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BlackBerry is still breathing after all, evidenced by its surprising fourth quarter profit announcement.
Whatever you think of the new BlackBerry Z10 — and despite some imperfections, put me in the camp that likes it — a vibrant BlackBerry is good for the wireless industry, and by extension good for the consumer. Competition works for me.
I’m not going to rehash all the recent problems facing the Canadian company formerly known as Research In Motion. Suffice to say, RIM’s rise, fall, and who knows what moving forward, demonstrates — for the umpteenth time — how things are never really settled in the technology industry.
Desire2Learn and other young Canadian tech companies represent tremendous potential.
For the past decade, the undisputed technology capital of Canada has been the corporate headquarters of Research In Motion in Waterloo, Ontario. But to witness the future of Canadian tech, you might drive 1 mile south, to neighboring Kitchener and the offices of Desire2Learn.
RIM, now known as BlackBerry, has seen its smartphone sales, market share and stock price plummet and is in the midst of a turnaround effort. But analysts and investors say it’s a mistake to think of it as an emblem of the Canadian tech space.
Desire2Learn, founded by CEO John Baker in 1999 while a
TORONTO (AP) — The chief executive of Research In Motion said he’s disappointed the new BlackBerry won’t be released in the United States until mid-March, but he said early data suggests sales in the U.K. are above expectations.
Thorsten Heins said in an interview Monday with The Associated Press that he was disappointed in the mid-March U.S. release date. But he said the U.S. and its phone carriers have a rigid testing system.
“We need to respect that. Am I a bit disappointed? Yeah, I would be lying saying no. But it is what it is and we’re working with all our carrier partners to speed it up as much as we can,” Heins said in an interview at the Ritz Carlton in Toronto.
RIM unveiled new BlackBerrys last week after
It seems it will take more than a new name, fresh set of smartphones and an earnings report that tops analysts to impress Wall Street. Here’s a look at the stocks to watch on Thursday.
Investor dislike Facebook. Despite progress displayed by the social network on revenue, which jumped 41%, the stock is down 6% to $29 as the markets open.
On the crucial mobile front, where Facebook has shown signs of weakness, the company announced there were 680 million monthly active unique viewers during the fourth quarter, up 57%. Facebook shares have quietly moved upward over the past month, gaining roughly $5 in value.
RIM gets hammered. After an incredible surge over the past six months, it seems investors are worried about the future of the company
NEW YORK — Research In Motion is no more.
RIM, the struggling Canadian phone maker that introduced the world to the notion of 24-hour work e-mail, hit the reset button on its identity and operation Wednesday by overhauling its product lineup and changing the name to its more commonly known brand, BlackBerry.
BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins took the stage in New York and revealed the BlackBerry 10 line, including a new mobile operating system and two new smartphones that are aimed at competing with Apple’s iPhone and other high-end devices that run on the Android or Windows operating systems. BlackBerry Z10 is a 4.2-inch touch-screen smartphone, while Q10 comes with a physical keyboard that BlackBerry loyalists are reluctant to give up.
The new products are the result of a company resuscitation strategy undertaken by