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BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Studio Service Pack Update Now Available

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RIM’s mobile device management suite BlackBerry Mobile Fusion got treated to a service pack update. The update includes support for iPhone 5, streamlines error messages and more.
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BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 Consolidates Enterprise Offerings and Supports More Devices

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BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 is a consolidation of several services including mobile device management, enterprise mobility management and features a web-based console for administration. Compatible with your existing BlackBerry Enterprise Server (5.0.3 and above), BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 supports several classes of smartphone and tablet making it perfect for the modern BYOD deployment.
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Blaq Twitter Client for Playbook Updated to 1.8.4.1836

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Blaq for BlackBerry 10 predecessor the Playbook OS has been updated recently. The favourite 3rd party Twitter client of many Playbook users, Kisai Labs’ Blaq is gaining popularity with every update.
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RIM Appoints New Chief Operating Officer and Chief Marketing Officer

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RIM has announced the hiring of two new members of their executive team. The new COO Kristian Tear joins RIM from Sony Mobile Communications and the new CMO Frank Boulben who has held positions in both Vodafone and Orange.
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BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Client for iOS and Android Launches

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RIM’s multiplatform smartphone management tool for enterprise: BlackBerry Mobile Fusion has launched on both the iOS App Store and Android Play. With its web interface, you can audit, provision, and protect a diverse mobile deployment.
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RIM’s Management Changes Are For the Best

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It seems that every time the blogosphere catches wind of a management change, either the post is written as “another nail in the coffin for RIM” or the post follows a series of “bye bye RIM” comments. There doesn’t seem to be much talk around the fact that management changes are a) normal in a large company b) most likely motivated by career advancement and not company stock price and c) good for bringing new blood to the company. Here are some RIM management change stories that have been coming up:

Did RIM lose its BlackBerry software boss just ahead of QNX transition? – Yes, it makes sense that a company transitioning to an entirely new platform would lose its VP of Handheld Software. The handheld software is what everyone has been complaining about so it’s not such a bad thing that the VP is out.

RIM loses BlackBerry PlayBook product manager to Samsung – The PlayBook was announced early, delayed and eventually came out lacking features that garnered it pretty harsh initial reviews. Is losing the PlayBook’s product manager therefore a bad thing? Probably not.

RIM Marketer Joins a Rival and RIM CMO Out on Eve of Playbook Tablet Launch – RIM’s marketing team is constantly getting criticized because they couldn’t convey the right messages about the BlackBerry Platform. To this day, you still find people who own a BlackBerry and have no idea it runs apps. We should be happy the marketing team is getting new leadership.

Research In Motion Announces Retirement of Don Morrison – The COO has probably made a lot of money in his years at RIM and would rather spend his time in the Muskokas.

Research In Motion Provides Management Update and Details On Cost Optimization Program – The only troubling thing here is that it seems like the same old guys are just moving up a rank or expanding their duties. It doesn’t seem like much has changed really.
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