Showing posts with label BlackBerry. Show all posts
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First BlackBerry 10 Software Update Going Out OTA

If you’re lucky enough to live somewhere where the BlackBerry Z10 is already available, you’re going to want to check your handset for update notifications today, upon BlackBerry announcing that the very first BB10 update is now available and going out OTA.
While there’s no one big feature or bugfix that highlights this release, there sure are a number of smaller tweaks and fixes. BlackBerry says that it’s made 60-some tweaks to help increase device battery life, and performance should see a boost with third-party apps.
The camera app should now offer better image quality in low-light situations, and in-browser video playback gets a few improvements of its own. The BlackBerry Hub gets new call logging options, Gmail calendar support has been fixed, and contact importing should now run smoother.
If you haven’t received an update notification yet, you can manually check for the 150MB update in system settings.
Source: BlackBerry

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BlackBerry 10 dev alpha unit unveiled: 4.2-inch screen, 1280 x 768 resolution

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. In this instance, it just leaves us wanting more. The image you see above is RIM's official dev unit for its just launched BlackBerry 10 platform. If it looks familiar, that's because you've seen it not too long ago when leaks of the much anticipated device began to hit the world wide rumor-mongering web. Waterloo's still keeping us in the dark as to the glorified guts this austere fella's packing, but it did confirm these alpha units will feature a jaw-dropping 4.2-inch, 1280 x 768 display that bests the 720p panels found on other similarly-sized handsets -- there's no word yet on if it's PenTile, though it likely doesn't matter much at that resolution. We've also learned the device sports 16GB internal storage and 1GB of RAM. No, this isn't your mother's BlackBerry and for good reason too, as the beleaguered mobile titan's got quite a bit of its continued prosperity riding on this QNX-based slab. Wondering where its QWERTY cousin is? We are too, but without any official announcements, you'll just have to stay tuned to see what fruits this week's BlackBerry World will bear.
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RIM putting BlackBerry 10 test units in developers' hands in May

It's telling, perhaps, when a VP for your company uses the word "finally" while discussing plans to release test models for your upcoming mobile operating system -- but it's certainly a pretty accurate sentiment when dealing BlackBerry 10. Talking up RIM's plans to release up to 2,000 prototypes running the OS at the BlackBerry Jam conference in May, executive Alec Saunders had this to say: "It's tangible evidence of the company making progress to finally shipping the device." Barring any further setbacks, the operating system formerly known as BBX is set to hit before year's end.
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RIM Giving BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha Hardware to BB Jam Attendees

RIM is throwing its BlackBerry 10 Jam in May, a developer's conference taking place in Orlando, FL. Developers attending the event will get to learn more about the upcoming new platform, which we're expecting to see launch later this year. We've just learned that attendees will be receiving a special device to help them get started developing for BlackBerry 10; will this be the first BlackBerry 10 hardware to arrive? 

According to VP Alec Saunders, RIM will be giving devs at the Jam what it calls the "Berry 10 Dev Alpha". That sounds very much like it should be an early BB10 device, but that's not exactly the case. We know very little about the handset's actual hardware, but its software will definitely not be BlackBerry 10. Instead, it's going to run some custom hack of the PlayBook OS for a smartphone. 

RIM says that developers will be able to use these phones, even without BlackBerry 10's presence, to start preparing apps for the platform once it's finally ready to go. As the PlayBook OS is similarly based on QNX, it makes sense that RIM could go with it as a stopgap measure. We're just a little concerned, though, that the company seems to be jumping through quite a few hoops in order to get something BlackBerry 10-y into the hands of devs instead of just having an alpha or beta build of the actual OS to share. Maybe we'll see something like that in a couple months, but apparently this will be the closest thing around for the time being.  
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The Engadget Interview: BlackBerry PlayBook product manager Michael Clewley

There's no getting around it: it's been a rough couple of years for Research in Motion. This week's on-time release of its PlayBook 2.0 software marked a rare bright spot in an otherwise grim era, bringing much needed features for the QNX platform such as a unified inbox, deeper social integration and updates to the company's BlackBerry Bridge app.

