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rim

1. the peripheral part of a wheel, to which the tyre is attached
2. Basketball the hoop from which the net is suspended

rim

[rim]
(design engineering)
The outer part of a wheel, usually connected to the hub by spokes.
An outer edge or border, sometimes raised or projecting.

rim

1. The border or outer edge of anything which is circular or continuously curved.
2. Descriptive of any finish hardware which is designed for application to the face of a door or window, rather than for mortising.

RIM

(1) (Research In Motion Limited, Waterloo, Ontario, www.rim.com) The former name of BlackBerry. Established in 1984, RIM changed its name to BlackBerry in January 2013 when it introduced the BlackBerry 10 smartphone. See BlackBerry and BlackBerry 10.

(2) (Rambus Inline Memory module) See RDRAM.
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Lehnertz said, We are working in partnership with our North Rim concessioners, Forever Resorts and Grand Canyon Trail Rides, as well as partners such as the Grand Canyon Association, to determine an appropriate operating strategy without the availability of pumped water to the area.
By creating synergies between RIM and the big data program staff and integrating RIM principles into all processes that "touch" data, organizations can forge and maintain a sustainable path to the information governance (IG) needed to ensure high-value data.
"As part of our research for a newly published profile on RIM's smart device strategy, it became clear to us that RIM's intention for BlackBerry 10 is to be 'the best BlackBerry for BlackBerry users' rather than something that will necessarily win converts from other platforms," he said.
RIM finishes at the third position in the smartphone market share list.
Given the quarterly results, he said the earnings numbers "seem to suggest RIM can easily hold on until BlackBerry 10 is here."
"RIM has worked hard for many years to independently develop its leading-edge BlackBerry technology and industry-leading intellectual property portfolio, and RIM does not believe that the Mformation patent in question is valid," said the company.
In its verdict, the jury directed RIM to pay an eight-dollar royalty for every mobile device in the United States connected to a BlackBerry enterprise server.
The RIM centre is considered to be a part of some deal between the Indian government and RIM.
December 2009: Market data from IDC showed that RIM had a very strong overall year in 2009, increasing its overall share of the global smartphone market to 19.8 per cent from the 15.6 per cent share it held in 2008.
"RIM maintains a consistent global standard for lawful access requirements that does not include special deals for specific countries," RIM said.
But the high-profile launch failed to drum up even a hint of the excitement generated by Apple launches and no one lined up for hours at a flagship store -- RIM doesn t even have one.
All BlackBerry traffic runs through RIM data centers, which help manage the devices.