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RIM falls after results, concerns about margins

Research In Motion (RIM) fell nearly 23% on Nasdaq on Friday, analysts fear that the announced changes in its pricing model for services does not affect the margins of Blackberry manufacturer.
Thursday after announcing the first drop its subscriber base since its inception, the Canadian group said he would establish a more flexible pricing policy for its services.
A Toronto, it fell from 22.2% to 10.86 Canadian dollars.
RIM, which published its findings Thursday evening, must implement its new commercial policy simultaneously highly anticipated launch of its new range of “smartphones” BB10, scheduled for January 30.
success of this new Blackberry is considered essential for the future of the group, which has lost a lot of ground to rivals such as Apple and Samsung in recent years.
spite of the attempts of Friday CEO of RIM, Thorsten Heins, to reassure investors, analysts have revised down their price targets after the announcement, some fearing that RIM becomes a producer of most mobile devices, without a real “ecosystem” services, an economic model considered more profitable.
” It is likely that the future will depend on the relative success of RIM’s Blackberry 10, the long-awaited upgraded version of the Blackberry family, “said Charlie Wolf, an analyst at Needham.
RIM on Thursday posted a smaller loss than expected for the heavy third quarter of $ 114 million (86.18 million euros), or 22 cents per share, excluding items, while analysts expected a loss of 35 cents, according to Thomson Reuters consensus I / B / E / S .

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Wall Street rises but RIM Plunges

The U.S. places ended slightly higher Friday. But Research in Motion, the Canadian manufacturer of BlackBerry, ends in free fall.

After four consecutive sessions of gains, Wall Street has once again finished in the green Friday when finance ministers of the euro zone meet in Poland to discuss the crisis of sovereign debt. Invited to this meeting, Timothy Geithner, U.S. Treasury Secretary, called on Europeans to stop the “loose talk” about a possible breakup of the euro. Thursday, U.S. markets jumped after the concerted action of major central banks to inject liquidity.

At the close, the Dow rose 0.66% to 11,509 points, the S & P 500 gained 0.57% to 1216 points and the Nasdaq 0.58% to 2,622 wins points.

As for values, Research in Motion plunged from 18.99% to 23.93 dollars. The Canadian manufacturer of BlackBerry has reported very disappointing results in the second quarter. Its net income plunged to $ 329 million over the period. Per share, this represents 80 cents, where markets were betting on 88 cents. The turnover stood at 4.2 billion dollars against 4.5 billion consensus. The group including many fewer copies sold of his playbook tablet expected. And its forecast for the current quarter were also disappointed.

RIM buys mobile social game developer

Research In Motion (RIM), maker of the BlackBerry, has bought the German company Scoreloop in order to develop more applications for its gaming devices.RIM said Tuesday on its blog that developers Scoreloop, which specializes in designing games for mobile phones, would help lead his team to play on the Blackberry to a new level of socialization.

The amount of the sale was not disclosed.Headquartered in Munich, Scoreloop has established an “ecosystem” of games that aims to create communities of players and generating revenues.Its products allow programmers to establish connections between games and social media through virtual currencies, banners and international advertising.

RIM competes with Apple for several months, including the very propulaire iPad is a direct competitor of the Tablet PC Playbook Canadian company based in Waterloo, Ontario.On Monday, Apple announced the launch of IMessage iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, a direct mail system heavily inspired by the Messenger program available on BlackBerry

RIM buys mobile social game developer

RIM buys mobile social game developer

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