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# rim - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

From Business ETC Long-overdue Blackberry makeover to be unveiled BlackBerry

Long-overdue Blackberry makeover to be unveiled

Most analysts consider a BlackBerry 10 success to be crucial for the company’s long-term viability.

# rim - Friday 30 March, 2012

From Business ETC ‘We can’t do everything ourselves’: Blackberry to focus on corporate customers BlackBerry

‘We can’t do everything ourselves’: Blackberry to focus on corporate customers

Makers Research in Motion have seen their devices struggle against the likes of Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android.

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# rim - Monday 23 January, 2012

From Business ETC CEOs who founded Blackberry maker RIM to step down BlackBerry

CEOs who founded Blackberry maker RIM to step down

The once iconic company has struggled to compete with innovations such as Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone in recent years.

# rim - Monday 17 October, 2011

From Business ETC BlackBerry aims to placate angry customers after disruptions BlackBerry

BlackBerry aims to placate angry customers after disruptions

The company’s customers will be offered free app downloads after outages left millions without services last week.

# rim - Thursday 13 October, 2011

From Business ETC BlackBerry says ‘significant improvement’ in service Blackberry Blackout

BlackBerry says ‘significant improvement’ in service

The company says it is continuing to monitor the situation as services are slowly being restored to full working order following a three-day blackout across the globe.

# rim - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

From Business ETC BlackBerry users hit by second day of international outages BlackBerry

BlackBerry users hit by second day of international outages

Problems with the smartphone now appear to have spread to four continents, despite earlier claims that they had been fixed.

# rim - Monday 10 October, 2011

From Business ETC BlackBerry users hit by international network breakdown BlackBerry

BlackBerry users hit by international network breakdown

Up to ten million users across Europe and the Middle East were reportedly left without services today.

# rim - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

From Business ETC In pictures: Check out the new BlackBerry touchscreen smartphones BlackBerry This post contains images

In pictures: Check out the new BlackBerry touchscreen smartphones

Five new BlackBerry devices have been launched today, one of which is a touchscreen-only smartphone to rival the iPhone and Android models.

# rim - Sunday 15 August, 2010

INDIAN AUTHORITIES may have reached a deal with Research in Motion (RIM) over the encryption of BlackBerry messages.

Concerns that the device could be used by terrorists to plan attacks led to India marking a 31 August deadline for the means to read instant messages and emails sent via BlackBerry. Without an agreement in place by then, the government will ban the smartphone.

RIM, which manufactures the device, has indicated that it will provide a technical solution to the government next week, but the government will need time for its analysts to test if the solution works.

A similar deal was reached between RIM and Saudi Arabia recently, with the company agreeing to provide the codes necessary for accessing BlackBerry users’ messages stored in domestic servers in Saudi Arabia.

The main concern in this situation was communication between unrelated men and women in Saudi Arabia, which is legally restricted.

The UAE is planning to impose a ban on the handsets from October over fears they may be used by terrorists or assassins.

The agreements see a marked change in RIM’s attitude to privacy; the company had built BlackBerry’s reputation on the strength of its data protection.

Indian authorities will also approach Google and Skype with concerns over cyber-spying and planned attacks.