At the same time, the release of the 2.0 software has brought many of our outstanding questions to the fore: why weren't these features present in the first go-round? Why did the company take so long to flesh out its software? And lastly, when will we see some proper second-gen hardware? We sat down with PlayBook product manager Michael Clewley to discuss the slate's ups and downs, and how the revamped tablet stacks up in an increasingly crowded field. 

Was the unified inbox something you were shooting for with the first version of the OS?

When we launched the PlayBook, we launched it with the BlackBerry Bridge as well to show that your two devices work really well together and you get that HD view into your smartphone. Obviously, that wasn't exactly what consumers wanted with the product, so from there we took the feedback and began working on it. We wanted to make sure that we take the product to the next level and not just deliver basic messaging, and that's what I think we've really done here. It's an overall integrated experience, not only with messaging, but with social. It goes across the device, so we wanted to make sure that that was an experience that would excite and delight users instead of just kind of meeting their expectations.

So the messaging wasn't there in the first version because you didn't think that's what people wanted out of the device?

Well, we wanted to make sure that the experience that we delivered for the PlayBook was something that BlackBerry users would find valuable. Again, the pairing of using your tablet with your phone to view email and keep that kind of view and synchronization in place is something we felt that would really excite BlackBerry users. But it seems that many users also just want an on-device built-in messaging application. That said, with 2.0, users are really excited about the new features in Bridge. Similar to how we've raised the bar with messaging, we've also raised expectations with the Bridge integration, with how these two devices work better together because of the remote control and because of the open-on features from your smartphone to your tablet.

So you initially envisioned the PlayBook as more of a supplemental device to your smartphone?

I think initially it was a great tablet for BlackBerry users to use as a companion to the smartphone, but what we've seen is that users who have the PlayBook love it just as much on its own.

Are you finding that there are people picking up the PlayBook that aren't already BlackBerry users?

For sure. I think that's why OS 2.0 is a big release for those users. It brings the built-in applications to those users and gets them that experience that comes goes with the BlackBerry. It brings native messaging, it brings the built-in contacts, the calendar to the PlayBook.

The price has gone down significantly since release, but based on the initial MSRP, would it have made sense to position the PlayBook as a standalone tablet?

Yeah, the PlayBook itself is a great device on its own, with lots of great applications. The browsing experience experience on the PlayBook is phenomenal, plus the content consumption experience is great. The thing that really resonated in the early PlayBook seven-inch form factor was the portability, plus the hardware that we have in the product. The dual-core 1GHz processor is still a valid hardware specification today, and it will be for a some time. It's powerful under the covers and it's what drew people to the product.

Does that mean that it's going to be a little while before you have a new tablet device coming down the pipes? 

We never tend to comment on new hardware coming down the road.

Now seems like the time. The first PlayBook was announced at CES 2011 and came out shortly after.

Yeah, we had the big unveiling at CES 2011 and it launched in April of 2011, with our initial version of the software, which again, was a success for many users who appreciate the product and saw value in the product itself. So with OS 2.0, what we've done is essentially raised the bar with the value that it brings to the product, just giving it more holistic offerings.

Does the 2.0 update keep it more competitive with the current batch of tablets?

Yeah, not only do we have the built-in support for the applications I talked about, but it's a competitive platform for developers to bring applications to. We've seen a great influx of applications in the last several months, including apps that are built specifically for the PlayBook. We've seen titles like Angry BirdsCut The RopeMonopoly and Madden come to the BlackBerry PlayBook. With OS 2.0, we've also included support for Android applications, so Android developers can bring their apps and port their apps to PlayBook. It opens up, not only value for developers, but end users as they get more applications.

The last area is the web. The PlayBook browser in OS 2.0 is just phenomenal. We're seeing some really great scores in the HTML5 tests, and it's very competitive even in the desktop browser space. So it's another great platform for developers, and again, when you get developers on the platform, the users benefit from having those applications.

Is there a benefit, so far as you can see, for developers to develop an app on the native OS versus Android, if Android apps can be used on the device?

The way we look at it is that the Android runtime is a way for developers that are new to the platform to get their feet wet. It allows them to see how successful they can be actually be to have an app on the platform. I'm sure you've heard this stuff recently, but even back at DevCon Europe, we did some myth-busting and BlackBerry developers tend to make the most money out of any other platforms out there today. What we have in terms of a development platform, whether it's native using QNX or whether it's web, we'll give you the best overall experience on a device. I want to make sure that we have a really great Android experience as well. We're not 100 percent compatible for all Android applications, but we're pretty good and that is again going to bring over those long tail applications for those who have never even touched the platform before.

