RIM Delays Bold Touch 9900/9930 Until 'Late August'
Research In Motion today indicated via its quarterly earnings report that it is delaying the launch of its BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900/9930 smartphones. Both phones were scheduled to launch during the summer, but RIM said it has been hit with production delays that will force their introduction to be postponed until the "very late part of August." RIM also indicated that it plans layoffs starting in its second fiscal quarter, though it didn't say how many employees would be let go.
BlackBerry Puts the Classic to Pasture
BlackBerry today said it will cease manufacturing the BlackBerry Classic handset. The Classic debuted in December 2014 and is one of the last devices from BlackBerry to run BlackBerry OS.
BlackBerry Confirms 'Priv' Android Slider
BlackBerry today said it will make a handset based on Google's Android operating system that also offers business users enterprise-class security features. "We are focused on making faster progress to achieve profitability in our handset business," said CEO John S.
BlackBerry to Kill Off Smartphone-Making Business
BlackBerry today said it will no longer make and sell its own smartphones. Instead, it will rely on original device manufacturers to design and make devices that will carry BlackBerry branding and software.
Sprint Outlines Layoff Plans
Sprint said it will put cost-cutting measures, including layoffs, in place before the end of January. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure explained that he wants to be sure to give employees a much severance as possible, even though the company plans to halve the amount given to ex-employees.
Microsoft Says Windows 10 Arriving This Summer
Microsoft today made a number of announcements regarding Windows 10, including details about its arrival. Microsoft will make Windows 10 available to smartphones, tablets, and PCs "this summer." Previously, Microsoft had only committed to "later this year." In addition to the timetable, Microsoft announced a commitment from Lenovo that will the see the company bring Windows 10 phones to market (in China) by the middle of the year.
Waiting, it's worth it...
Same situation here. I've had a Bold for over a year, and I'm happy with it. In fact, I probably won't upgrade until a QNX device comes out.
Is This The End For Me and RIM?
If you TR...
Merger Maybe - RIMM, Nokia, & MS
Perhaps RIM truly is dead.
I think if RIM just pushed this device out now and upgraded to OS 7 later when it's ready, they may keep more consumers. The longer they wait the more they get trounced by the competition.
Kind of like what Steve Jobs did with NeXT Computer's (The company he founded after leaving apple). This way they can push their pr...
I dont think we will see the Bold this year.
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a RIM phone is delayed???