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Topic: RIM

Apple, Nokia show continued interest in InterDigital patents

08/17/2011, 04:08 pm

Following Google's purchase of Motorola, a new report claims that Apple is still interested in acquiring InterDigital, as are Nokia, Qualcomm and others in the wireless industry.


Kodak's patents valued at more than 5 times market cap

08/17/2011, 12:08 am

A recent analysis has estimated that Kodak's digital-imaging patents, which make up just 10 percent of its intellectual property portfolio, are worth $3 billion, more than five times the struggling photography pioneer's current value in terms of market capitalization.


Apple predicted to 'strike back' at Google with its own patent purchase

08/16/2011, 07:08 pm

Following Google's bid to purchase Motorola Mobility, Apple is predicted to strike a deal -- perhaps with competitors Nokia or RIM -- to consolidate its already significant patent portfolio and better position itself both offensively and defensively.


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.


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.


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.


Kodak's ITC case against Apple uncertain after judge retires

08/04/2011, 02:08 am

Photography pioneer Kodak's patent infringement case against Apple with the International Trade Commission has been left in an uncertain transition due to the retirement of the judge overseeing the case.


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.


Kodak may sell patent being used in lawsuits against Apple, RIM

08/02/2011, 01:08 pm

Eastman Kodak Co. is said to be considering the sale of one of its most valuable patents, an invention that is the key component of lawsuits against smartphone makers Apple and Research in Motion.


DoJ ramping up antitrust probe of $4.5B Nortel patent purchase by Apple, others

07/29/2011, 09:07 pm

Even as Nortel announced the completion of the sale of its 6,000 patents to a group of tech giants including Apple, Microsoft and Research in Motion, the U.S. Department of Justice is said to be intensifying an investigation into whether the deal would unfairly disrupt competitors.


Apple now taking 2/3 share of mobile phone industry profits

07/29/2011, 01:07 pm

Apple's share of the mobile phone industry's profits has swelled to around two thirds, as the company's iPhone sales have remained profitable while achieving the top spot in sales.


UBS ups 2011 iPad estimate to 37.9M, 63% market share

07/27/2011, 09:07 pm

Analysts for investment bank UBS raised their 2011 forecast for Apple's iPad on Wednesday, predicting total sales of 37.9 million units for a projected 63 percent market share.


Kodak shopping patents around as losses mount and ITC ruling nears

07/26/2011, 10:07 pm

Even as Kodak anxiously awaits a ruling from the International Trade Commission that could bring in more than a billion dollars in revenue from Apple and RIM, the photography company is counting on its patent portfolio to reverse a string of losses that have sent shares of its stock tumbling.


Beleaguered RIM to lay off 2,000 employees, 11% of workforce

07/25/2011, 08:07 am

Research in Motion, which has seen its BlackBerry lineup struggle against Apple's iPhone and Google Android, announced on Monday that it will cut 2,000 jobs, or about 10.5 percent of its workforce.


Apple paid $2.6B lion's share of $4.5B Nortel patent acquisition

07/21/2011, 12:07 pm

Apple supplied more than half of the $4.5 billion paid by a consortium of companies to acquire Nortel's patent portfolio, new regulatory filings show.


ITC rules in favor of Kodak in Apple patent suit

07/18/2011, 08:07 pm

The U.S. International Trade Commission ruled on Monday that Kodak did not infringe on Apple's patents, upholding an ITC judge's decision from May.


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]


46% of smartphone buyers prefer Apple's iOS, 32% choose Google Android

07/18/2011, 08:07 am

Among consumers who plan to buy a smartphone in the next three months, the iPhone is the top choice, with nearly half of all prospective buyers choosing Apple.


Canada, US courts approve Apple-led group's $4.5B purchase of Nortel patents

07/11/2011, 08:07 pm

Courts in both Canada and the U.S. have approved the proposed $4.5 billion purchase of more than 6,000 wireless patents from bankrupt Canadian telecommunications equipment maker Nortel by Apple and five other companies.


Google Android continues growth streak over Apple's iPhone

07/05/2011, 09:07 pm

Google's Android mobile OS has continued to widen its lead on Apple's iOS in terms of U.S. smartphone subscribers, while Research in Motion and Microsoft have fallen even further behind, according to a new survey.