What are the specifics, as far Android app incompatibility?

Our website tends to list what we do and don't support. Right now it's native APIs on Android runtime itself that are the big contenders.

Why did the 2.0 update take so long to hit?

We've been talking about [the promised update] for a while. We talked about it in an interview back in the summer. We first announced 2.0 on an investor call back in September. We wanted to make sure that when we actually released the product, we brought the right experience that was going to really wow users, and I think that's what we've really delivered here. Something that RIM can be proud of in general and that our users are gonna really enjoy.

But you've been saying, "Don't worry, we haven't forgotten about you PlayBook owners."

Yeah, we wanted to make sure that PlayBook owners knew there was an OS update coming, and that we were listening to the feedback that we had gotten from them, and we're going to deliver on the experience to update what they're asking for.

As far as the ever-dropping price point -- was the device over-priced in the beginning, or have the drops come as a result of increased competition?

Yeah, I think that the tablet marketplace is still relatively new, but at the same time it's very, very competitive, so I think that the current price point and promotions that we're offering allow us to remain competitive in that market. In addition to that, with the feature set that we have now with OS 2.0, it really brings focus to the product and gives it a strong value proposition, so I think that this is an excellent opportunity for users to get a fantastic product.

The low-end PlayBook is roughly the same price as the Kindle Fire with current promotions. What does this product bring to the tablet that other tablets don't?

The big feature that we have right now is social everywhere. If you look back at BlackBerry, there's a lot of things that we do for users. The devices anticipate what your moves are. They give you the information before you know you need it, and I think that's what some of the things that we've delivered in OS 2. It's a really good device for someone who wants a really great tool, but also likes to have fun because we have a lot of really great applications.

I would assume that enterprise functionality would be a pretty big selling point, as well.

Definitely. With the launch of 2.0, we've also launched our next generation version of enterprise management. The next generation of BlackBerry Server, which is called BlackBerry Mobile Fusion allows you to not only manage your BlackBerry smartphones, but your tablet devices and enroll your tablets, push out applications, manage the tablets, make sure the data is being kept safe and secure, but also allow users to bring their own devices and continue to use them for fun while their using it for work as well. So this is an area where we're using the BlackBerry brand and trust and management and security to go further.

So basically, you see it as a consumer tablet first with added enterprise functionality.

With the introduction of Mobile Fusion, I would view it as a tablet that is for those who are working folks like the rest of us. They want to use the device not only for work purposes, but they want to use the device for fun as well. With BlackBerry Balance it allows the best of both worlds, so to speak. I can have work on my device but also have my games, it can have my Angry Birds, but I get my work email from my device and that data is kept safe and secure.

But you think the tablet is competitive for those who want a non-work device.

Hands down. The built-in functionality, the social integration and the apps -- we have 10,000 apps in App World specifically for PlayBook today, plus those apps built for Android. It's also a fantastic consumption device, whether it's media, video, music or reading, there's multitudes of ways to do this and the form factor again, portable, is great for on-the-go media consumption as well as reading. And that seven-inch form factor is beautiful for reading a book.

Has the recent change in management done anything to impact the company's focus on the PlayBook?

No. We said, back in the beginning of November that we were delivering in February, and we've delivered in February. So, again, we are focused on delivering great experiences to our customers and that's what we've done with OS 2.0. We are strongly committed to the PlayBook.
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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 review

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the world of email. Yes, email! Sure, many of you have given up on the stuff in favor of more instant means of communication, but don't worry, because that's here too! Yes, the BlackBerry PlayBook, which was released 10 months ago, is now finally able to send messages all by itself. Sure, BlackBerry Bridge is still there and more useful than ever, tying the PlayBook even closer to your work-issued smartphone, but the 7-inch slate finally feels like it can stand a little more solidly on its own two feet.

Thankfully that's not all -- this recently refreshed tablet has a few other tricks up its sleeve, most notable being the ability to run some (focus on the some) Android apps without having to resort to any messy tweaks or hacks. The experience isn't entirely clean, nor does it quite feel like the refresh the "two dot oh" moniker implies, but it is a nice step forward. Click on through to see what you get.


No, the biggest point of discussion at the PlayBook's launch was what it couldn'tdo.

The biggest point of discussion at the launch of the PlayBook wasn't the thing's stout build
quality, its stoic good looks or even its finger-friendly gestures. No, the biggest tale was what it couldn't do. It lacked a dedicated email app, had no concept of a calendar and couldn't even keep track of your contacts. Sure, there was a Gmail icon sitting there next to the other apps, but that was just a link to an optimized version of the web interface. It didn't fool anybody.

As we mentioned, more and more people are forgoing email for other means of communication and those still down with POP are largely sending their missives through some online service or another. But, for a platform that made a name for itself by producing the most email-friendly smartphones on the planet, producing a tablet by the same name that's completely ignorant to the stuff was a glaring oversight.

Of course, the PlayBook could send emails, but only when paired with a willing BlackBerry smartphone via the Bridge app. That 'ol Bridge is still here, which we'll discuss in just a moment, and now users are swimming in a wealth of messaging options. Both Bridge and Messages let you send and receive emails and, should you configure the same email account in both you'll get not one but two notifications with every email you receive! That is every bit as annoying as it sounds.

Thankfully Messages is much more than just email. Through it you can aggregate messaging from Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn -- the most important social network for suits -- though you are limited to only one of each. (Sorry, Twitter schizos.) You can, however, have as many email accounts as you like, coming through Exchange, Hotmail, Gmail, IMAP, or POP.

Add a bunch and everything will be all jumbled together into a single view of what's going on. Every friend request, every Twitter DM and every desperate "Know of any openings?" message from that guy you used to work with that summer who quit in a huff and quickly had second thoughts. The integrated view is nice if you're a casual communicator, but if you're the social sort things quickly become overwhelming. Thankfully, with a tap in the list of accounts on the left you can display only content from that source, and you can also filter by folder (or label, in the case of Gmail).

While you can view other content, this is not a replacement for the various other social apps in there. For example, unlike the (generally quite good) Facebook app, in Messages you can only view messages, friend requests and events. No status updates here.

The email sending interface is clean and simple and pretty much everything you would expect. There's a box for "To," a box for "Cc," a third for "Subject" and, finally, the place where you type in the body itself. No, Bcc is not supported, but attachments thankfully are, and you can choose any file you like.

Contacts and Calendar

Yes, there are new applications to manage these things, too. We signed in with our Gmail and Facebook accounts and the tablet made quick work of our pending appointments, listing them all in a simple, straightforward calendar view. You can create new events and push them to any of those accounts, but the functionality is somewhat limited compared to the real thing. For example, you can create an event on your Google Calendar, but you can't specify anything more than a simple pop-up reminder.

The Contacts app is similarly functional, pulling down whatever your social networks want to serve up. However, it's not particularly smart. For example, we have plenty of friends in LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter who appeared two or three separate times in the list. You can manually link them together if you're so inclined, but that sounds only marginally more entertaining than manually defragmenting your hard drive bit by bit.


Happening across an Android app in the App World is a bit like winning the lottery: you're unlikely to do either by chance.

As nice as it is to finally have some proper integrated messaging, the most talked-about feature here is the ability to run Android apps right out of the box. You'll find them in the App World -- well, you might find them. RIM didn't want to make these stand out beyond the standard apps, so happening across an official APK is a bit like winning the lottery: you're unlikely to do either by chance.

So we specifically went looking for some clues on what to search for, and we had the most luck poking around the CrackBerry forums for posts by lucky winners. In this thread we found a short list of available apps and downloaded two: the Dolphin HD browser and Pool Break Lite.

The apps download and install quickly and smoothly enough, like any other app, and they're listed right next to any native apps with nothing untoward about their icons. Just make sure you save up a little extra patience the first time you run them. Select one and you'll be presented with a black screen telling you that the app is "initializing" and ask that you "please wait."

