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Topic: RIM

RIM not leaving consumer market despite dismal earnings

03/30/2012, 06:03 pm

After releasing a bleak quarterly earnings report, embattled BlackBerry maker Research in Motion on Friday clarified that it will not pull out of the consumer sector, and will continue its new strategy of targeting more specific audiences .

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ETSI postpones nano-SIM vote as battle rages on between Apple and Nokia

03/30/2012, 08:03 am

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute will not hold a vote today on a new nano-SIM standard, as two competing camps led by Apple and Nokia have not been able to come to terms.

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RIM claims Apple using proxy votes to win nano-SIM standard

03/29/2012, 06:03 pm

In a letter sent to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute on Thursday, RIM alleges that Apple is trying to sway the nano-SIM standard vote by having company representatives change their affiliation to cast proxy votes.

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RIM announces Q4 revenues miss, top executives leaving company

03/29/2012, 05:03 pm

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion halted stock trades before announcing a billion dollar sequential drop in quarterly revenues substantially below its guidance on shipments of 11.1 million smartphones and a half million PlayBook tablets.

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iPhone closes in on Android in growing U.S. smartphone market

03/29/2012, 05:03 pm

As of February, smartphone users accounted for nearly half of all wireless subscribers in the U.S., and Apple's iPhone adoption rate saw growth while Android handset activations slipped.

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Apple, Samsung & Sony sued over graphics processing patent

03/27/2012, 11:03 am

A patent holder has taken aim at Apple along with Samsung, Sony and others for allegedly infringing upon inventions related to graphics processing.

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Apple nano-SIM prototype pictured ahead of ETSI decision

03/26/2012, 08:03 pm

Proposals for the future nano-SIM format were revealed on Monday, just days before the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is scheduled to vote on designs presented by Apple, Nokia and RIM.

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RIM hiring iOS developers for enterprise apps [u]

03/22/2012, 05:03 pm

A job listing that appeared on Research in Motion's website reveals that the BlackBerry maker is looking to hire developers for an undisclosed iOS enterprise app to be distributed through Apple's App Store.

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Apple's iPhone tops BlackBerry in RIM's home of Canada for first time

03/22/2012, 09:03 am

Last year marked the first time ever that Apple outsold Research in Motion in its home country of Canada, as Canadians move from BlackBerry to the iPhone.

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Apple at odds with Motorola, Nokia, RIM over 'nano-SIM' design

03/21/2012, 09:03 am

Apple is said to be competing with rivals Motorola Mobility, Research in Motion and Nokia in pushing for a new, smaller SIM card standard.

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iOS, Android increase smartphone market share while all others lose ground

03/08/2012, 01:03 pm

The battle for smartphone operating system supremacy is quickly becoming a two-horse race, as the latest data from comScore shows that only Apple and Google were able to grow their market share in the U.S. through January.

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RIM releases PlayBook OS 2.0 two months late

02/25/2012, 12:02 am

Ailing Research in Motion on Tuesday released the long-awaited PlayBook OS 2.0 update for the company's tablet, but poor sales and missed deadlines could translate into a product that offers too little, too late.

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Apple's iOS passes Android, accounts for 35% of mobile ad impressions

02/24/2012, 10:02 am

The launch of the iPhone 4S helped Apple's iOS surge 12 percentage points and surpass Google Android in mobile ad impressions in North America.

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RIM's BlackBerry loses General Services Administration business to iPhone

02/15/2012, 05:02 pm

RIM's BlackBerry is facing a rapid erosion of its former dominance of US Government contracts, with the vast US General Services Administration now expanding its support for Apple's iPhone.

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iPad market share hit by deep PlayBook price cut in Canada

02/15/2012, 05:02 pm

New data released on Wednesday suggests Research in Motion's PlayBook tablet has managed a ten percent increase in Canadian marketshare on substantial discounts, and has pulled the share of Apple's iPad down to 68 percent.

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Apple became world's largest smartphone seller in 2011 with 19% share

02/15/2012, 10:02 am

Apple was not only the largest seller of smartphones worldwide in 2011, taking 19 percent of all sales, but also overtook LG to become the No. 3 largest global mobile phone vendor, according to Gartner.

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RIM says BlackBerry App World has 60K apps, 13% of publishers earn more than $100K

02/07/2012, 08:02 am

Research in Motion announced on Tuesday that its BlackBerry App World is the second most profitable mobile application store behind Apple's App Store, beating out Google's Android Market.

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Apple's iPhone takes 75% mobile phone profits with just 9% of units sold

02/03/2012, 03:02 pm

Apple has reached new heights in unit sales and revenues, but its remarkable profitability in doing so has inhaled three quarters of the oxygen in the room.

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US smartphone installed base sees slowing shift from RIM to Android

02/02/2012, 06:02 pm

After a rapid erosion of RIM's BlackBerry US market share throughout 2011, new data indicates a stabilizing slowdown in RIM's losses as well as a tapering off of Android's growth, as Apple continued to be the only significant manufacture to experience growth in the quarter.

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New RIM CEO will not change strategy on PlayBook, BlackBerry 10

01/23/2012, 10:01 am

Despite the fact that it has a new CEO at the helm, Research in Motion will not see a major shakeup in the near future, and will continue to support the PlayBook tablet and the BlackBerry 10 platform as previously planned.

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