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  1. Business Blog

    December 3, 2013

    BlackBerry switches its appeal from CEOs' hearts to their heads

    Photo: AFP/Getty BlackBerry bosses’ thumbs must be getting tired. The company’s acting CEO John Chen has banged out another...

  2. November 25, 2013

    BlackBerry shakes up executive ranks

    John Chen, BlackBerry’s acting chief executive, has reorganised the struggling smartphone maker’s top ranks, replacing its...

  1. November 4, 2013

    BlackBerry abandons sale

    BlackBerry called off its sale plans and removed its chief executive on Monday sending the share price of the one-time...

  2. November 4, 2013

    Fairfax’s BlackBerry investment seen as temporary fix

    Prem Watsa’s decision to abandon his $4.7bn bid for BlackBerry appears to signal that the Canadian smartphone pioneer’s...

  3. August 12, 2013

    BlackBerry turns sour as fortunes go into free fall

    There is no place to hide in the brutally competitive smartphone market. BlackBerry always faced a hard challenge to claw...

  4. August 12, 2013

    BlackBerry to explore strategic alternatives

    BlackBerry has put itself up for sale as part of a wider strategic review to help the ailing Canadian handset maker in its...

  5. July 9, 2013

    BlackBerry chief urges investor patience

    BlackBerry chief executive Thorsten Heins brushed aside investor concerns about disappointing early sales of BlackBerry 10...

  6. May 14, 2013

    BlackBerry Messenger to go on iPhone, Android

    BlackBerry will open up its free BlackBerry Messenger service to Apple iPhone and Android-based smartphone owners, marking...

  7. April 30, 2013

    BlackBerry undecided on future PlayBook

    BlackBerry, the struggling Canadian smartphone manufacturer, remains undecided about whether it will produce a successor to...

  8. April 12, 2013

    BlackBerry urges probe on Z10 report

    BlackBerry is to ask the Securities and Exchange Commission and Ontario Securities Commission to investigate what it claimed...

  9. March 21, 2013

    BlackBerry confident as Z10 hits US market

    BlackBerry’s Z10 smartphone will go on sale for the first time in the US on Friday in a move the Canadian company hopes will...

  10. March 14, 2013

    Order for 1m smartphones boosts BlackBerry

    Shares in BlackBerry rose sharply in late trading after the Canadian company announced that a partner had placed an order...

  11. February 14, 2013

    Balsillie sheds BlackBerry stake

    Former co-chief executive of BlackBerry Jim Balsillie has severed ties with the handset maker by selling off his remaining...

  12. February 5, 2013

    BlackBerry’s Z10 enjoys strong reception

    BlackBerry’s new Z10 smartphone is proving popular with consumers in Canada and the United Arab Emirates and is selling out...

  13. FT Alphaville

    January 30, 2013

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP Fed-falling: the S&P 500 fell 0.4 per cent to close at 1,501.96, while the Russell 2000 lost sight of Tuesday’s...

  14. January 30, 2013

    BlackBerry reboots with new smartphones

    With the launch of two smartphones running its new operating system, BlackBerry has in effect hit the reboot button on a...

  15. January 30, 2013

    Rimless BlackBerry hopes to regain touch

    The well-thumbed mini keyboard is safe for now. But the once-mighty business essential, BlackBerry, is even losing its...

  16. FT Tech Hub

    January 30, 2013

    As it happened: The BlackBerry 10 launch

    Research In Motion unveils the BlackBerry 10 today amid the greatest degree of anticipation and scrutiny in the company’s...

  17. January 28, 2013

    RIM comeback hopes rest on new platform

    The wait is almost over. On Wednesday Research In Motion, the Canadian manufacturer of the BlackBerry family of smartphones...

  18. January 24, 2013

    RIM buoyed by Lenovo interest

    Lenovo has signalled it is a potential acquirer of Research In Motion, lifting the shares in the troubled Canadian maker of...

  19. December 20, 2012

    RIM struggles before BlackBerry 10 launch

    Slumping sales of BlackBerry smartphones led Research In Motion to report sharply lower revenues in its fiscal third quarter...

  20. September 27, 2012

    Research In Motion – keep breathing

    This is the scene in the movie where the hero, having administered frenzied CPR – while shouting “Breathe, damn you,...

  21. September 27, 2012

    RIM cuts loss and boosts cash reserves

    Research In Motion has reported a smaller than expected $235m net loss in its fiscal second quarter, lifting shares in the...

  22. September 25, 2012

    RIM boosts BlackBerry user base by 2m

    Research In Motion, the struggling Canadian manufacturer of the BlackBerry family of smartphones and PlayBook tablet,...

  23. beyondbrics

    September 24, 2012

    RIM: taking Africa seriously

    Photo: Bloomberg Research In Motion, the maker of BlackBerry smartphones, may have lost its lead in developed economies but...

  24. September 21, 2012

    BlackBerry service troubles hit shares

    Shares in Research In Motion stumbled following a disruption in its BlackBerry services in Europe, the Middle East and...

  25. August 14, 2012

    RIM prepares next BlackBerry generation

    Research In Motion has begun manufacturing “beta” or test units of its next generation BlackBerry 10 devices, signalling...

  26. July 23, 2012

    Watsa shows confidence in RIM strategy

    Fairfax Financial Holdings, a Toronto-based financial services group run by the Canadian investor Prem Watsa, has become...

  27. July 10, 2012

    RIM plans to expand board

    Barbara Stymiest, RIM’s chairwoman, told shareholders attending the company’s annual meeting in Waterloo, Ontario, that she...

  28. July 3, 2012

    RIM chief rejects talk of ‘death spiral’

    Shares in Research In Motion, Canadian maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, have slipped further despite an attempt by...

  29. June 29, 2012

    Questions about RIM’s future grow urgent

    It has taken just five years for Apple to topple Research In Motion’s once iconic BlackBerry from its perch as the most...

  30. June 28, 2012

    RIM delays new BlackBerry as losses mount

    Research In Motion has been forced to delay the launch of its next generation BlackBerry 10 handset until the first quarter...

  31. June 15, 2012

    RIM ex-chiefs secure $12m in exit payouts

    Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, Research In Motion’s former co-chief executives, will receive about $12m in exit payments...

  32. June 1, 2012

    Heins faces up to RIM’s problems

    When Thorsten Heins signed up for the top job at Research In Motion in January, he knew he faced a tough challenge to turn...

  33. May 30, 2012

    RIM struggles to arrest fall in share price

    If investors in Research In Motion thought in January that a change in leadership at the struggling maker of BlackBerry...

  34. May 27, 2012

    RIM expected to reveal job cuts

    Research In Motion, the Canadian manufacturer of BlackBerry smartphones, is expected to announce significant job cuts soon...

  35. May 8, 2012

    RIM bolsters executive team for turnround

    Research In Motion, the struggling BlackBerry smartphone maker, has named chief marketing and operating officers to bolster...

  36. May 2, 2012

    RIM stands by its keyboard phones

    Research In Motion said it remains committed to building smartphones with the company’s popular thumb-operated mini...

  37. May 1, 2012

    BlackBerry 10 prototype unveiled

    Thorsten Heins, Research In Motion’s recently appointed chief executive, has showed off a prototype of the next generation...

  38. April 30, 2012

    RIM chief to appeal to BlackBerry app makers

    Thorsten Heins, Research In Motion’s new chief executive, faces a key challenge this week when he addresses mobile...

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