RIM can officially jump into the Tablet device market next week by launching its first ever Tablet with new OS. As reported earlier, Company is already working on such device which has been named as "BlackPad" similar to Apple's iPad. Th new device will be ready to go for sales as early as end of this year.
RIM is really going through hard time, atleast in India these days. Toughening its stand on Sunday, India Govt has issued an ultimatum to RIM (BlackBerry) to get in-lined with the security concerns and any other proposal would be unaccepted but to install server in India for tracking its messenger and enterprise mail service as the offer made by it to provide data from its Canada-based server could be detrimental to national security.
BlackBerry Torch 9800, a much hyped touch smartphone from RIM, has disappointed company, specially at the cash book when it comes to sales numbers at first few days. Launched to compete with growing popularity of iPhone from Apple, BlackBerry Torch was expected to regain its lost grounds in North American market which does seem to accomplish by "Torch".
After much of criticism, dialogs, allegations and many turning points Research in Motion (RIM), makers of BlackBerry, has cracked a deal with Saudi Arabia Regulatory Authority to ensure uninterrupted services for all Blackberry users in kingdom. With such agreement on Saturday RIM averted the possible ban on BlackBerry services due to accessibility issue on user's data.
Smartphone market war is on so the market is bubbling. Sales of Android-based smartphones are surging, tearing chunks of market share out of Apple, RIM, and Windows Mobile's hides. According to a report released by Nielsen company, Android phones are pretty close to beat top 2 market leaders Apple & RIM ( BlackBerry ) in US market.
Keeping national security as prime concern, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) has announced today that BlackBerry's Email, web browsing and chat services will be terminated inside the country very soon. Within hours of such announcement Saudi Arabia also has joined the row and declared the suspension of BlackBerry services in the country. Since India shares the same mindset with UAE & Saudi Arabia over BlackBerry's operational model, there are high chances for India to take similar action towards RIM ( BlackBerry).
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