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RIM reaches settlement agreement in backdating case

The Ontario Securities Commission held a closed hearing today to consider the terms of a settlement agreement reached with Research In Motion in a case involving the backdating of the company's stock

Report: Dell may launch smartphone next month

Dell will soon enter the smartphone market, perhaps as early as next month, bringing to a head rumors that had been swirling around the computer maker for more than a year, according to a report in

Verizon: 1M BlackBerry Storms sold

Verizon Wireless says it sold 1 million Research In Motion BlackBerry Storm touchscreen devices since it launched Nov. 21. When the carrier announced its forth quarter earnings yesterday there was no

RIM's publicity is priceless; Will it weather the Storm?

Research in Motion executives have to be downright giddy now that President Obama won his battle to keep his BlackBerry. That kind of publicity is worth millions, and RIM is getting it for free. And

VeriSign buys Certicom for $73 Million

Certicom agreed to be acquired by VeriSign less than a week after Research In Motion ended its hostile takeover bid for the company, which specializes in wireless VPN security and encryption. The

RIM executives could pay $79M fine in backdating controversy

The Ontario Securities Commission is seeking to levy a record fine that may be as high as $79 million against Research In Motion executives for their role in a stock-option backdating controversy

RIM ends bid for Certicom

Research In Motion dropped its $1.19-per-share offer for Certicom, ending a bitter hostile takeover bid that began in early December. Saying that its offer could "no longer be satisfied" because of a

T-Mobile to launch BlackBerry Curve 8900

T-Mobile USA will launch Research In Motion's BlackBerry Curve 8900 in February, further strengthening its smartphone lineup in 2009. The quad-band global phone has a full QWERTY keyboard and

RIM sues Motorola for blocking hirings

Research In Motion filed a lawsuit against Motorola in a Chicago court on Wednesday, arguing that Motorola is improperly blocking RIM from hiring recently fired Motorola workers. In September,

2008 Year in Review: The launch of Android and the open-source operating system wars

The news: As this timeline makes plain, the open-source, Linux-based Android operating system from Google got kick-started back in 2007. When Google announced the OS, it also launched what it called