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  • BlackBerry Pearl 8220: Next great smartphone?

    By Al Sacco | 10 September, 2008 22:00

    It's no secret that BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) has tried to expand its traditional customer base beyond the enterprise in recent days. But the company's BlackBerry Pearl 8220 flip phone ( formerly dubbed "KickStart") is the first RIM device aimed specifically at the vast low-end consumer market. And it just might be exactly what RIM needs to secure for itself a dominant stake in the space-assuming carriers are willing to hit the necessary price points.

  • Apple and RIM dominate smartphone market

    The smartphone market is now dominated by Apple and Research In Motion, with other vendors in the space being brushed aside in both consumer and business markets, new research claims.

  • Facebook teams up with RIM

    College parties met business e-mail on Wednesday as Facebook Inc. said it is adding its social-networking platform to Research In Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry devices.

  • Microsoft purchase of RIM unlikely

    Rumors that Microsoft may purchase BlackBerry maker Research in Motion are likely just that because of RIM's high price tag, though there would be benefits for both parties if a deal were struck, analysts said recently.

  • RIM set to release dual-mode BlackBerry 8820

    Research In Motion announced the new BlackBerry 8820 on Tuesday, saying it's the first dual-mode BlackBerry to provide wireless voice and data access over both cellular and wi-fi wireless networks.

  • RIM plug-in for Visual Studio

    Research In Motion will let developers create applications for Blackberry phones using Microsoft's .Net programming environment, continuing its efforts to broaden the capabilities of the devices.

  • Blackberry from Verizon goes global

    Verizon Wireless is hoping to appeal to the international business traveler -- a customer segment that it may have struggled to attract previously -- with a new Blackberry designed to work around the world.