Featured Articles

Android Wear installed on 50-100k phones

Android Wear installed on 50-100k phones

Android Wear is a companion app that you need in order to run your new Android Wear watch.

More...
AMD launches 45W desktop Kaveri parts, finally

AMD launches 45W desktop Kaveri parts, finally

AMD has finally launched three 45W Kaveri SKUs, which were in the works for months. The three chips feature configurable TDP,…

More...
Desktop Broadwell LGA is Socket 1150

Desktop Broadwell LGA is Socket 1150

Broadwell was supposed to come in 2014 and it will ship in the last quarter of this year for detachable thin…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 13 August 2012 09:11

RIM flogs family silver

Written by Nick Farrell



We need the readies


Troubled mobile phone outfit RIM has started flogging the family silver as it tries to make ends meet.

According to Reuters the company is selling cloud services provider NewBay and some of the other minor assets it recently acquired, as part of a strategic review process. NewBay makes photo, video, and social-networking tools for smartphones and computers. RIM bought the company in October 2011 for $100 million, as it tried to come up with a new strategy to stem its steady decline.

At the time the acquisition of NewBay in Dublin, Ireland, was a heralded as a glorious plan to help RIM alter its course and boost service revenue by having carriers use its services for messaging, content delivery and analytics on all smartphones. When RIM bought the company, NewBay had more than 80 million subscribers who used it to deliver content to mobile phones, personal computers and tablets.

RIM's new CEO Thorsten Heins has decided to bet the farm on a new line-up of devices that run on RIM's new BB10 operating system, in the first-quarter of 2013.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments