Mike Laziridis, co-founder of Research in Motion, to leave Blackberry on 1st May

After Blackberry’s earnings release, Mike Laziridis announced that he plans to leave the company on 1st May. He stepped down as co-CEO last year and has been holding the position of Vice Chair of the Board.


Commenting on his departure from the company he co-founded, Lazaridis commented, “With the launch of BlackBerry 10, I believe I have fulfilled my commitment to the Board… I believe I am leaving the company in good hands.” Continue reading “Mike Laziridis, co-founder of Research in Motion, to leave Blackberry on 1st May”

BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981 review

For all the claims that RIM is dead, they still have a stronghold on the corporate sector. So how do you create a product for the discerning CEO and set it apart from the millions of other BlackBerry devices out there ? The aim  here was not to attain the best performance or best in class camera but to a device which would sets them apart. Something which would be unique enough to show that they have arrived.

The Porsche brand is a symbol of automative excellence. The Blackberry is a CEO’s best friend. Sometime back, the two decided to get together and create a product which combines high end materials and design abilities of Porsche along with the business ready nature of a Blackberry. When Porsche Design CEO Huergen Gessler decided to speak to Blackberry about a prospective collaboration, one thing led to another and the Porsche Design P’9981 was born. Continue reading “BlackBerry Porsche Design P’9981 review”

RIM announces new COO and CMO

BlackBerry maker RIM (Research in Motion) has announced its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Kristian Tear is the new COO and Frank Boulben is the new CMO. Tear served as Executive Vice President of Sony Mobile Communications previously and has held operational leadership positions with Ericsson in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Boulben is the former Executive Vice President of Strategy, Marketing and Sales for LightSquared. He previously severed as Global Director of Commercial Strategy for Vodafone Group and Executive Vice President of Brand and Consumer Marketing for Orange Group. Continue reading “RIM announces new COO and CMO”

RIM announces Sunil Dutt as Managing Director for India

Research In Motion (RIM) has appointed Sunil Dutt as Managing Director for India. He worked for Hewlett Packard India Sales Pte Ltd previously as President, Personal Systems Group and was responsible for expanding their business in enterprise, mid-market and consumer space. Frenny Bawa, previous Managing Director of RIM quit last month.

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RIM to offer $100 worth of premium apps as compensation for downtime

Research In Motion (RIM) has announced that they would offer a selection of premium apps worth US $100 as a compensation for the service service interruptions and delays in Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa, Latin America, Canada and United States. They would also offer free Technical Support for 1 month for the Enterprise customers. Continue reading “RIM to offer $100 worth of premium apps as compensation for downtime”

Blackberry Maker RIM , Fastest Growing Company Worldwide

Fortune Magazine has declared RIM (Research in Motion) as the No 1 Fastest Growing Company Worldwide.Some facts about Research in Motion that made it the number 1 on the charts:

  • In the past decade RIM has sold 65 million BlackBerry smartphones to its 28.5 million subscribers.
  • RIM has a 56% share of the $12 billion U.S. smartphone market.
  • A report released earlier this year ranked the BlackBerry Curve smartphone as the bestselling consumer smartphone in the U.S. Three of the five top-selling mobile phones in the U.S. are now BlackBerry smartphones. Continue reading “Blackberry Maker RIM , Fastest Growing Company Worldwide”