Research In Motion (RIM) is a Canadian company best known for developing the BlackBerry, which was the dominant popular smartphone until the advent of Apple’s iPhone in 2007. The iPhone quickly found favour with BlackBerry users, particularly in corporate circle, and competition intensified after the iPhone’s success inspired companies like Samsung Electronics to launch smartphones powered by Google’s Android operating system. In January 2013, RIM launched a comeback effort, with a new line of handsets, and changed its name to BlackBerry.


Your handset may be at risk from unsecured Wi-fi networks, apps that try to access your information or read your emails. These phones promise to ensure your privacy through data encryption, facial recognition and firewalls


With long battery life and up to 2TB of memory, the KeyOne is a good choice for those needing to work long hours on their phone, but stay away if you’re after a water-resistant, dual-SIM device with premium multimedia features


The new Nokia and BlackBerry phones shown at Mobile World Congress rely heavily on nostalgia and are aimed at niche markets; will that be enough to pull customers away from Apple, Samsung and the other big makers?

With a QWERTY keyboard that maker TCL’s Nicolas Zibell says is ‘tactile and with some new innovations’, and a leather back, latest BlackBerry Android offering certainly stands out from its metallic-slab smartphone rivals


Smartphone built by Canadian company’s Chinese partner TCL is smooth, slim and curvy, with fingerprint sensor and the top security features you expect from BlackBerry

Company chief executive’s assurance future outsourced handsets will have physical keyboard is good news for users who swear by its clickety clack despite BlackBerry’s efforts to wean them off it


Thorsten Heins, the president and chief executive of BlackBerry, recalls that a year ago, when he announced a delay in the introduction of a new line of phones, he was told his company was "finished". Not so, he argued then; give us time to get this thing right.

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Nokia is betting its partnership with corporate computing giant Microsoft will help it win business users, targeting BlackBerry's stronghold. Nokia's newest Lumia smartphones, including two introduced this week at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, run on Microsoft's operating system and come with Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

The device would cost 43,490 rupees (HK$6,220), according to a press release on Monday. Apple charges at least 45,000 rupees for an iPhone 5, while a Galaxy Note II from Samsung Electronics costs 35,600 rupees, according to the distributor's and the company's websites respectively.

BlackBerry, once lauded as a boardroom status symbol, is banking on its new operating system and two new smartphones to woo back users who have switched to trendier competitors.

BlackBerry launched its comeback effort yesterday with a revamped platform and a pair of sleek new handsets, along with a company name change as part of a move to reinvent the smartphone maker.