All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘RIM’

Android Passes iOS In UK Market Share

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 28.5% for Apple’s iPhone. The survey data comes from Kantar WorldPanel ComTech and was published earlier today in The Guardian. …

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BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Available For Download

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 the release of BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0, the latest operating system for their BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. The new software brings a …

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Apple Outgrows Its Peers [Infographic]

A new infographic provided by Statista charts the growth of Apple in relation to other tech companies from the fourth quarter of 2011 versus the fourth quarter of 2010. A couple of interesting things to note from the data: Apple’s growth of 73%, compared to Microsoft’s 5%. Once up a time, that would have seemed like a joke. Apple had …

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Google’s Motorola Mobility Acquisition Approved By Justice Department

Earlier, we reported that Google had won approval from the European Commission for its $12.5 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility. Now, the United States Department of Justice has granted its approval as well. Now things should start getting interesting. The DoJ said it was closing its investigations into not only this acquisition, but also into Acquisitions by Apple, Microsoft and …

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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 U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is going to be dropping support for BlackBerry as well. According to an …

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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 over 6 million apps per day from BlackBerry’s app store. That translates to 174 million downloads a month, which translates …

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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 business decisions and some products that did not live up to their potential, RIM has reached the point where they …

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Android Smartphones & iPhone Gain Market Share, Everyone Else Loses

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% of the overall mobile phone market. Apple also grew in market share during the last quarter, and by nearly as …

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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 obtained by CrackBerry, and purports to be a photo of the BlackBerry London, the first “Superphone” to run the BlackBerry …

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BlackBerry RunTime Brings Android Apps To PlayBook OS 2.0

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 Android developers to repackage their apps so that they will run on the upcoming PlayBook OS 2.0 and the forthcoming …

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RIM Introduces The Bold Team

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 the determination to run in your first marathon or earn a degree, you proved to us that for you, 2012 …

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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 source and available to any manufacturer that wants it for free, BlackBerry and iOS software has only ever run on …

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