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How RIM Software Can Help at Your Medical Office

Regulatory information management software (RIMS) is the latest addition to medical offices across the country, helping doctors and their staff to improve efficiency and...

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ trailer pits John Boyega against kaiju

Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim was a geek's fever dream, mixing together elements of kaiju (giant monster) films, huge robots

What’s on TV: ‘X-Men’ and ‘Pacific Rim’ 4K, ‘The 13th,’ ‘Arrow’

Hopefully even a brief Netflix outage didn't stop your Luke Cage binge or get in the way of catching the

This isn’t the last we’ve heard of Samsung buying BlackBerry

How does that old song go? Everything old is new again? I'm reminded of it every time Samsung and BlackBerry get wrapped up in some ...

Solar panels improved with Blu-ray tech, won’t play ‘Pacific Rim’

On paper, collecting the sun's energy is a pretty great idea -- but most solar panels suffer from relatively low photovoltaic efficiency. On average, most ...

Pilot one of the robots from ‘Pacific Rim’ with Oculus Rift at Comic-Con

We're not sure how many of the new Oculus Rift VR kits have shipped out to developers already, but it looks like a healthy amount ...

Engadget Rewind 2008: BlackBerry Storm

Smartphone makers were still reeling from the arrival of Apple's touchscreen-only iPhone when 2008 rolled around. Research in Motion (RIM), a mobile manufacturer best known ...

This is BlackBerry’s unreleased ‘Cyclone’ streaming box

In 2011, BlackBerry was rumored to be developing a media box to compete against the likes of Roku and Apple TV. While that device never ...

Blackberry updating BBM to allow for larger file sharing

If you are one of the users who are still using BBM then there’s a big update coming your way which will offer larger file ...

BlackBerry CEO hoping to avoid future layoffs, expects to be profitable by 2016

This morning's earnings report may not have been BlackBerry's favorite moment, but John Chen seems confident in his vision for the company's future -- and ...

Apples to BlackBerrys: John Sculley reportedly considering bid for failing phone maker

For anyone who has followed Apple's history, John Sculley is a familiar figure. He was the CEO who famously ousted Steve Jobs from the company ...

BBM for Android and iOS notches more than 10 million downloads in 24 hours

By the looks of BlackBerry's stats, millions were not only unfazed by BBM's launch hiccup on Android and iOS, but were also excited to get ...

The Future of BlackBerry is RIM

There's so much going on with BlackBerry lately. The company is actively seeking a buyer and first entered into a deal with Fairfax Financial a few weeks back. Since then, there have been rumors of other companies being interested, a possible breakup of the most valuable assets and even former CEO Mike Lazaridis may be getting in on the action

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WSJ: BlackBerry expected to cut up to 40 percent of its workforce by year’s end

BlackBerry hasn't been hiding the fact that it's cutting back on its workforce, but a new report from The Wall Street Journal today suggests that another particularly big round of layoffs could be in store. Citing people familiar with the matter, ...

WSJ: BlackBerry sale likely to be wrapped up by November

Details about an eventual sale of BlackBerry are slowly but surely starting to pick up steam. Following a confirmation from the Waterloo-based company about it being open to seeking "strategic alternatives," The Wall Street Journal is now reportin...

Report: BlackBerry losing sales to Nokia Lumia devices in Australia, paints a bleak picture for the struggling Canadian manufacturer

Nokia versus BlackBerry

Heading into the last quarter in 2013, it is becoming increasingly clear that Windows Phone is now solidifying itself as the third alternative for smartphones (see the latest IDC report). While sales are still miles behind iOS and Android, Windows Phone as a platform is finally being treated more equally by retailers and consumers.

Part of that apparent victory, in typical Microsoft fashion, is due to missteps by Redmond’s competitors. Years ago, BlackBerry (then called RIM) basically owned the enterprise market. Fast forward to 2013 and with BlackBerry 10 on the market with a handful of new devices, it’s becoming clear that it’s just not enough to regain that momentum.

The site IT Wire has performed some store-checks for the new BlackBerry Q10 and Z10—two devices we actually own and occasionally use ourselves. The site tried to get a statement from Australia’s telco’s Telstra, Optus, and Vodafone but received no comment about those BlackBerry sales. Not hindered, IT Wire then spoke with Harvey Norman, Optus and Telstra franchises for their opinions on BlackBerry’s prospects.