Research In Motion is no more
BlackBerry’s AGM on 9th July saw the company changing its name formally from Research In Motion to BlackBerry.
The planned name change was first announced in January this year.
Research In Motion, which will officially be called Blackberry after next month’s AGM, has announced results for the first quarter of its current financial year.
The figures, which cover the period until 1st June 2013, showed a net loss of $84 million; a dramatic drop from the previous quarter’s $98 million profit.
BlackBerry has reported results for the final quarter of its financial year, which ended on 2nd March 2013.
Revenue for Q4 was down 36% year-on-year to $2.7 billion (£1.8 billion), although quarterly income reached $98 million; a dramatic change from the $125 million loss announced for Q4 2012.
BlackBerry has appointed two of the mobile industry’s best-known names to its board of directors.
They’re Dick Lynch, former Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer of Verizon Communications, and Bert Nordberg, the former CEO of Sony Ericsson.
Podcast - 6th February 2013
We start this week's podcast by talking about the launch of BlackBerry 10 before moving on to discuss a 4G promise from Three UK.
The numerical theme continues with the Microsoft 4Afrika project, a handful of quarterly results and some investment news. Plus there’s worrying new malware and a curious Apple trademark application.