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  • Thorsten Heins, President and Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry (image: ZD Net)

    Thorsten Heins replaced as BlackBerry CEO

    November 4, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Thorsten Heins replaced as BlackBerry CEO

    Troubled mobile device maker BlackBerry announced today that CEO Thorsten Heins is stepping down. The news comes as BlackBerry announced that they have entered into an agreement pursuant to which Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited and other institutional...

  • Thorsten Heins, President and Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry (image: ZD Net)

    Troubled BlackBerry attempts to quell fears

    October 15, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Troubled BlackBerry attempts to quell fears

    Troubled smartphone and device manufacturer BlackBerry has penned an open letter to allay fears that the brand is actually in trouble. The letter has been published in numerous publications around the world, including South Africa, in which it drives the...

  • Thorsten Heins, President and Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry (image: ZD Net)

    Did BlackBerry inflate company stock price?

    October 7, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Did BlackBerry inflate company stock price?

    Troubled smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry has been hit by a class-action lawsuit by Marvin Pearlstein, a BlackBerry shareholder, for allegedly inflating the company’s stock price – thus misleading investors. Pearlstein said he represents thousands of...

  • Thorsten Heins, President and Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry (image: ZD Net)

    BlackBerry crashes to 49% revenue loss

    September 29, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on BlackBerry crashes to 49% revenue loss

    Mobile phone maker BlackBerry on Friday released their financial results for the second quarter for the three months ended August 31, 2013, and highlighted a massive loss in revenue. The company posted a 49% loss from $3.1 billion in the previous quarter to...

  • Thorsten Heins, President and Chief Executive Officer of BlackBerry (image: ZD Net)

    BlackBerry looking for buyout?

    August 12, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry looking for buyout?

    As trading in BlackBerry shares was halted on the Nasdaq on Monday morning ahead of a news conference, it has emerged that mobile device maker BlackBerry’s board of directors has formed a “special committee” to investigate “strategic...

  • BlackBerry to release BBM for iOS and Android

    May 14, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry to release BBM for iOS and Android

    BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins announced during the company’s annual BlackBerry Live conference today that their popular social messaging system BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), will be made available across multiple mobile platforms later this year....

  • BlackBerry goes all out to woo African businesses

    March 28, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on BlackBerry goes all out to woo African businesses

    In a week dedicated to showcasing why its technology makes a difference to businesses across the continent, BlackBerry South and Southern African management has confirmed the company’s effort to invest in the continent’s development community, with a...

  • In Pictures: BlackBerry 10 launch in Johannesburg

    January 31, 2013 • FeaturesComments Off on In Pictures: BlackBerry 10 launch in Johannesburg

    BlackBerry launched their new and highly-anticipated operating system last night, with a number of events throughout the world. Johannesburg, Toronto and Paris simultaneously launched the new operating system and devices in their respective countries. The...

  • BlackBerry unveils BlackBerry 10 OS on two new smartphones

    January 31, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry unveils BlackBerry 10 OS on two new smartphones

    BlackBerry has launched BlackBerry 10, the re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented BlackBerry platform that creates a new and unique mobile computing experience. Available on two new LTE-enabled smartphones, the BlackBerry Z10 (all-touch) and BlackBerry...

  • RIM means business in Africa

    October 8, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on RIM means business in Africa

    Despite several setbacks globally, Research in Motion (RIM), the company behind the BlackBerry solution, is upbeat about prospects in Africa and its ability to retain a strong position within the market. The company experienced a difficult period in late 2011...

  • Developers central to RIM’s battle strategy

    September 26, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Developers central to RIM’s battle strategy

    At the BlackBerry Jam Americas session, hosted recently in San Jose, California, executive management from Research in Motion (RIM) emphasised the role of partnerships and the contribution of developers worldwide as central to its approach to integrated...

  • RIM reveals BlackBerry 10 features

    September 26, 2012 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on RIM reveals BlackBerry 10 features

    Research In Motion, the makers of the BlackBerry mobile handset, revealed a number of new features that users can look forward to when the company releases their new BlackBerry 10 operating system. RIM CEO Thorsten Heins revealed during the company’s...

  • RIM demos fighting spirit in California

    September 25, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on RIM demos fighting spirit in California

    The eyes of the global mobile technology market narrowed in on San Jose California today as Thorsten Heins, Research In Motion (RIM) President and CEO, delivered his keynote address marking the beginning of the company’s highly anticipated Blackberry Jam...

  • RIM apologises for recent BIS outage

    September 22, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on RIM apologises for recent BIS outage

    Research In Motion, the makers of BlackBerry device, yesterday apologised to their users who experienced a BIS blackout in the Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Thorsten Heins, RIM President and CEO, released a statement in which he personally apologised for...

  • “(RIM is not) in a death spiral” – RIM’s Thorsten Heins

    July 4, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (1)

    While BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) has seen its stock slump after announcing a loss at their annual financial review, CEO Thorsten Heins is convinced that RIM is in good shape. During an interview on CBC’s Metro Morning radio show, Heins...

  • RIM scoops Sony Mobile exec for COO

    May 9, 2012 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on RIM scoops Sony Mobile exec for COO

    BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has announced the appointment of key personnel to its executive leadership team, with Kristian Tear taking up the position of Chief Operating Officer and Frank Boulben being appointed as Chief Marketing Officer. “Kristian...