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Research In Motion Ltd (BBRY) News: FBI Contract, BBM Arrival, Announcements & More

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Research in Motion Ltd. (BBRY)EMS and BlackBerry partner to bring BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 to Middle East customers (AmeInfo)
The UAE’s first mobility solutions company, EMS, and Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) announced that the companies are growing the core BlackBerry enterprise mobility solution for customers in the Middle East with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10. EMS is one of the largest distributors of Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) smartphones and accessories in the region, supporting 100 mobile phone operators in 56 countries across the Middle East, Africa, CIS, Eastern Europe and South East Asia. As a partner to BlackBerry, EMS is dedicated to supporting the evolving needs of the reseller channel with Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s latest enterprise mobility solution.

FBI Agreement with Samsung Would Give a Boost to Company by Outpacing BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (PRCarbon)
On Friday, sources familiar with the situation said that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd is close to signing an agreement to sell its popular line of Galaxy devices to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.The agreement would be an enhancement for Samsung, which is progressively seeking to provide the needs of government agencies, a niche long controlled by Canadian smartphone maker Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY). The Wall Street Journal reported the imminent deal initially late on Thursday.

BlackBerry BBM for Android and iOS release date fixed for September (NvoNews)
Finally there is some conclusive evidence of its imminent arrival. BlackBerry BBM for Android and iOS release date fixed for September Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s BBM instant messaging app for Android and iOS won’t come on June 27 as it was earlier rumored. Official sources now indicate that it would come before this summer. However, some Android handsets may come before that with the BBM pre-installed. By the way, the official BBM for Android is linked with a late-September 2013 release date. Sometime back, Sunil Lalvani, managing director of Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) India, had admitted that we could expect BBM for Android within the next couple of months.

BlackBerry Now Has 15 Million Users in Indonesia (TechInAsia)
There was a time when people were willing to queue around the block to be among the first to own a Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) handset in Indonesia. While BlackBerry’s new phones, based on the revamped BB10, don’t seem to command the same attention they used to in the country, the company remains one of the biggest phone-makers in Indonesia. Yesterday Detik reported a few BlackBerry updates and data on the Indonesia market which includes numbers of local users and developers. There are currently about 15 million BlackBerry users in Indonesia, which makes up more than 18 percent of Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s 80 million worldwide. Last month Merdeka wrote that 7.2 million of the country’s BlackBerry users are on the Telkomsel network.

Blackberry Implies the Nearing End for Its PlayBook (MorningLedger)
Contradicting a commitment it made last January, Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has recently announced that it would not upgrade its Blackberry PlayBook to BlackBerry 10, its latest mobile OS. To most observers, this could herald the beginning of a looming end for the tablet PC. Exclusion in the upcoming update may mean that the device would eventually fall obsolete. No less than Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) CEO Thorsten Heins broke the bad news during the device maker’s investor call. However, he did not disclose further details on the sudden changes in the company’s plans. But he simply blamed poor financial performance of the company for the decision. He reiterated BlackBerry’s current position to concentrate on its core products, which obviously do not include the tablet.

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