It's basically like rebooting the tablet, but thankfully that's just a one-time thing. Android apps will later load more quickly and, once in memory, seem to run well. We prefer the (still excellent) stock PlayBook browser to Dolphin HD, but that's not to say the other one doesn't swim very well in these unusual waters. It does.

We wanted to try out a little game performance, and are happy to report that Pool Break Lite too ran well. It admittedly isn't the most polygonally demanding of all titles in the world, and the multi-touch navigation in the app was a bit jumpy, but the tablet had no problem emulating the Android calls to make it run.

Developers will be glad to know that, after submitting their apps to App World, they can charge money if they wish, and indeed many already are. In-game ads are also supported, but RIM provides no Android support for its own BlackBerry ad services.

BlackBerry Remote

BlackBerry Remote will turn your Bold into the best HTPC remote on the planet.

The biggest new feature in the 2.0 version of BlackBerry Bridge, which ties your phone to your tablet, isn't actually directly related to Bridge at all. It's Remote, which adds the ability to use it as a very smart, very expensive remote control. Pair the two and you can use the phone's display like a trackpad, moving a cursor about the tablet and performing gestures on the edges. You can also use the phone's keyboard to type or enter a Presentation Mode for easy navigation through a PowerPoint hosted on the tablet.

It's really great, but what's even more great is that this works with any device -- any device that can talk to a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard, at least. We've seen this hooked up with PCs, Android tablets and more, so even if you don't have a PlayBook you'll be wanting to install the new Bridge app. It will turn your Bold into the best HTPC remote on the planet.

Print To Go

Docs To Go has been around since the beginning, giving simple viewing and editing for Office-like documents. New in 2.0 is Print To Go, which you're probably thinking gives the ability to print from your PlayBook. Actually it's the other way around. If you install the Print To Go client on your PC (no Mac support currently) you can print documents directly to your tablet, wirelessly. It shows up like a printer and anything sent through it can be easily viewed offline later. Nice and simple -- if you have a PC.


It's clear that RIM doesn't even want to bring it to its ownplatforms, and so we're going to go ahead and stop wondering about when it will show up on anyone else's.

This is the part where we'd like to write about how great the new BBM integration is with the PlayBook 2.0 OS but, sadly, we can't -- because there still isn't a BBM app outside of BlackBerry Bridge. Yes, you can BBM on the tablet if you have a tethered smartphone, but it's time to be able to do it without.

For a long time we wondered when, not if, BlackBerry would bring BBM to other platforms -- iOS, Android, we knew people who would pay real money to use it. Now, though, it's clear that RIM doesn't even want to bring it to its own platforms, and so we're going to go ahead and stop wondering about when it will show up on anyone else's.


The PlayBook was clearly designed at the outset to only be used with a crutch, and that crutch is a smartphone. Using the tablet just felt a bit uncomfortable without a reassuringly blinking blue light from a nearby BlackBerry. With the 2.0 release the PlayBook is rather more independent, less codependant, but still far from a strong figure when stacked up against the competition. This is a positive refresh that current owners will want to apply as soon as is readily possible, but it won't bring many new users to the fold.

The Messages app fills a void and the Android app support is a nice plus, but the former is simply something that should have been there at the beginning and the latter offers far too limited selection now to be a proper selling point. Both feel like too little and both have arrived far too late. Sadly, the best new feature here is not on the tablet at all -- it's the BlackBerry Remote app for smartphones.
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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 now ready for download

After touring the exhibition circuit for what seems like an eternity, PlayBook OS 2.0 is finally ready to settle down and make itself available for download. Check for updates via Settings on your tablet and you should see it sitting there, wearing last season's fashions but nevertheless looking every inch the major OTA update that it is. Expect improvements like native email, calendar and contacts, integration with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, some newfangled Bridge functions, and access to the first crop of Android apps in BB App World. You'll find more details in the PR after the break and how-to demos at the More Coverage link. Enjoy! 
BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Available Today

New OS delivers an enriched user experience for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet users

Waterloo, ON - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) announced that the new BlackBerry® PlayBook™ OS 2.0 will be released for download today. BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 delivers an enhanced tablet experience and allows you to use the BlackBerry PlayBook in new ways throughout the day - at work and at play. "Building on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet's proven web browsing, multimedia and multitasking strengths, the new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 introduces a range of new communications and productivity enhancements as well as expanded app and content support," said David J. Smith, SVP Mobile Computing, Research In Motion.

New BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 features include:

• Integrated email client with a powerful unified inbox: With BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 you have the option to use a unified inbox that consolidates all messages in one place, including messages from Facebook®, LinkedIn® and Twitter®, as well as personal and work email accounts.

• Social Integration with Calendar and Contacts apps: The built-in calendar harnesses information from social networks and makes it available where and when users need it. Contact cards are also dynamically populated with updated information from Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to create a consolidated view of contacts.

• Updated BlackBerry Bridge app: BlackBerry® Bridge™ is a unique app that provides a Bluetooth® connection between your BlackBerry PlayBook and core apps on your BlackBerry® smartphone (including BBM™, Email, Contacts, Calendar and Browser) in order to let you view the content on the larger tablet display. With BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, it's easier and quicker than ever to take documents, web pages, emails and photos that appear on your BlackBerry smartphone and display them on your BlackBerry PlayBook for an optimized viewing and editing experience. The updated BlackBerry Bridge app also provides a new remote control feature that allows a BlackBerry smartphone to be used as a wireless keyboard and mouse for a BlackBerry PlayBook.

• Improved mobile productivity: Updated document editing functions, the new Print To Go app, and increased control and manageability of corporate data with BlackBerry® Balance ™ allow you to get more out of your BlackBerry PlayBook every day. Plus, an updated virtual keyboard with auto correction and predictive next word completion learns how you type to enable faster, more accurate typing.

• New apps and content: Thousands of new apps are being added to BlackBerry App World™ today (including a range of Android® apps that will run on the BlackBerry PlayBook). A new BlackBerry Video Store1 is launching today. Enhanced web browsing capabilities are also available with BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0.

In conjunction with the release of BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0, RIM is making available an initial release of BlackBerry® Mobile Fusion that will include support for managing BlackBerry PlayBook tablets and BlackBerry smartphones2 in an enterprise. The full release of BlackBerry Mobile Fusion (with mobile device management capabilities for iOS and Android devices) is planned for general availability in late March 2012. For more information about BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, please visit Availability The BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 software update is now available as a free download for all BlackBerry PlayBook tablets.
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PlayBook Leak Corroborates Update Release Date Rumor

Earlier this week, we heard some new rumors about just when RIM would release its PlayBook OS 2.0 update. We'd already heard of today, February 17, as a likely candidate, but more recent rumors suggested that the software wouldn't drop until February 21. Obviously, today's arrived with no update in sight, so we've been waiting to hear about either a new rumored release date or confirmation for February 21. It's not hard-and-fast official, but a leak out today lends some more credence to the software getting here next Tuesday.

The documentation here discusses PlayBook pricing leading up to the PlayBook OS 2.0 launch, which is again noted as occurring on February 21. Things even get more specific than we could have hoped for, claiming that users everywhere will be able to access the update at the stroke of 4:01am that morning. Of course, that tidbit would be a whole lot more useful if we had any idea just which timezone it was supposed to be in. For what it's worth, RIM's Waterloo, Ontario headquarters is in Eastern time.

In addition to the new PlayBook software, this leak also claims next Tuesday will see the arrival of BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, the cross-platform mobile device management platform we learned about last fall. 
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RIM's Q3 Results Show a 71% Drop in Earnings, CPR Anyone?

You'd wonder what the power of two CEOs can do to a company. You'd expect RIM to be growing like clock work, given its very uncommon executive team, but the bottom line shows a very different picture. RIM's Q3 earnings are now live and they show a terrible 71% loss in earnings when comparing the $256 million (51 cents per share) that they made this year to the $911 million they made last year. 

This loss is mainly due to the $485 million hit that the company had to absorb over the PlayBooks they'll never sell, and also because of the $54 million that they had to swallow with so many outages this year. RIM shipped 14.1 millionBlackBerry smartphones this year, but even with their expectation to sell another 11 to 12 million phones in the next three months, we must say we don't see it possible. 

So far RIM is the perfect example of why a company with too many people in-charge, never prospers. If RIM's two CEO's couldn't prove that they're fit for the job of just one CEO, don't expect a third one to come and get the job done. 
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