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Topic: RIM

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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Motorola hedging Android bet with new web-based OS

03/23/2011, 11:03 pm

Motorola Mobility, which has been Google's only major licensee fully committed to Android, is now working on a new web-based mobile operating system apparently intended to give it more control over its future, enraging Android advocates anew just weeks after Nokia opted against adopting Google's mobile OS.

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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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Smartphone camera patent infringement suit takes aim at Apple, Nokia, others

03/21/2011, 03:03 pm

Apple and other leading smartphone manufacturers, including Motorola, Research in Motion and Nokia, are targeted in a new patent infringement lawsuit related to integrated cameras.

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82% of future tablet buyers say they'll choose Apple's iPad

03/10/2011, 02:03 pm

A new survey shows Apple poised to dominate the tablet market yet again in 2011 with the iPad 2, as 82 percent of future tablet buyers said they would choose Apple's iPad over competing options like the Motorola Xoom and RIM PlayBook.

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Microsoft, RIM plan services to compete with Apple's iTunes

03/09/2011, 08:03 am

Two of Apple's chief rivals are working on their own separate services to compete with iTunes, as Research in Motion has partnered with 7digital for its PlayBook tablet, and Microsoft is cooking up a secret project dubbed "Ventura."

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Android tops RIM in US smartphone market share, Apple's iPhone third

03/07/2011, 03:03 pm

Google's Android surpassed Research in Motion's BlackBerry to become the largest mobile platform at the start of 2011, while Apple's iOS and iPhone took third before the Verizon iPhone 4 was released.

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T-Mobile pans lack of 4G in Apple iPhone; more evidence of Android apps for RIM PlayBook

02/28/2011, 11:02 am

U.S. carrier T-Mobile has criticized the iPhone for not including a 4G radio, even though its own network is not even true "4G." Also, new evidence supports rumors that Research in Motion's iPad competing PlayBook tablet will run Android applications, despite not running Android.

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Apple's rivals battle for iOS scraps as app market sales grow to $2.2 billion

02/18/2011, 01:02 pm

While the mobile handset race is now being frequently described as a two horse race between Apple's iOS and Google's Android licensees, the mobile software world has four major contenders, with RIM's BlackBerry App World and Nokia's Ovi Store maintaining their lead over Google's Android Market.

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With 60% of world's touch panel capacity, Apple squeezes competitors

02/17/2011, 08:02 am

Apple has reportedly locked up 60 percent of the world's touch panel capacity, which has led to "tight supply" among competitors hoping to take on the iPad.

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Analyst: Apple could benefit from Nokia, Microsoft partnership

02/11/2011, 08:02 pm

Commenting on Nokia's recent announcement that it will abandon its Symbian mobile operating system on smartphones in favor of Microsoft's Windows Phone OS, one analyst claimed that Apple could stand to benefit from the transition.

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RIM to craft PlayBook to run Android apps but fears Oracle lawsuit

02/10/2011, 08:02 pm

RIM plans to add support for running existing Android 2.x apps on its upcoming PlayBook tablet to narrow its "app gap," but also fears retribution from Oracle were it to use Android's Dalvik Virtual Machine to do so.

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Apple surpasses Sony, Motorola in total handset sales - Gartner

02/09/2011, 11:02 am

The growth of Apple's iPhone in 2010 came at the expense of competitors who lost significant market share and experienced reduced sales, including Sony Ericsson and Motorola, according to new data from Gartner.

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Google Android widens lead on Apple's iPhone in US smartphone market

02/07/2011, 08:02 pm

New data released Monday revealed that Google's Android mobile OS has widened its lead on Apple's iPhone and gained significantly on Research in Motion, the top smartphone platform in the US.

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IDC: Apple still leads RIM as No. 2 worldwide smartphone maker

02/07/2011, 03:02 pm

Global smartphone sales have continued their explosive growth, topping 100 million total units last quarter, with Apple retaining second place among all vendors, according to IDC.

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54% of Verizon's Android, Blackberry users to switch to iPhone, survey says

02/03/2011, 08:02 pm

More than half of Verizon's current Android and Blackberry users indicated they are likely to switch to the iPhone when it arrives on the Verizon network on Feb. 10, according to a new survey.

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Apple's iPhone extends lead in mobile profits

02/02/2011, 08:02 pm

A graphic depiction of Apple's increasing share of the top eight mobile vendors' operating profits validates the company's smartphone-centric strategy with iPhone.

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US Smartphone adoption hits 31%, Android, RIM, iOS evenly tied

02/01/2011, 10:02 pm

A Nielsen survey indicates that at the end of 2010, nearly a third of US mobile users had smartphones, with the installed base evenly tied between Apple, RIM, and Android licensees.

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Apple's share of tablet market slides to 77%, Android rises to 22% [u]

01/31/2011, 06:01 am

Despite posting impressive sales of the iPad last quarter, Apple saw its tablet market share drop from 95 percent to 77 percent as shipments of Google Android-based tablets chipped away at the company's tablet dominance, a new report says.

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Apple slips to 5th in global cell phone maker rankings

01/28/2011, 03:01 am

New data from IDC shows that Apple is among the top 5 mobile phone sellers worldwide for the second quarter in a row, though it slipped from fourth to fifth place.

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