On the campus of the University of Waterloo, RIM co-founder Mike Lazaridis is helping to build the Quantum-Nano Centre: a building he believes will become the "Bell Labs of the 21st century."
At an investor conference today, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam discussed Samsung's potential to break away from Android and develop a "strong third mobile platform," CNET reports.
RIM has been showing off its upcoming BlackBerry 10 handsets behind closed doors for a month or so now, which means that the inevitable leaks were bound to come
RIM has revealed that BlackBerry 10 full touchscreen devices will have a 1280 x 720 resolution, and devices with the traditional portrait QWERTY keyboard will also have a traditional square screen at 720 x 720.
The Kyocera Rise will be arriving at Sprint on August 19th and Virgin Mobile on August 31st for $19.99 and $99.99, respectively.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has said that as BlackBerry 10 enters its final stages of testing, the company is looking at how to deploy it in other areas, saying that "the platform can be licensed."
IBM has reportedly "made an informal approach" to acquire RIM's Enterprise Services unit. Apparently, the board rebuffed IBM's interest because it still wants to wait and see what will happen with BB10. That's the same attitude the board reportedly took with regard to selling off other RIM divisions, so it seems like the company is bent on getting BB10 out the door.
India is one of the few markets where RIM's BlackBerry brand continues to grow, but the company has been grappling with the Indian government for some time in regards to the country's requests for access to RIM's servers so it can examine user communications.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins says that his company lacks the "economy of scale" of larger phone makers and may need to license BlackBerry 10 with a reference design.
New Strategy Analytics data has found that US smartphone shipments declined between Q2 of 2011 and 2012. While Apple shipments grew, both Android and RIM lost market share.
IDC says Samsung's Q2 smartphone shipments were 50.2 million, putting it well ahead of Apple and other manufacturers. RIM, HTC, and Nokia saw a drop in overall shipments and marketshare.