

Hi folks! So before Jim left RIM he seemed to make some waves. What did he do? He tried to get them to play ball by utilizing the RIM network with other carriers. This could have meant big business for RIM. Unfortunately he was out voted and it never came to fruition. Time will tell if this...

March 31, 2012  11:12 PM

Who’s going to acquire RIM?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
acquisition, Microsoft, RIM, Samsung

Hi folks! So based on the latest information from RIM's last quarter and news of Jim Balsillie resigning - people are talking about what's next for RIM. One of the biggest rumours floating around is the acquisition of RIM or some of it's patents. That by far is what keeps RIM in the game today...

March 31, 2012  10:39 PM

Today is the last day for BES upgrade

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Android, Apple, BES, BlackBerry, free playbook, RIM, upgrade

Hi folks, so as you may have heard , today was the last day to upgrade BES to the latest version and be eligible for the free PlayBook. I'm not sure how many people took advantage of this offer but I'd love to see the numbers. RIM's recent quarterly results indicate that things haven't been...

March 31, 2012  10:19 PM

Jim Balsillie Resigns from RIM Board

Posted by: Raj Perumal
co-ceo, Jim Balsillie, resigns, RIM

Hi folks, so unless you have been hiding under a rock, you've heard that Jim has resigned from the RIM board. What do I think about this? I think it's about time! By doing this, maybe RIM can move forward without the influence of the former co-ceo. This should enable RIM to re-focus and...

February 29, 2012  8:41 PM

Yet another way to get a free BlackBerry PlayBook

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, developer, free playbook, RIM

Hi folks! So if you read my previous post, you know you can get a free PlayBook by upgrading to BES version 5 by March 31st, 2012. Well there is another way as well. Developers submitting applications to RIM can also get a free PlayBook. This offer was so popular that RIM has extended it to...

January 31, 2012  9:57 PM

RIM’s Changes

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, CEO, down, Playbook, RIM, shakeup, slide, stocks fall, Thorsten Heins

Hi folks! So if you were hiding under a rock you might not have heard this news. But earlier this month Thorsten Heins took over as CEO of RIM. Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis took a step back but still reside on the board. What does this mean for RIM? Apparently nothing if you listen to...

January 23, 2012  3:25 AM

RIM CEOs step down!

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, CEO, Jim Balsillie, Mike Lazaridis, Playbook, RIM, step down, stocks, Thorsten Heins

Hi folks! So this just in! Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis have stepped down as co-CEO's of RIM! They have named Thorsten Heins as the new President and CEO. He has also been appointed to the board! All I can say, is it's about flipping time! RIM was on a roller coaster ride into oblivion this...

November 30, 2011  11:56 PM

BlackBerry Fusion

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BlackBerry, Fusion, mdm, mobile device management, RIM

Hi folks! So unless you have been under a rock you've heard about RIM's latest annoucement. They have announced BlackBerry Fusion! What is this? It's their entry into the MDM (mobile device management) market. I think this is a great idea but just a little to late. RIM should have come to the...

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