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Topic: RIM

RIM sees PlayBook OS as 10-year future for smartphones, tablets

12/08/2010, 12:12 am

Research in Motion co-CEO Mike Lazaridis revealed Tuesday that the QNX-based BlackBerry Tablet OS in the upcoming PlayBook tablet will eventually make its way onto multi-core BlackBerry smartphones and different-sized tablets over the next ten years.

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Global mobile split between Apple's iOS and Symbian

12/01/2010, 02:12 pm

December began with an blizzard, dumping heavy and dense piles of StatCounter web analytics about mobile users, each offering an apparently contradictory look at which vendors were ahead in the race to blanket the world with mobile devices.

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Women want Apple's iPhone, men prefer Google Android, Nielsen finds

12/01/2010, 11:12 am

The iPhone and devices running Google Android are the most desired smartphones in the U.S., but men tend to prefer Android while women gravitate toward Apple's iOS, a new survey has found.

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RIM's BlackBerry overtakes Apple's iPhone in US browser usage

12/01/2010, 08:12 am

A new report shows that Research in Motion's BlackBerry platform overtook Apple's iOS in terms of U.S. mobile Internet usage in November.

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Apple iPhone user loyalty twice that of Android

11/29/2010, 03:11 am

A new survey by German market research firm GfK Group indicates that most smartphone users feel little loyalty to their device outside of Apple's iPhone, which commands more than twice the fidelity of Android devices or smartphones in general.

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Apple iPad widely expected to lead tablet disruption of PCs in 2011

11/27/2010, 03:11 pm

Reports from a variety of analysts predict a huge swell in tablet computer sales next year ranging from 35 to 100 million units in total, with Apple's iPad accounting for the largest number sold by far.

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RIM's PlayBook may undercut Apple iPad at $399 - report

11/24/2010, 02:11 pm

Research in Motion's initial entrance into the tablet market may prove aggressive with a rumored $399 starting price point for a contract-free PlayBook.

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Apple hiring members of rival RIM's enterprise sales team

11/23/2010, 05:11 pm

Apple's efforts to muscle its way into the corporate market with iPhones and iPads is getting an infusion of talent from Research In Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, with at least five employees making the switch in the last year and a half.

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St. Clair accuses Apple, RIM, HTC of patent infringement

11/23/2010, 01:11 pm

St. Clair Intellectual Property Consultants, a firm that sued Apple a year ago over camera-related patents, has filed a new suit in relation to patents it owns regarding power maintenance and processors.

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Apple, RIM rivalry heating up over apps, business

11/17/2010, 09:11 pm

Comments by Research in Motion's co-CEO disparaging Apple's app strategy at this week's Web 2.0 Summit reflect a growing rivalry between Apple and RIM, while reports of early commitments to the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet from corporations hint at the fierce competition to come over the corporate tablet market.

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RIM demonstrates PlayBook with faster Web browsing than Apple's iPad

11/16/2010, 04:11 pm

Research in Motion has offered a hands-on glimpse at its forthcoming 7-inch touchscreen tablet, the PlayBook, in a new video that shows the device offers Adobe Flash and has superior Web browsing speed to Apple's iPad.

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Review roundup: Samsung's Galaxy Tab, the iPad's first "real" competitor

11/11/2010, 02:11 am

Initial reviews of the Galaxy Tab, Samsung's answer to Apple's iPad, have been mostly positive, though some reviewers have taken issue with the pricing and stability of the new tablet device.

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RIM's PlayBook will take on Apple's iPad with a price under $500

11/10/2010, 11:11 am

When Research in Motion debuts its own touchscreen tablet, dubbed the Playbook, in early 2011, it will be sold at a sub-$500 price that has eluded other competitors of Apple's iPad.

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Gartner: Apple's 'stellar' 13.5M iPhone sales held back by supply issues

11/10/2010, 09:11 am

Though Apple's iPhone sales were "stellar" in the third quarter of 2010, Apple could have exceeded the record 13.5 million units it sold if more supply were available, research firm Gartner said Wednesday.

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Study says Apple's iPhone 4 most reliable, most fragile smartphone

11/10/2010, 01:11 am

A recent study of over 50,000 smartphones has concluded that Apple's iPhone has the fewest malfunctions, but is particularly at risk to accidental drop-related damage.

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Bank of America, Citigroup testing iPhone to replace BlackBerry [u]

11/05/2010, 05:11 pm

Two of America's largest banks are actively testing Apple's iPhone as a replacement of their existing RIM BlackBerry devices for corporate email.

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Brightcove adds support HTTP Live Streaming for Apple iOS devices

11/02/2010, 05:11 pm

Internet video host Brightcove, among the first to begin supporting iPhone-compatible H.264 video and HTML5, is now moving to support Apple's open HTTP Live Streaming format as well, hammering another nail into the coffin of Adobe Flash and Microsoft's Silverlight.

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Netbook demand sinks as 80% of tablet buyers want Apple's iPad

11/02/2010, 10:11 am

A new survey has found that consumer demand for low-cost, low-power netbooks remains low, as touchscreen tablets continue to gain popularity. And Apple's iPad still dominates mindshare, even as competitors like Samsung and Research in Motion tout their own tablets.

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Apple's iPhone tops US smartphone shipments, but Android devices take 44%

11/01/2010, 09:11 am

Apple's iPhone was the best-selling smartphone in the third quarter of 2010, taking 26.2 percent of the market, but the wide variety of handsets running Google's Android represented a commanding 43.6 percent.

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IDC: Apple passes RIM to become No. 4 global mobile phone vendor

10/29/2010, 02:10 am

A new IDC report shows strong iPhone sales have pushed Apple past Research in Motion, making the iPhone-maker the world's fourth-largest mobile phone seller in the third quarter of 2010.

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