New BlackBerry to hit US stores

2013-06-05 14:31

The first keyboard-equipped BlackBerry with the company's radically new operating system will be available in US stores.

High hopes for new BlackBerry

2013-01-27 14:38

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion begins its comeback bid with a new platform launch in a make-or-break move for a firm that is rapidly sinking in the smartphone market it once dominated.

Vodafone: BlackBerry issues hit some customers

2013-01-11 14:35

Mobile operator Vodafone has said some of its customers were not receiving e-mails via their BlackBerry phones.

RIM shares pounded on subscriber worries

2012-12-22 10:21

Shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion have plummeted on the Nasdaq exchange on investor fears that its new smartphone platform will thin the ranks paying for its service.

RIM loses patent dispute with Nokia

2012-11-28 18:01

Research In Motion has lost a contract dispute over the use of Nokia patents in a case which could halt sales of its BlackBerry phones.

RIM to offer free voice calls on BBM

2012-11-15 08:02

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is announcing a new feature for its popular BBM messaging service: It will allow customers to make free voice calls over a Wi-Fi network.

BlackBerry 10 gets security clearance

2012-11-08 14:54

Research In Motion has won a much-coveted US government security clearance for its yet-to-be launched platform for BlackBerry 10 devices.

BlackBerry apps lab opens in Cape Town

2012-11-05 07:31

Research In Motion has opened its second apps lab in South Africa to enable local application development for the BlackBerry platform.

New BlackBerry phone in testing

2012-11-01 07:15

RIM's CEO has said the new BlackBerry phone is in testing at 50 carriers.

BlackBerry Jam heads to Cape Town

2012-10-18 21:29

Research In Motion has put a call out to developers in Cape Town to attend the company's BlackBerry Jam in the city.

SA big driver of BlackBerry sales

2012-09-28 16:37

SA's role as one of the main markets driving BlackBerry maker RIM's global sales will be taken into account in the launch of the BlackBerry 10, says an expert.

BBM makes it into the dictionary

2012-09-13 14:45

Popular social network platform BlackBerry Messenger has made it into the dictionary.

Apple patent win may reshape sector

2012-08-25 23:04

Apple's decisive victory in a landmark US patent case against Samsung could reshape the hot sector for mobile devices and slow the momentum of Google and its Android system, analysts say.

SA malls get 'BlackBerry Buddies' kiosks

2012-08-21 14:44

Great news for BlackBerry users in SA – RIM has set up “BlackBerry Buddies” support kiosks in major shopping centres, which help with BlackBerry support, give advice, and even update software.

HTC One Series available in SA

2012-08-14 08:24

HTC has announced the availability of its One range of smartphones across mobile operators in South Africa.

iPhone appeal dims as Samsung shines

2012-07-30 21:58

The Apple iPhone's appeal shows signs of dimming as Samsung Galaxy smartphones shine.

RIM courts developers for BlackBerry 10

2012-07-20 10:16

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is courting developers in anticipation of the release of the new BlackBerry 10 platform.

RIM hopeful with BlackBerry 10

2012-07-10 22:33

Research in Motion's CEO is disappointed with their performance but is hopeful about the BlackBerry 10 devices.

More bad news for Blackberry

2012-06-29 10:33

Struggling BlackBerry maker Research In Motion Ltd has said it will delay the launch of new phones and revealed its business is crumbling faster than thought.

Vodacom launches new BlackBerry payments

2012-06-14 10:30

Vodacom has introduced a new way for both prepaid and contract customers to pay for app purchases on BlackBerry smartphones.

RIM: BlackBerry is still alive

2012-05-24 11:16

Research In Motion has insisted that the company is on a good footing despite the departure of key executives and growing market competition for BlackBerry.

Keyboards on BlackBerry to stay - RIM

2012-05-03 08:40

Research in Motion says future BlackBerry models will still offer physical keyboards after speculation that the firm would ditch the physical keys favoured by its users.

RIM unveils BlackBerry prototype

2012-05-02 07:25

Research In Motion's CEO has unveiled a prototype BlackBerry smartphone powered by a new operating system that the company has pinned its future on.

Data cost hurts smartphone adoption

2012-03-14 22:39

Cost remains a significant impediment to the mass adoption of smartphones, particularly for users in developing countries, hardware manufacturers have said.


