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BlackBerry Bringing BBM Messenger Service To iOS And Android This Summer

In a bit of news that has 2008 me excited, BlackBerry just announced that its BBM messenger platform will come to both iOS and Android this summer. BlackBerry says it will support iOS 6 and Android 4.0 devices and above initially. CEO Thorstein Heins announced that his company’s plan is to make BlackBerry Messenger the de facto standard in cross-platform messaging. Features like group messaging, screen sharing and Channels will also make their … [read full article]

RIM’s Co-CEO Team Out, New CEO In, What Can RIM Do To Survive?

Unless you were busy watching yesterday’s heart-pounding football action, you may have already read the reports surrounding RIM’s Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie resignation from their positions as Co-CEOs. Taking over for Jim and Mike will be “little-known company insider,” Thorsten Heins, formerly RIM’s Chief Operating Officer. RIM is calling this “a board and management shuffle,” as Heins steps into one of the most difficult roles in all of telecommunications now. Heins has … [read full article]