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Topic: Research in Motion

Best Buy slashes RIM PlayBook tablet price by $150

09/01/2011, 09:09 pm

Big-box retailer Best Buy has dropped the price of Research in Motion's 64GB BlackBerry PlayBook to $549, making it the latest salvo in an ongoing price war among non-iPad tablet makers.

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Openwave sues Apple over iPhone, iPad mobile connectivity

08/31/2011, 02:08 pm

Openwave Systems has accused Apple in a new lawsuit of violating patents related to mobile device connectivity with its iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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Kodak patent sale attracting 'large numbers' of interested buyers

08/31/2011, 01:08 am

Eastman Kodak revealed this week that interest in the company's digital imaging patents is high, as numerous people are seriously considering buying the patent collection.

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Apple continues to gain US smartphone share as iOS hits 27%

08/30/2011, 03:08 pm

Apple's stateside share of the smartphone market continued to grow last quarter, with the iPhone representing 27 percent of the domestic mobile operating system market.

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Briefly: Adobe PDF on iOS; Lion security; WebKit trademark

08/29/2011, 10:08 pm

Adobe has released a new application that allows PDF file conversions in iOS. Also, a security issue related to Lightweight Directory Access Protocol has been discovered in Mac OS X Lion. Finally, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is opposing Apple's application for the WebKit trademark.

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Briefly: Mac OS X 10.7.2 build; iOS market share; Starbucks promotion

08/22/2011, 10:08 pm

Apple recently issued a new build of Mac OS X 10.7.2 along with the eighth beta release of iCloud for Lion. Also, Research in Motion and Microsoft suffered heavy market share losses last quarter as Apple's iOS and Google's Android continue to grow. Finally, Starbucks is said to be adding TV shows and extended e-book previews, in addition to apps and music, as part of its "Pick of the Week" promotions.

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RIM's BlackBerry music service to cost $5 a month for 50 songs

08/20/2011, 11:08 am

New details on Research in Motion's rumored BlackBerry Messenger music service have emerged, with the mini-subscription plan expected to cost $5 a month for 50 songs when it arrives this fall.

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RIM working on its own music streaming service for BlackBerry

08/18/2011, 07:08 pm

Research in Motion is reportedly getting ready to launch its own music streaming service specifically designed for BlackBerry mobile devices.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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]

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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.

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Nielsen: Apple's iPhone growing, Android flat as smartphone sales surge

06/30/2011, 03:06 pm

Smartphone sales in the U.S. have become a majority of new mobile phone sales, and Apple's iPhone is leading that growth while Android has plateaued, according to the latest data from Nielsen.

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Direct revenue from mobile 'app stores' expected to top $14B in 2012

06/29/2011, 03:06 pm

Software sales from Apple's mobile App Store as well as competing options like the Android Market are expected to continue their huge growth in the coming years, reaching $14.1 billion in direct revenue in 2012 and nearly $40 billion by 2015.

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Broad multitouch patent granted to Apple seen as 'huge blow' to rivals

06/22/2011, 12:06 pm

Apple this week was awarded an iPhone-related patent first filed in December of 2007, a victory that intellectual property experts believe will be significant.

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With more than $70B in cash, Apple could buy Nokia, RIM, HTC & Motorola

06/17/2011, 12:06 pm

Apple's cash is expected to top $70 billion at the conclusion of its current fiscal quarter, a sum so massive it could buy out rivals Nokia, Research in Motion, HTC and Motorola Mobility, according to a new analysis.

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