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Consumer Reports Gives iPhone 4 a Thumbs Down

Today, Consumer Reports called it "official". The iPhone 4 has reception problems. The organization says it reached the conclusion after testing three iPhone 4s purchased from separate retailers, in a controlled environment.

Smartphones Driving Mobile Recovery
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The global mobile phone market grew 21.7 percent in the first quarter of 2010, a strong rebound over the first quarter of 2009, according to the latest report from IDC.

Vendors shipped 294.9 million units in the first quarter of 2010 compared to 242.4 million units a year earlier.

Smartphones and a recovering traditional mobile phone category helped the market avoid a repeat of Q109, when the market dove 16.6 percent during the recession.

Official Twitter App for Blackberry Launched
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Twitter just announced that RIM has launched its official BlackBerry Twitter app. The two companies have worked closely together to create it.

Here’s what it looks like:

Twitter Blackberry app

Features include:

PayPal Launches Send Money App for BlackBerry Devices

PayPal has launched a new "Send Money" app for BlackBerry. It is now available for free via the BlackBerry App World.

"Have you ever gone to lunch with friends and forgotten your wallet, but remembered your BlackBerry? Well you longer have to be the friend who is constantly borrowing cash," says Eric Duprat from the PayPal Mobile team.

The app lets users quickly send money to people around the world – anyone in their contact list.

Free App: TiVo for BlackBerry
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Do you have a TiVo DVR hooked up in your living room? Do you have a BlackBerry? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then you’ll probably be interested in this new app. TiVo and RIM, the BlackBerry maker, have unveiled a free app that will allow people to control their TiVos from their BlackBerry.

Flash 10 Coming for Most Smartphones… Except the iPhone & Blackberry
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Near the end Adobe’s latest financial results presentation they discussed some upcoming Flash Platform advances. Adobe said they planned on releasing Flash 10 for smartphones at their MAX conference in October.

Adobe’s Max conference runs from October 4th through October 7th, so we can expect the release sometime between those dates.

Global Smartphone Sales Up In 2008

In the fourth quarter of 2008, global sales of smartphones reached 38.1 million units, an increase of 3.7 percent over the fourth quarter of 2007, according to Gartner.

Worldwide sales of smartphone for 2008 reached 139.3 million, up 13.9 percent compared to 2007.

Top Five Blackberry Storm Reviews
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The new BlackBerry storm mobile device hit store shelves on Friday and sold over 100,000 units over the weekend according to InformationWeek. Not all of us are so eager to plop down our hard earned money without getting to know a device a little better though. Thankfully, there are plenty of people to review it and give us walkthroughs of the device’s capabilities, five of which are the subjects of this article.

RIM, Motorola Fight Over Patents
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Lawsuit versus lawsuit now defines the relationship between Research In Motion and Motorola, as each chafes at paying the other to use certain technologies.

Visto Hammers Seven And Sues RIM

Wireless email provider Visto prevailed in a patent infringement suit against Yahoo and Sprint partner Seven Networks; Visto’s attorneys celebrated by filing a lawsuit against BlackBerry maker Research In Motion.

RIM Jams Yahoo Into BlackBerry
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Yahoo achieved a place in the pockets of millions of BlackBerry users in 60 countries through a new deal with Research In Motion.

No Injunction Against RIM, BlackBerry For Now

US District Court Judge James Spencer declined to issue an immediate injunction that could have disrupted millions of BlackBerry users’ service.

Palm Connects With RIM On Email

A deal between the two rivals for the handheld device market has replaced their ongoing battle for customers.

Intel Finds Hermon A Home With RIM

Everyone’s favorite push email devices from Research In Motion will contain Intel’s XScale platform.

RIM Gets Favorable Court Ruling

A federal appeals court has overturned some findings in the Eastern District of Virginia Court’s December ruling against Blackberry maker Research In Motion.

Good Expansion Of Wireless Email Support Bad For RIM

Helped by its acquisition of JP Mobile, Good Technology will work on extending its Exchange support to Domino and Groupwise.

RIM Asks For Motion In UK Patent Case

A claim filed by a Luxembourg company against RIM partner T-Mobile in German court seeks to block BlackBerry sales.

RIM May Have Workaround For NTP Patents

The maker of the BlackBerry messaging device, in an impasse with a patentholder over licensing, finds another solution.

RIM Settlement With NTP Falls Through

After more than three years, the ongoing battle between the BlackBerry maker and a patent holder continues.

Microsoft To Give RIM The Netscape Treatment

Steve Ballmer announces new features for Windows Mobile 5.0 that will support wireless options in Exchange Server 2003 SP2.

Cingular Adds RIM Rival Offering

A deal with Good Technologies will provide that service’s push e-mail alongside Cingular’s existing BlackBerry offering.