Consumers sue RIM over BlackBerry outage

Macleans.ca - 27 Oct, 2011
by macleans.ca on Thursday, October 27, 2011 12:11pm - 0 Comments Research in Motion has been hit with consumers lawsuits in Canada and the US over the four-day BlackBerry outage that disrupted email, instant messaging and browsing services for ...

RIM Faces Lawsuits Over BlackBerry Outages

Slate Magazine - Peter Fulham - 27 Oct, 2011
Already reeling from the bad PR, the smartphone maker now has a pair of class action suits to worry about. By Peter Fulham | Posted Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at 11:57 AM ET (A woman uses her BlackBerry phone in Jakarta on January 19, 2010. ...

BlackBerry Owners Flock to IPhone 4S in Record Numbers

Forbes - 27 Oct, 2011
BlackBerry owners are trading in their devices in record numbers, highlighting RIM's struggles and Apple's expected success with the iPhone 4S. Gazelle, an online tech product buyer, said the number of BlackBerry trades is up from its record highs ...

RIM delays PlayBook software, faces lawsuit

Montreal Gazette - Matt Hartley, Alastair Sharp - 27 Oct, 2011
Shares of RIM dropped more than six per cent Wednesday as investors digested the latest in a string of disappointments as RIM struggles to compete with Apple's category-defining iPad tablet. Research In Motion won't upgrade the software for its ...

RIM Delays Software Update for BlackBerry PlayBook

New York Times - Ian Austen - 27 Oct, 2011
OTTAWA " Research in Motion, a company which is already the subject of much criticism over product delays, has now put off releasing significant software improvements to its struggling tablet computer until February. ...

Has RIM lost its way?

Macleans.ca - Chris Sorensen - 27 Oct, 2011
With confidence in the BlackBerry platform waning and calls for a management shake-up growing louder, the last thing Research In Motion Ltd. co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie ...

BlackBerry blackout prompts lawsuit

Globe and Mail - jeff gray - 27 Oct, 2011
The great BlackBerry blackout this month has prompted the filing of a potential class-action lawsuit in Montreal against smart-phone maker Research In Motion RIM-T. Lawyer Jeff Orenstein, of Consumer Law Group Inc., filed a lawsuit in Quebec Superior ...

Price-slashing fails to ignite PlayBook sales

Register - Paul Kunert - 27 Oct, 2011
RIM's little-loved fondleslab is failing to get the tills ringing, even after significant price cuts, channel partners have claimed. BlackBerry PlayBook prices were cut by $200 in the US last month as ...

RIM faces lawsuit over BlackBerry outages

Financial Times (blog) - Phill Tutt - 27 Oct, 2011
Research In Motion is facing a possible class action lawsuit in Canada over the global outage that struck BlackBerry customers last month, Cnet reports. RIM said it would not comment on the suit, which was filed yesterday in Quebec Superior Court. ...

BlackBerry Bold 9900 and Curve 9360 first to feature MasterCard PayPass

Moneycontrol.com - 27 Oct, 2011
Research In Motion has just announced that the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphones are the first SIM-based NFC smartphones to be certified by MasterCard Worldwide as PayPass-approved devices. The certification was granted on the ...

Rim delays playbook update

Victoria Times Colonist - Jameson Berkow - 27 Oct, 2011
Users of the first BlackBerry tablet from Research In Motion Ltd. will have to wait until at least next year before a long-promised, highly desired new software update is delivered. ...

RIM facing lawsuits over outage

BBC News - 27 Oct, 2011
Blackberry customers in the US and Canada are suing Research in Motion over the recent global outage which left millions without email, instant messaging and net access. A Canadian lawsuit, filed on Wednesday, was brought on behalf of all Blackberry ...

RIM hit with consumer lawsuits over BlackBerry outage

Reuters - Moira Herbst, Vinu Pilakkott - 27 Oct, 2011
(Reuters) - Consumers in the United States and Canada have sued Research in Motion (RIM.TO) for a days-long service outage on BlackBerry devices that rippled across the world earlier this month. The system-wide failure of the service ...

RIM faces class action suits in US, Canada over BlackBerry outage

ZDNet (blog) - Zack Whittaker - 27 Oct, 2011
Summary: BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is facing a class-action suit on its own doorstep over outages last month, and further possible suits around the world. Research in Motion, the BlackBerry ...

RIM pushes back major PlayBook update

ZDNet UK (blog) - David Meyer - 27 Oct, 2011
The second major version of Research In Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet operating system has been pushed back to February, and will launch without a BlackBerry Messenger app. Although a beta version of ...

