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Blackberry phone maker faces make-or-break launch

It’s the moment of truth for BlackBerry maker Research in Motion. The Canadian company Wednesday will officially launch the BlackBerry 10, an effort that some see as the company’s last, best chance to remain a player in a smartphone market it once dominated. RIM burst on the scene with the…

BlackBerry maker out to capitalize on rivals

Research In Motion launched a new software platform Tuesday that lets businesses manage smartphones made by rivals that have been devouring the BlackBerry maker’s market share. BlackBerry Mobile Fusion was launched as a “next-generation mobile device management solution” for companies faced with a growing trend of employees wanting to use…

Web-apps key to Blackberry comeback: developer

By The Guardian  How can RIM get its mojo back for developers? The company’s technical director of the BlackBerry Web Platform Laurent Hasson gave a keynote speech at the London Web Summit this morning outlining why web-apps may be the key to BlackBerry’s comeback. He started by admitting that a…

Leaked memo suggests India sought backdoor access from mobile device firms to spy on U.S.

An internal memo from India’s Military Intelligence that hackers have posted online suggests that manufacturers of mobile devices have provided “backdoor” access to the Indian government in exchange for access to the Indian market. The manufacturers, referred to collectively in the memo as “RINOA,” include RIM, Nokia, and Apple. Indian…

RIM Indonesia chief named suspect in BlackBerry chaos

Indonesian police named Research In Motion’s country director a suspect for negligence Monday after a BlackBerry promotion turned chaotic and left dozens injured and others knocked unconscious. Andrew Cobham, president director for Research in Motion (RIM) in Indonesia, and British security consultant Terry Burkey were named as two of four suspects in the incident…

Indonesia threat over BlackBerry porn sparks anger

A threat by Indonesia to curb BlackBerry smartphone services unless the company filters pornographic sites prompted a wave of angry protests online on Sunday. The row is the latest in a series of controversies that BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has found itself in, as a number of governments…

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