RIM Hires Bankers to Explore Options
Research In Motion today provided a little bit of guidance ahead of its second quarter close and results. In a press release sent to investors, RIM CEO Thorsten Heins explained that the company has hired banking firms to explore its options moving forward. In a statement, the company said, "To further enhance our commitment to successfully completing our transformation, we engaged J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and RBC Capital Markets to assist the Company and our Board of Directors in reviewing RIM’s business and financial performance. These advisors have been tasked to help us with the strategic review ... and to evaluate the relative merits and feasibility of various financial strategies, including opportunities to leverage the BlackBerry platform through partnerships, licensing opportunities and strategic business model alternatives." Heins said that though the company is facing significant challenges, it believes that the launch of BlackBerry 10 will help bolster the company's long-term survival. The company recently revealed that it may have to write-down $1 billion in unsold BlackBerry smartphones and tablets that remain in inventory.
Apple Improves iPhone 6s and 6s Plus with 3D Touch
Sep 9, 2015
Apple today announced the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, which are enhanced versions last year's iPhones. Like the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the 6s and 6s Plus have 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens, respectively, slim metal designs, and fingerprint readers built into the home button.
Google Search to Improve Symptom Search Results
Jun 20, 2016
Google plans to change the results shown when people search for symptom-based information. Moving forward Google will show a list of related conditions to symptoms like stuffy nose, cough, or headache.
BlackBerry Motion Eschews the Keyboard, Packs Huge Battery
Oct 9, 2017
TCL today announced the BlackBerry Motion, a follow-up to the KEYone that drops the keyboard in favor of a larger touch screen. The Motion boasts a 5.5-inch full HD screen that's covered in a nano-diamond coating to prevent scratches.
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Offer Refined Hardware, Improved Camera, AR Emoji
Feb 25, 2018
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones, updates to last year's S8 models. The devices bear a striking resemblance to their predecessors and make only modest changes to the hardware.
iPhone 5 and 5c Won't Run iOS 11, 32-Bit Apps Going Away
Jun 6, 2017
Some older iPhones will not be part of the iOS 11 party scheduled to arrive this fall. According to Apple's web site, the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5c, and the fourth-generation iPad cannot handle iOS 11's 64-bit app requirements, so they will not be receiving the updated operating system.
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