It looks like RIM won't be seeing much relief any time soon, as the BlackBerry maker said it will delay the release of devices featuring its new software platform until the later part of 2012.
According to a new report RIM has been temporarily barred from using the name BBX for its next generation OS, forcing the company to change the name of its upcoming line of tablets and smartphones.
Ahead of its Dec. 15 earnings report, RIM has announced that it will be "recording a pre-tax provision" of $485 million due to unsold inventory of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
RIM has introduced a new software system that will allow companies to integrate a number of competing devices and operating systems into their corporate mobile ecosystem.
After receiving a price cut to $200 for Black Friday, it looks like the BlackBerry PlayBook will be getting another discount, though the savings are currently available to employees only.
After selling the BlackBerry PlayBook for $200 and up on Black Friday, retailers have begun removing the tablet from their online catalogs, with some customers claiming their orders have been cancelled.
RIM has released a new version of the BlackBerry OS for its PlayBook tablet, though the over-the-air update still won't bring users native email or calendar support.
RIM is so keen on getting the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet into the hands of enterprise users that the company is giving free devices to those who purchase BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5 in the US and Canada before the end of 2011.
In spite of all the focus that has been placed upon RIM's upcoming release of the BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 software, it seems that the update was never intended to be a major software release. According to one RIM employee, it was only a minor update until "marketing got their hands on it."
As Black Friday grows closer, retailers have begun announcing their best deals. But which of these once-a-year sales are actually worth the effort?
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