Tag Archive: RIM

Meanwhile, RIM was having a developer conference today…

Oct. 18, ‘11: The NYT’s Nick Bilton contrasts RIM’s conference in San Francisco with the Web 2.0 Summit across town: RIM’s show for app developers for the BlackBerry and PlayBook couldn’t have been more different: noiseless and almost depressing, like a group of children … Continue reading →

Why RIM can’t ditch consumers and focus on the enterprise

Sep. 16, ‘11: RIM’s momentum has hit the wall. Yet again, yesterday, the company reported disappointing results. And its transition to a new BlackBerry platform called QNX looks increasingly like a Hail Mary attempt. Some observers wonder why RIM doesn’t stop trying to … Continue reading →

RIM shipped just 200,000 PlayBook tablets last quarter, lower prices coming

Sep. 15, ‘11: And that’s shipments — no word on actual sales to users. That’s considered way below expectations, but I don’t know why the expectations were so high to begin with. It was obvious that the PlayBook was a dog. (Yet this is the … Continue reading →

Will Android ever beat Google’s search market share?

Sep. 14, ‘11: I posted yesterday about how Google’s search share seems “stuck” at 65%. At first blush, 65% seems low, considering that the word “Google” is synonymous with search. But search is fragmented, and rival portals with huge audiences or big budgets … Continue reading →

RIM’s developer relations guy leaves

Aug. 30, ‘11: Mike Kirkup, RIM’s departing senior director of developer relations, gives CrackBerry the old spending more time with my family reasoning behind his departure. But I’m hearing (and reading) that Kirkup is a smart guy. He has to know that RIM’s … Continue reading →

Next year’s BlackBerries will run Android apps… but not the way you think

Aug. 24, ‘11: Future BlackBerry phones running on RIM’s QNX platform will be able to run apps built for Google Android, Bloomberg’s Hugo Miller and Olga Kharif report. This makes sense, but it’s probably not as good as it sounds. RIM has already announced plans … Continue reading →

Apple could easily take 75% of the tablet market this year

Aug. 19, ‘11: The way things are going, Apple could sell 40 million iPads this year. It already sold 14 million in the first half of the year, and Christmas could be huge, unless the economy falls into the toilet. Between all the … Continue reading →

Meanwhile, RIM is trying to build a music service…

Aug. 18, ‘11: CNET’s Greg Sandoval and Roger Cheng: At a time when Research in Motion needs to sex itself up, the Canadian smartphone maker is in talks with the four largest record companies about launching a new music service to run on … Continue reading →

Google-Motorola: Winners and losers

Aug. 15, ‘11: Google’s move to acquire Motorola for $12.5 billion will shift some of the power and balance in the mobile industry. Here are some of the initial winners and losers: Winners Motorola and Sanjay Jha: Let’s be honest — the comeback wasn’t … Continue reading →

Sprint ditches plans for a 4G BlackBerry PlayBook

Aug. 12, ‘11: Greg Bensinger, reporting for the Wall Street Journal: Sprint had said in January it would sell a version of the PlayBook as soon as this summer that would run on its fourth-generation or 4G network. The carrier said this week … Continue reading →