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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

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has released an update for its wildly popular BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) service. The update allows users to make voice calls to other BBM users if both are connected to a Wi-Fi network. The latest version of the Canadian company’s messaging

Last week, my Android-powered smartphone, which had just been upgraded to Jelly Bean, the latest version of the software, popped up a message warning me that it would take nine minutes longer than normal to get to my next meeting, in Midrand. The reason, it said, was that there was a traffic

Canada’s Research in Motion (RIM) and Finland’s Nokia have both taken a beating in recent years. The former’s share price has slumped 89% in the past five years; the latter’s is down by 91%. Yet, in recent weeks, both shares have bounced up significantly, prompting questions about whether

In an effort to curb excessive use of the BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) on its network, mobile operator MTN SA has changed its policies for the service, angering customers in the process. BIS offers unlimited on-device Web browsing and other data services for a low

After a stint at Telkom, former Samsung Electronics SA MD Deon Liebenberg has resigned from the telecommunications operator. He will join Vodacom on 1 February, a spokesman for the mobile operator has confirmed. Liebenberg, who joined

Although sales of BlackBerry devices continue to fall off a cliff in developed markets, Research in Motion’s successes in emerging markets, a forthcoming overhaul of its operating system, and the company’s pledge to keep wooing developers suggest the embattled company may be able keep its head above water. RIM’s forthcoming

Research in Motion (RIM) is pulling out all the stops in an effort to save its embattled BlackBerry platform. This week, the Canadian company took the wraps off its long-overdue BlackBerry 10 operating system. Though the final version will only be available commercially in the first quarter of next year, the company is keen

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

A Woodstock, Cape Town-based mobile phone-based instant-messaging and chat-room service called 2go is fast becoming one of the most talked-about Internet companies in Africa, with as many as 1m people connected at a time. 2go, which was