According to a shocking revelation, BlackBerry (previously Research In Motion or RIM) has announced that Sunil Dutt, India Managing Director has resigned from the company. He left the company with immediate effect. Sunil Dutt had joined BlackBerry in 2011.
Varghese Thomas, Corporate Communications Director at BlackBerry India said, “In the interim, Rick Costanzo, Executive Vice President for global sales, will take over the leadership of the team in India and the company has started searching for a new sales lead as soon as possible.”
Varghese further added, “Sunil Dutt has left his position as managing director, BlackBerry India, with immediate effect. We wish Sunil well for the future. India is an extremely important market for BlackBerry and our aim is to continue to build on our recent momentum with the launch of BlackBerry 10”.
It is worth noticing here that Sunil is an industry veteran with 27 years of work experience in different firms. Prior to RIM, Sunil was leading HP’s PC group. Before that Sunil had served other companies including Samsung India Electronics Ltd, Nokia India Pvt Ltd, Whirlpool India Ltd, Wipro Limited and Philips India…..See More
RIM(NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) has launched BlackBerry 10 platform that creates a new and unique mobile computing experience. Available on two new LTE-enabled smartphones, the BlackBerry Z10 (all-touch) and BlackBerry Q10 (touch with physical keyboard) smartphones powered by BlackBerry 10 offer you a faster, smarter and smoother experience than any other BlackBerry you have used before.
BlackBerry has unveiled the new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones at events held simultaneously in New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Dubai, and Johannesburg.
“We are thrilled to be introducing BlackBerry 10 on the new BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 smartphones, to deliver a faster, smarter experience that continuously adapts to your needs. Every feature, every gesture, and every detail in BlackBerry 10 is designed to keep you moving,” said Thorsten Heins, President & CEO, BlackBerry.…..See More
Amidst reported talks of acquisition of some firms including Canadian smartphone maker RIM by PC manufacturer Lenovo, the Chinese company has said it is on its way to explore possibilities in the direction. “However, we will never depend on acquisition,” said Wong Wai Ming, Senior Vice-President & Chief Financial Officer, Lenovo Group.
India remains high in Lenovo’s scheme of things. Commenting on the year gone by, Amar Babu, Managing Director, Lenovo India, said, “The year 2012 marked a series of milestones for us – our Protect & Attack strategy, which refers to securing our leadership in our core businesses, while attacking newer opportunities, ensured that our overall profitability was not compromised in the run for market share. We will continue to invest in the India business, and I am confident that we will sustain this momentum in the years to come.”
Meanwhile, Lenovo has reported a quarterly profit of $204.9 million for the third quarter ended December 2012, up 30 per cent from $154 million in the corresponding period previous year…..See More
GETIT Infoservices has announced that they are working together with Research In Motion (RIM) to market BlackBerry enterprise solutions (BES) to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in India. The association will help RIM market its BlackBerry enterprise solutions for SMEs through GETIT’s strong field force, and will initially target companies in Bangalore and Delhi, with other cities in India in 2013. GETIT will market RIM’s Enterprise Mobility Solutions including BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express, which is available for free and features no software licence fees or additional per user licence fees.
Sidharth Gupta, CEO, GETIT Infoservices Pvt. Ltd, said, “Today, most businesses use emails extensively, especially through mobile devices, and the partnership with RIM(NASDAQ) will help our customers tremendously with enhanced mobile productivity. We work extensively with our SME customers across the country and see strong benefits for them with BlackBerry solutions….See More
Research In Motion (RIM) has announced its first simultaneous Asia Pacific (APAC) wideHackathon – BlackBerry JamHack.
BlackBerry JamHack is scheduled to take place in ten different cities across APAC over two consecutive weekends. Winning teams from each city will then have the opportunity to represent their country at the JamHack finals that will take place at BlackBerry Jam Asia on 29th-30th November 2012….See More
Considering the popularity of photography, Research In Motion (RIM) has rolled out various smartphone apps, specifically aimed to make Photography Day memorable not just for professionals, but also amateur photographers.
Ghost Camera app captures ghosts with the user’s camera just for fun. Photo Port app for BlackBerry PlayBook is an online group-based photo collaboration tool for events, places, and common interests whereas, PhotoFunia app finds the face in the user’s photo and integrates it with the scene of their choice.
