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Submission + - RIM reports $518M loss for Q1, BB10 delayed to Q1 2013 (crackberry.com)

Lev13than writes: Research In Motion just reported first quarter results for the three months ended June 2, 2012. Highlights (if you can call it that) include shipment of 7.8M phones and 260k PlayBooks, a loss of $518M on the quarter, layoffs of 5,000 staff and, probably most significantly, the delay of BB10 to Q1 2013. They were able to boost cash reserves from $2B to $2.2B and grow their subscriber base everywhere outside North America, but in all it's another bleak update from the former world leader in smartphones.

Submission + - Lazaridis/Balsillie step down as RIM co-CEOs and B (theglobeandmail.com)

Lev13than writes: After a brutal year, in which Research in Motion lost three quarters of its market value, botched the launch of its PlayBook tablet and watched rivals eat into its market share for smartphones, company builders Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis are relinquishing their positions as executives and co-chairmen of the board of directors. The new chief executive of RIM will be Thorsten Heins – a man they recruited five years ago who came to be a trusted advisor and their hand-picked successor.

Submission + - RIM's PlayBook to run Android Apps - Report (theglobeandmail.com) 2

Lev13than writes: Research In Motion is working on software to allow the upcoming PlayBook to run Android applications, according to Bloomberg. The report quotes one analysis who estimates the move will boost sales from 30-50%. The report does not mention if the apps will run in virtualization or emulation, although both platforms are Posix-compliant.
An interesting move by RIM, and could be a critical factor in helping the device succeed in an increasingly-cluttered tablet landscape

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