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Judges Say No To “CrackBerry”! Judges Say No To “CrackBerry”!
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Some Good news for BlackBerry branded product makers Research in Motion (RIM), the Trademark and trial appeal board has ruled that a gadget site cannot trademark the name, “CrackBerry”. Apparently, RIM requested that the trademark not be granted after the …

Recent Research: BlackBerry Is Out! Recent Research: BlackBerry Is Out!

Bad News for Research in Motion (RIM). A recent research report shows that 27% of RIM users have already replaced their BlackBerry devices or are on their way to doing so. Currently BlackBerry holds about a 70% rate for company-purchased …

Android Passes iOS In UK Market Share Android Passes iOS In UK Market Share
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A new study shows that Android has overtaken the iPhone as the most-used smartphone in the UK. Among smartphones in use by consumers on a daily basis – not just sales – Android has 36.9% of the market, compared to …

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Available For Download BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Available For Download
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In January we brought you news that Research In Motion was showing off the new BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 at CES. Well, it looks like the day PlayBook owners have long been waiting for has finally arrived. RIM has announced …

Foursquare For BlackBerry Gets “Explore” Improvements Foursquare For BlackBerry Gets “Explore” Improvements

Foursquare announced an update with some new features for its BlackBerry app today. The improvements mainly come to the “Explore” feature. “Every time you find a place with Explore, we find the right recommendations for you, based on where you’ve …

NOAA Switches From BlackBerry To iPhone, iPad NOAA Switches From BlackBerry To iPhone, iPad

Late last week we brought you news that energy giant Halliburton was dropping its support for the BlackBerry platform in favor of Apple’s iPhone and iPad. Now it seems that the beleaguered RIM is about to suffer another blow. The …

RIM Says BlackBerry App World More Profitable Than Android RIM Says BlackBerry App World More Profitable Than Android

Speaking at BlackBerry DevCon in Europe RIM’s Vice President for Developer Relations, Alec Saunders, had some interesting things to say about the BlackBerry App World. Saying that he wanted to “bust a few myths,” Saunders said that BlackBerry users download …

Halliburton Drops BlackBerry, Switches to iPhone Halliburton Drops BlackBerry, Switches to iPhone

In 2007 Research In Motion’s BlackBerry platform owned the mobile enterprise market. As the iPhone – and Google’s Android platform after it – have grown in popularity, RIM has steadily lost market share. With the help of a few bad …

UK Man Jailed For Inciting Riot Via Blackberry UK Man Jailed For Inciting Riot Via Blackberry

21 year old Sam Lowe plead guilty to charges of inciting violent disorder and has been jailed for 3.3 years by a UK court. Apparently, Lowe sent messages to 160 people last year as they gathered in Nottingham city centre …

Android Smartphones & iPhone Gain Market Share, Everyone Else Loses Android Smartphones & iPhone Gain Market Share, Everyone Else Loses
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Android’s market share grew 2.5% in the fourth quarter of 2011 to 47.3% of the smartphone market, according to data just released by comScore. In September Google’s operating system had 44.8% of the smartphone market. Smartphone users make up 40% …

First BlackBerry 10 Image Hits The Web First BlackBerry 10 Image Hits The Web

BlackBerry fans everywhere have been eagerly anticipating the new BlackBerry 10 smartphone since RIM announced the BlackBerry 10 operating system back in October. Now it looks like a photo of the phone may have been leaked. The above image was …

BlackBerry RunTime Brings Android Apps To PlayBook OS 2.0 BlackBerry RunTime Brings Android Apps To PlayBook OS 2.0
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Research In Motion, the embattled makers of BlackBerry, made news at CES earlier this month when the announced new operating systems for their BlackBerry phones and PlayBook tablet. One new feature that hasn’t gotten much attention is RunTime. RunTime allows …

RIM Introduces The Bold Team RIM Introduces The Bold Team
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RIM is not in good shape, and their latest move doesn’t make it any better. RIM’s new marketing strategy for BlackBerry, announced via their blog, is The Bold Team, a group of super heroes that personify BlackBerry users. Whether it’s …

Over A Third Of iPhone Buyers Switched From Android, BlackBerry Over A Third Of iPhone Buyers Switched From Android, BlackBerry

The iPhone 4S launch in October was met with high level of demand that has become customary for the launch of new Apple products. Of course, not all of those people lining up for new iPhones are current iPhone users, …

RIM’s New CEO May Be Willing To License BlackBerry OS RIM’s New CEO May Be Willing To License BlackBerry OS

Despite the competition between RIM and Apple, the two have always had one thing in common when it came to their smartphones. Both companies offered their phones as an integrated software/hardware platform. Unlike Google’s Android operating system, which is open …

iOS Beats BlackBerry Among IT Professionals iOS Beats BlackBerry Among IT Professionals

A recent survey of IT professionals shows that Apple’s iOS mobile operating system is more popular in the workplace than BlackBerry or Android. The survey polled 768 IT professionals in five countries – the US, the UK, Canada, Germany, and …

RIM Names Thorsten Heins New President And CEO RIM Names Thorsten Heins New President And CEO

Research In Motion, makers of BlackBerry, have announced that Thorsten Heins has been appointed the company’s new President and CEO. Heins replaces Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, who have served as co-chairs and co-CEOs for several years now. According to …

Delta Knows We Hate Delays and Love Twitter, Wi-Fi, & Facebook Delta Knows We Hate Delays and Love Twitter, Wi-Fi, & Facebook

I love to fly, but what I hate are the lines, the delays, and the impersonal service. To top it all off, on long flights, I feel like i’m in a time warp and out of touch with reality during …

General Electric and Apple General Electric and Apple
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General Electric is a company that has been around for 120 years and has a reputation synonomous with houshold appliances and lightbulbs. Executives at the company report that one of their largest challenges is convincing their workforce that they are …

RIM May Be Looking To Sell; Is Samsung Buying? RIM May Be Looking To Sell; Is Samsung Buying?
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To say that Research In Motion has been having a rough year would be putting it mildly. In fact, they’ve had several rough years in a row. BlackBerry’s market share has plummeted as the company has struggled and failed to …

E-reading Company Kobo Sold To Rakuten For $315 Million E-reading Company Kobo Sold To Rakuten For $315 Million

Kobo, makers of e-readers and e-reading apps, announced today that their sale to Rakuten has closed. Rakuten, based in Japan, is a major global marketplace, selling a wide variety of products around the world. The sale was first announced in …