Archive for December, 2005

RIM 3Q Earnings Up on Subscriber Growth

Dec 21, 2005: 

Research in Motion Ltd., the Waterloo, Ontario-based maker of the Blackberry wireless messaging device, said earnings rose in the third quarter on strong subscriber growth and despite the impact of an ongoing patent dispute. Net income rose to $120.1 million, or 61 cents per share, from $90.4 million, or 46 cents per share. The latest […]

Caffeine Finder comes out of Beta

Dec 21, 2005: 

Greystripe, a creator of mobile local search applications, has launched Caffeine Finder, a free application for coffee lovers to find their next cup of coffee. Just one click from the BlackBerry handset immediately finds, maps, and lists the coffee shops nearest you, wherever you may be. Visit www.greystripe.com to register and to download […]

NTP Patents Likely To Get Rejected

Dec 21, 2005: 

The technology patents at the heart of an infringement lawsuit by NTP against Research In Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry wireless e-mail device, are likely to be struck down by the United States patent office, both companies said on Monday, a move that would be a setback for NTP.
The United States Patent and Trademark […]

Palm profit, revenue, shares jump

Dec 21, 2005: 

After Palm announced its eighth consecutive quarter of double-digit revenue growth, its shares shot up yesterday by more than 7% to $33.08 in after-hours trading on the Nasdaq. The company shipped more than one million Treos in the first half of its calendar 2006, which is almost as many as it shipped in its full […]

RIM To Report 3Q Earnings Today

Dec 21, 2005: 

Research In Motion Ltd., maker of the BlackBerry handheld device, reports its earnings for the fiscal third quarter after the closing bell Wednesday. The following is a summary of expectations and developments for the period.
EXPECTATIONS: Research In Motion estimated its quarterly profit between 62 cents and 68 cents per share, with sales ranging from $540 […]

Patent Abuse Article By Jim Balsillie

Dec 20, 2005: 

The following article is written by RIM’s co-CEO Jim Balsillie and was originally published in The Wall Street Journal:
The patent system is a complex and integral part of the U.S. economy. At the same time virtually all experts, including the Commissioner of the U.S. Patent Office (USPTO), agree that the system needs reform. As the […]

GoldenPalace.com Releases New Blackberry Games

Dec 20, 2005: 

GoldenPalaceMobile.com, the Internet’s #1 Casino, has released a new set of exciting games for your RIM Blackberry 7000 series device. A while back, we did a write-up on GoldenPalaceMobile.com’s BlackJack game for RIM Blackberry 7000 devices. At the time, we were quite satisfied with the graphics and game experience based on a real-time […]

Winner of Weekend Contest ‘RIM and The Media’

Dec 20, 2005: 

This weekend contest asked whether RIM’s non-disclosure stance was the proper way to handle their legal issues with NTP. Not long after we brought up that question, this week RIM came out fighting and took their message to the media. New announcements include, RIM will be reporting the details of the workaround, Balsillie accusing NTP […]

Balsillie: NTP abusing U.S. Patent System

Dec 20, 2005: 

Research In Motion took its high-stakes battle to protect its BlackBerry business to a new venue yesterday, with its chairman arguing through the media that adversary NTP Inc. has been abusing the U.S. patent system. RIM chairman and co-CEO Jim Balsillie said in an opinion article published in The Wall Street Journal that NTP “has […]