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Openwave sues Apple over iPhone, iPad mobile connectivity

08/31/2011, 02:08 pm

Openwave Systems has accused Apple in a new lawsuit of violating patents related to mobile device connectivity with its iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Non-iPad tablet makers expected to slash prices to move inventory overstock

08/15/2011, 11:08 pm

Faced with growing inventory due to sluggish sales, the makers of tablets competing with Apple's iPad are said to continue to cut prices in order to reduce losses, potentially sparking an industry-wide price war, according to a new report.

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Sprint abandons plans to sell 4G BlackBerry PlayBook tablet after weak demand

08/12/2011, 08:08 pm

Sprint Nextel announced on Friday that it has scrapped plans to sell a 4G WiMax version of Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet after the device failed to generate sufficient interest.

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iPad challengers seen as having better chance in Europe - report

08/09/2011, 02:08 am

A new analysis claims tablet makers looking to compete with the iPad in the market may stand a better chance in Europe, though pricing could be an issue for Apple's rivals.

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iPad competitors still can't match Apple's design efficiencies

08/02/2011, 04:08 pm

As hardware makers struggle to compete with the iPad in terms of sales, they also can't match Apple's design efficiency, which helps to keep the iPad's costs down, one analysis has found.

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RIM rumored to cease production of 'weak' selling Wi-Fi PlayBook [u]

07/18/2011, 03:07 pm

Only a few months after it first went on sale, the Wi-Fi-only model of Research in Motion's PlayBook touchscreen tablet is rumored to be discontinued, as it has failed to compete with Apple's market leading iPad. [Updated with response from RIM]

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Apple's iPad commands 1% of all web traffic after just one year

07/04/2011, 07:07 pm

A new report indicates the iPad now holds a 1 percent share of global web browsing, more than 50 times greater than its closest competitor.

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JP Morgan: Apple's iPad rivals reduce build plans after 'early dose of reality'

06/01/2011, 03:06 am

A new investor report from J.P. Morgan on Wednesday indicates that Apple's competitors in the tablet market have reduced their build plans after receiving an "early dose of reality" in the form of lackluster sales.

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As RIM continues to fall behind Apple, investors call for ouster of co-CEOs

05/30/2011, 11:05 am

With Apple's iPhone now significantly outperforming Research in Motion's BlackBerry line and the company struggling to respond, some investors have called for a change in leadership at the Canadian smartphone maker.

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RIM recalls 1,000 PlayBooks, Nvidia CEO explains slow Android tablet sales

05/16/2011, 08:05 am

Research in Motion has recalled about 1,000 defective units of its new PlayBook tablet, though most had not yet been sold to users. And in an interview, Nvidia's CEO provided a number of reasons why Android-based tablets aren't selling well yet.

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Previous-gen Apple iPad, iPhone 3GS often outsell new Android devices

05/09/2011, 09:05 am

Older Apple iOS products sold at a discounted price, like the iPhone 3GS and first-generation iPad, are often more popular than newer devices running the Google Android operating system, a new report claims.

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RIM, Motorola post dismal figures for their iPhone, iPad competitors

04/28/2011, 07:04 pm

RIM and Motorola both published sales figures for their iPhone and iPad competitors that establish a huge gulf between demand for Apple's products and competitors'.

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RIM PlayBook launch disappoints; Intel earnings soar

04/19/2011, 11:04 pm

Research in Motion's lackluster launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet spooked investors on Tuesday. Meanwhile, record earnings bolstered Intel's confidence in continued growth of the PC market, even as CEO Paul Otellini admitted that tablets like Apple's iPad had cannibalized PC sales "a little bit."

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Briefly: RIM defends PlayBook; It Gets Better employee video; white iPhone 4

04/14/2011, 11:04 pm

Research in Motion executives spoke out in defense of the BlackBerry PlayBook, calling it "superior," while Apple employees from the LGBT community have posted a video for the It Gets Better project. Finally, Apple has again confirmed that the white iPhone 4 will launch this spring.

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Review roundup: BlackBerry PlayBook a promising start, but not quite finished

04/13/2011, 11:04 pm

Ahead of the Apr. 19 launch of Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook, the first reviews have appeared, with reviewers recommending that consumers hold off on purchasing the 7-inch tablet due to the "rushed to market" feel of the device.

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Gartner sees Apple's iPad dominating tablet market through 2015

04/11/2011, 10:04 am

Research firm Gartner sees Apple's iPad controlling the lion's share of the tablet market for the next three years, and remaining the top mobile platform in terms of sales through at least 2015.

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'Unstable performance' of Android 3.0 seen as benefit to Apple's iPad

04/08/2011, 03:04 pm

Tablet makers who craft their own mobile operating system -- particularly Apple and its iOS -- stand to gain from the "unstable performance" of Google's tablet-centric Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb.

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Apple reportedly caused display shortage that delayed RIM PlayBook 1 month

04/07/2011, 01:04 am

A new report out of the Far East suggests that a one month delay to Research in Motion's PlayBook tablet may have been a result of Apple booking up most of the available touch panel production capacity.

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RIM adds Android OS 2.3 app support to Playbook

03/24/2011, 08:03 pm

BlackBerry vendor RIM worked to distract from its weak future guidance by announcing that its upcoming Playbook tablet will indeed run Android 2.3 apps as was previously rumored.

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RIM's iPad-competing BlackBerry PlayBook will launch for $499 on April 19

03/22/2011, 08:03 am

Research in Motion on Tuesday announced the details for the launch of its BlackBerry PlayBook 7-inch touchscreen tablet, set to arrive on April 19 for a $499 starting price that matches Apple's iPad.

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