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Fairfax CEO and RIM board member Prem Watsa Doubles Stake in RIM

Good morning everyone!  News is emerging this morning that RIM Board Member and Fairfax Holdings CEO, Prem Watsa, has  doubled Fairfax Holdings stake in RIM to the tune of 9.9%, up from 5.1% in January.  There is a nice writeup at the Globe and Mail about his doubled investment. That makes Fairfax Holdings the largest known…

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.1 Beta to hit before end of May

We have known OS 2.1 was coming, but, the exact date has been unknown until recently.  Michael Clewley, PlayBook product manager at RIM, has confirmed today via his Twitter account that the beta of 2.1 will hit before the end of May, which means in the next 2 days! The rollout of the 2.1 beta…

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New Curve 9220 commercial shows a new advertising style

To go along with the launch of the new Curve 9220 in India, RIM released a new commercial to focus on the new device in India.  In my opinion the style of this ad is much different than the Be Bold campaign and gets right to the point of the device which is messaging. As…

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Opinion Piece: Does the consumer public want Blackberry to make a comeback? My opinion…yes!

Good morning everyone!  A conversation I had with my uncle last night made me think a little harder about several other conversations I have had with family/friends over the last couple weeks since the last RIM earnings call.  Most people who know me, know that I am a Blackberry addict, so, conversations about Blackberry seem…

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Jim Balsillie Scorned by York University in Toronto

If  any of you been wondering what RIM’s former co-leader has been up to of late… the answer… is getting into more controversy!!!  In this latest event, Jim B. offered $30 million dollars as a donation to York University, which was to be matched by the Ontario government; however, York University turned him down!!  York…

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OS 2.1 Hinted at Again in BlackBerry PlayBook User Manual Update

Well good evening everyone.  Of late talk of OS 2.0.1 and 2.1 has hit a fever pitch and it seems RIM is already at the point where they are taking care of the little things, like updating the Blackberry Playbook User Manual on line.  As you can see in the picture above, the manual now…

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RIM announces Partnership with Coleman Outdoors

Well this one was unexpected, but, makes perfect sense when you look at the big picture.  RIM CEO Thorsten Heins strongly indicated that Blackberry would be seeking and attempting to enter into strategic partnerships in the future and this would seem to be the first.  Coleman is an industry leading company that specializes in outdoor…

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RIM Q4 Earnings Call Q&A Highlights: Word of the day = Partnerships

  Well the earnings call just ended and I have to say that Mr. Heins seems very very focused and knows what he wants.  What does Mr. Heins want?  Partnerships.  Over half  Q&A was talking about Partnerships.  It seems very very likely that we will be seeing BB10 on superphones made by another manufacturer…. like…

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