BlackBerry World expands to music, movies

2013-01-29 11:26

Research In Motion has announced that BlackBerry World will feature a range of digital content beyond applications, as the company prepares to launch the anticipated BlackBerry 10.

RIM pushing for BlackBerry 10 win

2013-01-23 12:00

Research In Motion is racing ahead to ensure a warm market reception to its latest BlackBerry offering.

Ster-Kinekor app shines on BlackBerry

2012-12-23 22:34

The Ster-Kinekor mobile application has passed over 200 000 downloads, the entertainment company has announced.

Nokia sues RIM for breach of contract

2012-11-28 21:04

Nokia is suing Research in Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry, for breach of contract in Britain, the United States and Canada over cellular patents the two companies agreed on nine years ago.

BlackBerry maker stages comeback

2012-11-23 10:26

Shares of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion have surged over 15% on optimism about its soon-to-be-launched BB10 devices, RIM's response to Apple's iPhone.

RIM announces BlackBerry 10 date

2012-11-12 15:17

Research In Motion has revealed the date that it will introduce BlackBerry 10 to the world.

Citi urges better software education

2012-11-07 10:42

Software development should be included in school curriculums and be taught in new ways in order to expand South Africa's capacity, a local expert has said.

Pentagon drops BlackBerry

2012-11-02 17:21

The Pentagon will no longer retain an exclusive contract with BlackBerry maker Research in Motion and has invited companies such as Apple to offer smartphones to its vast work force.

SA Android users get flat-rate data

2012-10-22 14:10

Users with Android-powered smartphones will soon have access to flat-rate data packages that have contributed to the success of BlackBerry smartphones.

BlackBerry PlayBook software upgraded

2012-10-04 12:40

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has released the next version of its PlayBook tablet operating system software.

BlackBerry maker sees Africa potential

2012-09-25 21:15

The company that makes BlackBerry smartphones is looking to Africa to help its troubled sales.

BlackBerry service down

2012-09-21 14:29

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is reporting an outage affecting users in Europe, Middle East and Africa - interrupting service for customers.

BlackBerry internet service back online

2012-09-11 12:05

Several South African BlackBerry users found themselves without internet access on the mobile devices.

BlackBerry battery booster app launched

2012-08-24 14:45

Research In Motion has announced the launch of an app to reduce battery drains in BlackBerry devices.

Nokia, BlackBerry booming in SA

2012-08-14 09:43

Nokia is by far the most popular cellphone brand in South Africa, but BlackBerry is gaining ground fast, a new study shows.

India can spy on BlackBerry mails

2012-08-08 17:12

India has found a way to spy on BlackBerry corporate e-mails without asking developer RIM to hand over encryption codes.

BlackBerry dominates SA, growing

2012-07-30 09:21

BlackBerry users are expanding in South Africa, reversing an international trend, according to statistics from a global ad network.

BlackBerry maker must cough up $150m

2012-07-14 22:17

A US jury has ordered BlackBerry maker Research in Motion to pay nearly $150m in damages for infringing on a patent for remote management of wireless devices.

MTN launches cheaper BlackBerry plans

2012-07-06 07:29

Mobile operator MTN has introduced three BlackBerry plans as it looks to capture a higher percentage of the smartphone market in SA.

Next BlackBerry won't have keyboard

2012-06-21 19:47

The first BlackBerry device running Research In Motion's new software will not have a physical keyboard.

iPad tops tablets, Samsung 2nd

2012-06-05 09:38

The Apple iPad extended its lead in the global market for tablet computers at the start of 2012 while Amazon's Kindle Fire flamed out, a survey has found.

US army to use BlackBerry OS 7

2012-05-10 12:44

Research In Motion have announced that its latest BlackBerry smartphones have been approved for use by the US Department of Defence

Nokia sues HTC, RIM, ViewSonic

2012-05-02 18:13

Nokia, one of the world's leading mobile phone makers, has filed patent infringement lawsuits against mobile phone and electronics groups HTC, RIM and ViewSonic in the United States and Germany.

RIM giving up on BlackBerry battle

2012-03-30 10:31

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has announced that it has abandoned the battle for consumer sales with Google and Apple.

White BlackBerry Bold, Torch launched

2012-02-22 14:54

Research In Motion has announced that its new BlackBerry Bold and Torch is available in white in South Africa.

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