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RIM, Samsung Sued For Emoticon Patent Infringement RIM, Samsung Sued For Emoticon Patent Infringement

Samsung and Research In Motion have been sued in federal court for violating a patent owned by Varia Holdings, LLC. The patent covers an “emoticon input method and apparatus.” The suits were filed separately on March 15th. Both are in …

What About BlackBerry Mobile Device Management? What About BlackBerry Mobile Device Management?

Research in Motion (RIM) has released a statement regarding their mobile device management solutions and where the company is headed in general. They seek to inform their consumers that they aren’t out of the game, but adapting and providing new …

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 …

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 …

Apple Outgrows Its Peers [Infographic] 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 …

Google’s Motorola Mobility Acquisition Approved By Justice Department Google’s Motorola Mobility Acquisition Approved By Justice Department
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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

CES 2012: RIM Shows Off New BlackBerry Phone And Tablet OS CES 2012: RIM Shows Off New BlackBerry Phone And Tablet OS

RIM has announced new versions of the operating systems for their BlackBerry phones and BlackBerry PlayBook today at CES. The company described the new software in dual press releases issued this morning. BlackBerry OS 7.1, which begins rolling out to …

Blackberry’s Newest Phone May Already Be a Bust Blackberry’s Newest Phone May Already Be a Bust

Blackberry has been on the ropes for some time. After almost single-handedly creating the smartphone industry (along with Palm) the company ruled the roost for several years, only to be upstaged dramatically by Apple’s iPhone, then by a spate of …

BBM Music Goes Live: It’s An Interesting Concept But… BBM Music Goes Live: It’s An Interesting Concept But…
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BBM Music, the music subscription service that uses BlackBerry Messenger, has moved out of beta and is now officially available for download for everyone in the U.S., Canada and Australia. If you haven’t heard of BBM Music, here’s how it …

HTC, Samsung Push Apple Aside HTC, Samsung Push Apple Aside

Perhaps the effects of the iPhone 4S won’t be felt until the 2012 estimates are factored in, but if the research offered by Canalys is to be believed, the number one smart phone provider in the United States is HTC. …