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BlackBerry 10 Unveiled

May 1st, 2012 05:31 admin View Comments

Blackberry

arcite writes “Research in Motion Ltd’s new CEO, Thorsten Heins, unveiled BlackBerry 10 in Florida today. Will new features such as a virtual keyboard that learns from typing behavior and a camera that easily focuses on faces be enough to scrape back precious market share (which could possibly fall to 5%) from the likes of Apple and Android? With no physical device yet revealed and a release date ranging anywhere from August to October, it will be an uphill battle.” Engadget had some brief hands-on time with a dev Alpha. It seems RIM is trying to jumpstart app development through its App Generator and financial incentives.

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Microsoft, Nokia, and Amazon Contemplated RIM Takeover

December 21st, 2011 12:22 admin View Comments

Microsoft

CSHARP123 writes “WSJ’s anonymous sources indicates that MS and Nokia casually considered bidding on Research in Motion Ltd. The outcome of the talks are not clear. The Journal suggests that this wasn’t anything more than a simple idea that came up at one of the regular meetings between senior executives from all three companies — perhaps it could have even been just a casual talk — but one wonders how Microsoft and Nokia executives think there is profit to be made by this take over. Maybe RIM provides a good backdoor entry for MS into the enterprise space for its Windows Phone 7? Recently, Amazon was also considering bidding on RIM. It is interesting to see who will gobble up RIM.”

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Technology Blamed For Helping UK Rioters

August 9th, 2011 08:55 admin View Comments

Crime

Hugh Pickens writes “The WSJ reports that following three nights of rioting and looting in London, Blackberry’s messaging network and social networking sites are being blamed by police, politicians and media organizations for helping rioters in London spread word about the next hot spot . It’s an ‘encrypted, very secure, safe, fast, cheap, free, easy way for disaffected urban youth to spread messages for the next targets,’ says Mike Butcher, editor of TechCrunch Europe and digital advisor to the Mayor of London. But Ian Maude, an analyst at Enders Analysis, said it’s unfair to lay the blame on technology. ‘Certainly, it’s a lot easier for people to communicate with each other in real time via some of these services but that’s a fact of life. They’re not good or evil in themselves, its the purposes for which people use them.’ The Metropolitan Police, known as Scotland Yard, say they are monitoring social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Research In Motion Ltd. (RIMM), the maker of Blackberry smartphones, says it has ‘engaged with the authorities to assist in any way we can.’” An anonymous reader points out that the rioters aren’t the only ones using technology. London police have begun posting pictures on Flikr of people they’d like to interview following the riots over the last few days.

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