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RIM, Blackberry Raise First White Flag – Exploring Options Including Selling the Company

RIM, Blackberry Raise First White Flag – Exploring Options Including Selling the Company

August 12, 2013 No Comments

Microsoft’s Windows Phone took 3rd place from RIM’s Blackberry officially back in May. It didn’t take that long however for Blackberry to take the first step into their surrender. RIM today waved the white flag as they announced that they are exploring options including but not limited to… possible joint ventures strategic partnerships or alliances ...

BlackBerry Z10 Sales Estimate Cut by 83% – Slow Launch and Future Windows Phones to Blame

BlackBerry Z10 Sales Estimate Cut by 83% – Slow Launch and Future Windows Phones to Blame

February 20, 2013 3 Comments

Looks like RIM’s new BlackBerry Z10 will not be saving the declining company anytime soon. Analysts first predicted that the handset would sell 1.75 million units in the current quarter. The Street however is revising their estimates to only 300k units as the rollout has been slower than expected. That is a whopping 83% decline ...

Stephen Elop on RIM and Blackberry

Stephen Elop on RIM and Blackberry

February 4, 2013 2 Comments

Recently, Nokia took a jab at RIM and their new Blackberry device. Today, speaking to reporters in Sydney, Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop was asked about Blackberry. He stated the following: “I wouldn’t want to comment on how it [BlackBerry] looks. But when a business person or consumer is purchasing a smartphone today, what they ...

Nokia to RIM: Blackberries Just Make a Great Snack

Nokia to RIM: Blackberries Just Make a Great Snack

January 30, 2013 1 Comment

Today, RIM showed off their new Blackberry devices and services as they try to become at least a shadow of their former selves. Nokia on the other hand isn’t taking any chances and already is on the offensive vs RIM. A few minutes ago they tweeted the following. Blackberries make a great snack, but for ...

RIM to Pay a Lump Sum of $65 Million to Nokia (Yearly?)

RIM to Pay a Lump Sum of $65 Million to Nokia (Yearly?)

December 26, 2012 1 Comment

Recently, RIM settled with Nokia over a few Nokia patents. It was reported that RIM had agreed to pay up front and also signed up for on-going payments for future licensing. It wasn’t specified how much the lump some came up to but NokiaPowerUser is reporting that it was $65 Million. According to RIM’s FORM ...

RIM Settles With Nokia Over Patents – Pays Up Front and Agrees to On-Going Payments

RIM Settles With Nokia Over Patents – Pays Up Front and Agrees to On-Going Payments

December 21, 2012 2 Comments

RIM has settled with Nokia over a few Nokia patents. RIM has agreed to pay up front from damages and also has signed up for on-going payments for future licensing. Nokia and RIM enter into new patent license agreement RIM payments to Nokia settle all legal actions between the companies Espoo, Finland – Nokia has ...

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RIM Loses to Nokia Over WiFi Patent – Pay Up or Stop Selling BlackBerry Devices

RIM Loses to Nokia Over WiFi Patent – Pay Up or Stop Selling BlackBerry Devices

November 28, 2012 2 Comments

Blackberry has a major legal loss once again, now they have lost to Nokia over WiFi. RIM either can choose to pay Nokia  royalties over their use of WiFi (IEEE 802.11) or probably close its doors. Expect them to pay up… Swedish arbitrator : (via Yahoo) “RIM is liable to pay royalties and damages to ...

Microsoft Signs RIM to IP Licensing Agreement

Microsoft Signs RIM to IP Licensing Agreement

September 18, 2012 No Comments

Microsoft has just signed RIM (Research In Motion) to a licensing agreement that involves access to the latest Extended File Allocation Table (exFAT) for certain BlackBerry® devices.   Press Release: REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. announced today that Microsoft and Research In Motion (RIM) have signed a patent licensing agreement that ...

Nokia Sues RIM Over 3 Patents – RIM Likely to Countersue

Nokia Sues RIM Over 3 Patents – RIM Likely to Countersue

July 11, 2012 1 Comment

Stephen Elop and Nokia aren’t messing around. Recently they spoke up about how Google’s new Nexus 7 tablet infringes upon its patents. Now Nokia has actually sued RIM over 3 more patents over in Germany (Nokia filed patent lawsuits against HTC, Viewsonic and RIM 3 months ago). FOSS Patents notes that Nokia has a stronger IP portfolio ...

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Kantar: Windows Phone Sales Almost Double in the US, Germany – Pass RIM

Kantar: Windows Phone Sales Almost Double in the US, Germany – Pass RIM

May 16, 2012 No Comments

In the US, Windows Phone has doubled it’s marketshare from 1.9% to 3.6% in the first three months of 2012 compared to 2011 according to Kantar. At the same time Blackberry has taken a huge dip in the US and in other parts of the world. Now Windows Phone is officially the 3rd most popular smartphone ...

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HTC ONE (M8) For Windows Officially Announced & Now Available For Verizon Wireless (Press Release)

HTC offers Windows platform on flagship device, blends premium hardware with unique software experience BELLEVUE, WA – August 19,...

Watch Microsoft’s New Windows Phone Ad Featuring Instagram, OneDrive, Amazing Photos, & Cortana (VIDEO)

Check out the latest ad by Microsoft showcasing the Nokia Lumia 1020 with Instagram and OneDrive and the newly,...

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