RIM BlackBerry 10 Device Unveiling This August

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This is it. This just might be the last major attempt for Research in Motion to become relevant and competitive in the smartphone market. The first BlackBerry 10 device will reportedly be unveiled around the middle of August, followed by a launch some time in the first half of October.

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New RIM Patent Would Result In An Increase In SAR

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Research In Motion (RIM) filed a patent for a technology back in November 2007 and it was granted to them today after 5 long years. The technology allows for the smartphone to automatically adjust earpiece volume based on the “estimated degree of seal of an ear about a speaker port”. That’s really convenient, but is it really safe?

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Arriving Feb 21st

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The BlackBerry PlayBook has been a disaster for Research in Motion. But the tablet’s users are waiting anxiously for the arrival of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 upgrade which is expected to bring a few fixes as well as new features. Earlier, we heard rumors that the latest OS version will arrive next week and now we have confirmation on the launch date.

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RIM’s New BBX Operating System Marries BlackBerry With QNX

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I guess one way around that is to create yet another operating system and that’s exactly what the Waterloo crew have decided to do, today announcing the next-generation BBX OS for BlackBerry smartphone and tablet devices.

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BlackBerry Colt with QNX being rushed to market without BES

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We’ve all heard about how the RIM BlackBerry PlayBook was a rushed product, sending what was almost a beta build into the marketplace. Now, it looks like Research in Motion is about to do the exact same thing with another QNX-based device: the upcoming BlackBerry Colt.

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RIM is clearly hurting, but its stock price is rising

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RIM is in trouble, we all know that.Yet their stock is rising this month. How could this be? Maybe RIM is positioning itself to be up for purchase, not unlike Motorola. Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft are all possible candidates for that acquisition. Even if that doesn’t happen, a “strategic partnership” could form, not unlike the deal between Microsoft and Nokia. If Microsoft plays nice, it could have heavy interest in both Waterloo and Finland.

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UK police getting help from RIM to find London rioters

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By now, you’ve surely heard the story about how London police shot and killed Mark Duggan. You’re even more likely to have heard about the ensuing riots that are only now starting to simmer down. Well, it looks like BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion is offering to help the UK police track down the people who were involved in the riots, injuring numerous officers and causing thousands of dollars in damage.

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RIM BlackBerry Colt first smartphone with QNX-based OS in 2012

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We all knew this day was coming. Right when the BlackBerry PlayBook was first revealed to the world with its QNX-based operating system, we knew that this was the future of RIM. And now, the QNX framework is indeed making its way to smartphone-sized proportions in the form of the BlackBerry Colt in the first quarter of 2012.

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