RIM is hit with lawsuits over loss of service

Inquirer - Dave Neal - 27 Oct, 2011
CANADIAN COMMUNICATIONS FIRM Research on Motion (RIM) is still suffering from the fallout of its services failure earlier this month, and has been hit with lawsuits from consumers. The firm is finding out the hard way that network downtime ...

RIM Delays Tablet Update In New Setback

Moneycontrol.com - 27 Oct, 2011
Research In Motion won't upgrade the software for its much-maligned PlayBook tablet computer until February, months behind schedule, and the new version still won't feature the popular BlackBerry Messenger application. Shares of RIM dropped more than 6 ...

RIM hit with consumer lawsuits over BlackBerry outage

Reuters India - Moira Herbst, Vinu Pilakkott - 27 Oct, 2011
A person uses the new Blackberry Bold 9900 at a release party to promote the BlackBerry OS 7 devices in Toronto August 3, 2011. Consumers in the United States and Canada have sued Research in Motion for a days-long service outage on BlackBerry devices ...

RIM faces lawsuit over BlackBerry outage

Times of India - 27 Oct, 2011
TORONTO: Consumers in the United States and Canada have sued Research in Motion for a days-long service outage on BlackBerry devices that rippled across the world earlier this month. The system-wide failure of the service had left tens of millions of ...

RIM hit with consumer lawsuits over BlackBerry outage

Reuters India - Moira Herbst, Vinu Pilakkott - 27 Oct, 2011
A person uses the Blackberry Bold 9900 at a promotional event for the BlackBerry OS 7 devices in Toronto in this August 3, 2011 file photo. Consumers in the United States and Canada have sued Research in Motion for a days-long service outage on ...

RIM hit with consumer lawsuits over BlackBerry outage

Reuters India - Shannon Stapleton, Moira Herbst - 27 Oct, 2011
A person uses the T-Mobile Blackberry on subway tracks at West 14th street and 8th avenue in New York September 27, 2011. By Moira Herbst REUTERS - Consumers in the United States and Canada have sued Research in Motion for a days-long service outage on ...

BlackBerry PlayBook delay piles pressure on RIM

Telegraph.co.uk - 27 Oct, 2011
The BlackBerry PlayBook operating system update will be delayed until next year, RIM has revealed, piling further pressure on the firm. The BlackBerry PlayBook. Photo: AP The setback means the software will not be released until February 2012. ...

RIM delays PlayBook software update

Times of India - 27 Oct, 2011
AP | Oct 27, 2011, 10.40AM IST TORONTO: Research In Motion said it is delaying the launch of an upgraded operating system for its struggling PlayBook computer tablet until February 2012, yet another setback for a tarnished company struggling to compete ...

RIM Faces Possible Class Action Suit Over BlackBerry Outages

PCWorld - John Ribeiro - 27 Oct, 2011
Research In Motion faces a possible class action lawsuit over recent outages in its BlackBerry services earlier this month, and a trademark infringement complaint for its use of the BBX name for its upcoming platform for its ...

RIM Faces Possible Class-Action Suit for BlackBerry Service Outage

PC Magazine - Damon Poeter - 27 Oct, 2011
Research in Motion has had a rocky few months and now could be facing a class-action lawsuit on behalf of Canadian BlackBerry owners that would seek damages for a service outage affecting RIM customers around the world earlier this ...

RIM hit with lawsuit over BlackBerry outage

ZDNet Asia - Steven Musil - 27 Oct, 2011
Lawsuit filed in Canada seeks compensation in the form of refunds for customers affected by the days-long outage. Research In Motion is facing a possible class action lawsuit in Canada over ...

RIM faces legal action following service outages

Register - 27 Oct, 2011
RIM has been sued in its home country following the series of outages that hit customers throughout much of the world. The suit has been filed on behalf of a Canadian user of a Blackberry Curve 9300, who paid $25 a month for 1GB of access and lost ...

BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 Android support: A work in progress

ZDNet (blog) - Jason Perlow - 27 Oct, 2011
Summary: The PlayBook's Android Player in the 2.0 developer release is functional, but it still needs a bit of work and applications will have to be adapted to run smoothly. Last week, Research in Motion ...

Key events in RIM's very bad year

Globe and Mail - omar el akkad - 27 Oct, 2011
This week, Research In Motion announced another delay to one of its long-awaited updates for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The news is yet another setback in what has been a pretty tough year for the Waterloo, Ont.-based tech giant The company posts ...

BASIS Files BBX Complaint Against RIM; Announces FoxPro Alternative

National Post (registration) - 27 Oct, 2011
BASISInternationalLtd. has filedacomplaint in New Mexico Federal Court against Research in Motion (RIM) for trademark infringement in response to RIM's announcement of their yet-to-be-released operating system (OS) named BBX for their BlackBerry ...

 

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