RIM Ready To Help UK Police In Tracking Rioters

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion(RIM) has offered to assist UK Police in tracking down rioters after riots broke out in London and other cities. Officially, RIM has not disclosed how it will help cops but we are pretty sure that this assistance will involve access to its BlackBerry Messenger service.

The riots broke out in London after police officers shot a black resident by the name of Mark Duggan, who was a suspect in a gun violence investigation.

People gathered to lead a peaceful march from Broadwater Farm to Tottenham police station demanding justice for Duggan family. The violence broke out after an alleged heated argument between a teenager and a police officer took place.

This offer by RIM is a genuine thing done by the Canadian giant in this situation. It will reduce the time to track down rioters and looters who wreaked havoc in London.

We at Technogazette strongly condemn any act of violence like this. It just shows that how short tempered people have become in this era.

People forgot the real cause of their march which was to demand justice for Duggan family. But justice cannot be achieved by looting and damaging property of innocent people. Protesters should have thought that someone lost a husband, a father, a son and a brother and by committing such cowardly thing, they were tarnishing his memory.

Our prayers are with Duggan family and everyone who suffered any kind of loss in these riots.

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BlackBerry Manufacturer RIM To Fire 2000 Employees

Research In Motion(RIM), the maker of the famous BlackBerry phone has announced that it will cut down 2000 jobs and its Chief Operating Officer may get retired in a near future. The announcement was made earlier today.

RIM’s main product, the BlackBerry is facing a tough competition from Android, Apple’s iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S II. Its sales have gone down since the launch of these products.

The affected employees will be notified as soon as possible. These layoffs, though not unexpected, will cut down the total force of the company by 10% and that will make quite a difference.

No doubt that BlackBerry phones are a status symbol but their sales are not in a competition with that of Android phones and the iPhone. Recently, Apple Inc. announced its second quarter sells which was around 20.3 million. Blackberry sold nearly 13.2 million units during that period. So clearly, BlackBerry is not in a direct competition with the iPhone,

RIM’s Chief Operating Officer Don Morrison is currently on medical leave and it is believed that he will retire soon. RIM has already announced his successors as Thorsten Heins and Jim Rowan, who will share COO duties.

It is sad that such a remarkable phone is losing its charm but in today’s competitive world, if you don’t change with the need of the hour, you soon get forgotten.

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