Photo Studio Pro Limited Edition app helps user edit their photo and directly share them from photo studio and supports various languages. LensBoost app is the photo filtering app for the BlackBerry Smartphone that has been updated. One can add vintage/retro Filters, Frames, and Overlays to their photos with LensBoost.
Liquid-Photo for BlackBerry PlayBook Turn user’s BlackBerry PlayBook into a liquid photo slide show. This app includes Complete Photo Browser and can create rain effect over top of your image slide show and comes with In-App Camera control.
Color Splasher smartphone app allows one to convert an image to black and white and then add color back to selected areas. Photo Studio for BlackBerry app is capable of editing photos with the help of mix operations, frames and effects whereas, Photo Editor Extreme app records the happy moments, edit, adjust, crop and rotate the picture and share them.
InstaPhoto for BlackBerry allows user to choose from a library of 25 preset photo effects just like Instagram. Alongside the standard photo effects, InstaPhoto also features photo effects such as a retro-styled poster with radiant rays fanning out and simulates the photo effect of tilt shift.
PicStory app creates a story in users photos and shares them on their BBM Profile Social Platform whereas, MMMOOO Gif enables user to DIY the most funny/amazing gif animation pic. Photo Notes app simplifies communication by equipping user to add a caption or other information to any photo in your file.
BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour was held in the capital today. This event was dedicated to providing the app developer community with insights on the BlackBerry 10 platform; its strengths, the vision, and how developers can make apps that stand out to app-hungry BlackBerry users.
“BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour will give us the opportunity to engage directly with BlackBerry developers here in India. At the same time, to provide them with insights and support that will help developers to bring out the best apps to customers on the BlackBerry 10 platform,” said Sunil Dutt, MD, India, RIM.
Alec Saunders, VP Developer Relations, RIM, said, “There are many talented developers in India so we were pleased with the great start to the Asia leg of the BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour in Bangalore, and we’re keeping the momentum going here in Delhi. Our priority on the World Tour is to ensure our developer communities around the world have the resources and support they need to ready their apps for the launch of BlackBerry 10.”
Applications created with any of the BlackBerry 10 tools will run on BlackBerry 10 smartphones as well as BlackBerry PlayBook tablets when the new platform becomes available for the PlayBook.
Porsche Design and Research In Motion (RIM) have launched the new Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry in India. The new Porsche Design P’9981 comes with the latest BlackBerry OS and features a 1.2 GHz processor and Liquid Graphics technology, HD video recording, 24-bit high resolution graphics, advanced sensors enabling new augmented reality applications, and built-in support for NFC (Near Field Communications). It comes with 8 GB of on-board memory, expandable to up to 40 GB with a microSD card.
Dr. Juergen Gessler, CEO Porsche Design Group said, “The brand new P’9981 smartphone is a milestone product for Porsche Design. It is a representation of the iconic Porsche Design styling philosophy and RIM’s technology-driven focus, which combine to deliver engineered luxury and performance in a smartphone for the discerning consumer.”
Sunil Dutt, MD, India, Research In Motion said, “The Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry is a perfect culmination of style and functionality. The exceptional look and feel of this modern smartphone inspires and we are pleased to be launching the P’9981 in India.”
Just as a proof of how important the Indian market is for RIM, for the first time it announced a global launch of Blackberry Curve 9220 starting from the country. It has everything a user needs to stay socially connected throughout the day. It even features a dedicated BBM key, that makes it all the more easy to get access to BBM.
“India is a very important market for RIM and we are extremely proud and excited to officially unveil and launch Curve 9220 for the first time here in India,” said Carlo Chiarello, SVP, Smartphone Business, Research In Motion.
BlackBerry 7.0 OS supports the full complement of BB services and the smartphones built in Wi-Fi can provide smooth and fast internet browsing without incurring mobile data usage cost. It also includes built-in FM radio, which is based on the feedback from the consumers’ especially the Indian youth.
Research In Motion has released its BlackBerry Mobile Fusion software, which is said to enable companies to manage iOS and Android devices through the same servers used for BlackBerry smartphones and the Playbook tablet. That is believed to include configuring devices with email and calendar access, creating groups, establishing security policies, managing lost phones, controlling roaming to avoid pricey fees, and more.
RIM has claimed to offer a 60-day free trial for the new service and after that a Client Access License is supposed to cost $99 per user plus an additional $4 per user a month, with discounts available for bulk orders.