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Heins ousted as BlackBerry CEO

The next chapter in BlackBerry’s troubled history has been written. Thorsten Heins has been ousted as the struggling smartphone manufacturer’s CEO after plans to sell the company to its biggest shareholders, Fairfax Financial Holdings, fell through. Instead, Fairfax and other

Alistair Fairweather
Can anyone save BlackBerry?

There are few arenas more brutal and merciless than the cellphone market. In just five years, BlackBerry has gone from the world’s leading smartphone brand to a company teetering on the edge of collapse. The fact that BlackBerry is struggling is common knowledge

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BlackBerry ‘can’t stand still again’

With its new BlackBerry 10 (BB10) platform, Canada’s BlackBerry isn’t simply looking to silence its critics by offering a smartphone as good as anything else on the market. It also wants the operating system to be the frontrunner in what CEO Thorsten Heins calls “the move from mobile

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BlackBerry’s last roll of the dice

Next Wednesday, a week from now, Canada’s Research in Motion (RIM) will launch its new BlackBerry smartphones and its completely redesigned operating system, BlackBerry 10 (BB10) in one of the biggest product unveilings in the technology industry in years. For RIM, everything is riding on

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New BlackBerry outage: SA unaffected

Canada’s Research in Motion (RIM) confirmed on Friday that it was experiencing renewed problems with BlackBerry network services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The outage appears less widespread than the October 2011 meltdown

World
BlackBerry loses home-ground advantage

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion has lost its home-field advantage in Canada to Apple for the first time ever, another sign that the company is almost hopelessly broken when it comes to smartphone innovation. The long-time co-CEOs of RIM, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, resigned from the company in January after 20 years and were replaced

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RIM director calls outsiders ‘morons’

As if Research in Motion (RIM) needed more controversy surrounding its appointment of new CEO Thorston Heins, now a company director is arguing that it simply couldn’t have chosen a new CEO from outside the company earlier because the only

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Research in commotion

For months, Research in Motion (RIM), the Canadian maker of BlackBerry smartphones, has seemed incapable of getting anything right. Its PlayBook tablet went on sale without e-mail (unless attached to a BlackBerry). Its network was blacked out for days with scarcely a word from the company. It has

Duncan McLeod
Saving the Berry

Looking around SA, it’s hard to believe BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) is in trouble. The BlackBerry remains South Africans’ smartphone of choice but in developed markets consumers are shunning it in favour of alternatives. The resignations this week of long-serving

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BlackBerry bosses fall on their swords

Research in Motion (RIM) co-CEOs, Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, have resigned under pressure as the Canadian maker of BlackBerry smartphones continues to come under pressure from bigger rivals Apple and Google in the market they effectively

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