Blackberry officially adopts its iconic brand name (TelecomTiger)
Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has announced today that the Company’s shareholders have approved a special resolution to change the Company’s name from Research In Motion Limited to BlackBerry Limited at the Company’s annual and special meeting of shareholders held on July 9, 2013 (the “Meeting”). Articles of Amendment have been filed to effect the change immediately. The Company first announced that it would adopt the name of its revolutionary Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) smartphone on January 30, 2013. The move consolidates the Company’s brand into a single cohesive global presence. The Company has been trading as “BBRY” on the NASDAQ Stock Market and “BB” on the Toronto Stock Exchange since February 4, 2013.
Tidewell Moves from BlackBerry to Android (MobileEnterprise)
For Tidewell Hospice, an independent, not-for-profit organization in Florida, time is of the essence. Offering a home-based, total support system for those living with advanced illness, Tidewell helps more than 8,000 patients annually, all of whom have one year or less to live. …Initially a Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) shop, Tidewell had concerns about the changing mobile device landscape. Where was BlackBerry going? How long would they be around? Not certain about that platform’s future, and with an increased desire to leverage mobility based apps, Tidewell decided to slowly phase out Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) in favor of Android tablets and smartphones.
BlackBerry gives Indian government “lawful” access to user data (ITPro)
Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has ended its long-running dispute with the Indian government by allowing the country’s security services to track and intercept emails and messages sent over the company’s networks. According to a leaked document obtained by the Times Of India, the Indian government’s Department of Telecommunications said: “Baring a few minor points for improvement of viewers, the lawful interception system for Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) Services is ready for use.” The leaked document did not provide details of when the government would start intercepting messages. But security agencies will not be able to access emails sent through Blackberry’s corporate email service, but they will be provided with the identities of people using the service.
BlackBerry Said to Prepare for Departures as Goals Set (TheJakartaGlobe)
Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is preparing for an increase in executive departures as retention bonuses expire and Chief Executive Officer Thorsten Heins sets tougher targets that put managers’ jobs on the line, according to a person familiar with the Canadian smartphone maker’s plans. One-year incentive packages offered starting last July to help get the company’s new BlackBerry 10 phones and software built and delivered on time are expiring, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. Heins is also establishing goals for phone sales, subscriber growth and product development, the person said. Managers failing to meet the figures will face termination, the person said.
Leaked video of BlackBerry A10 surfaces on Facebook (ZeiBiz)
Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s new flagship smartphone A10 isn’t slated for release until fall but a Vietnamese electronics shop — ViVix Accessories via Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) — posted a video in what seems to be the A10. Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s new smartphone will not carry the Android OS, but the new BB10 software. Codenamed the Aristo, the video showcasing the A10 lasts 29 seconds and shows very close similarities to the BlackBerry Z10. The only two differences it seems to have compared to the Z10 are a larger screen and the two colors it will be available in (black and white).