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Topic: Research in Motion

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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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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Apple signs on to mobile app privacy policy

02/22/2012, 08:02 pm

The California Attorney General announced on Wednesday that it had reached an agreement with six companies, including Apple, Amazon and Google, to mandate individual privacy policies for apps that collect personal information that will allow users to read policies before downloading an app.

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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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Justice Department approves Apple's purchases of Nortel, Novell patents

02/13/2012, 09:02 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice approved on Monday several patent purchases and acquisitions, including a collection of Nortel's intellectual property to be acquired by Apple, Microsoft, Research in Motion and others and Novell patents that Apple has purchased.

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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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Halliburton to ditch BlackBerrys in corporate transition to Apple's iOS platform

02/06/2012, 01:02 pm

Exclusive: In yet another blow to troubled Research in Motion, one of the world's largest energy service corporations Halliburton plans to phase out thousands of employee BlackBerrys in favor of advancing its business via the iPhone and Apple's iOS platform, AppleInsider has learned.

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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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64GB iPhone 4S takes 21% of sales, 36% of iPhone buyers come from another platform

01/23/2012, 10:01 am

A new survey of recent iPhone customers found that 21 percent of iPhone 4S buyers chose Apple's highest capacity 64-gigabyte model, while 36 percent of users migrated from another platform like Android, BlackBerry or Palm.

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RIM co-founders step down as chairmen, CEOs

01/22/2012, 10:01 pm

Research in Motion co-founders Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have resigned from their posts as co-chairmen of the board and co-Chief Executive Officers and are to be replaced by former Chief Operating Officer Thorsten Heins as CEO and Barbara Stymiest as independent chair.

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iPhone 4S launch propels surging Apple 20% to close the gap with Android

01/18/2012, 08:01 am

The launch of the iPhone 4S last October had an "enormous impact" on the U.S. smartphone landscape, boosting Apple's share among new buyers by almost 20 percent and putting it neck-and-neck with Android in December.

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Smartphone makers plan to mirror Apple's approach with fewer models each year

01/13/2012, 08:01 am

Four major smartphone makers are reportedly planning to reduce the number of new handsets they produce, in an attempt to capture the success Apple has had in releasing just one iPhone model each year.

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Apple awarded 676 patents in 2011, ranks 39th among all companies

01/11/2012, 11:01 am

Apple was awarded a total of 676 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2011, ranking it No. 39 among companies awarded inventions in the U.S.

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54% of future smartphone buyers say they'll choose Apple's iPhone

01/09/2012, 08:01 am

A new survey has found Apple has "explosive momentum" at the beginning of 2012, with more than half of people who plan to buy a smartphone in the next 90 days choosing Apple's iPhone.

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