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Topic: BlackBerry

RIM suffers another BlackBerry outage as Google plans to ax Gmail app

11/09/2011, 08:11 pm

Research in Motion has seen its second BlackBerry service problem in a month, while Google plans to pull its popular Gmail app for the platform.

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Adobe rumored to be abandoning work on mobile Flash player

11/09/2011, 01:11 am

Adobe has briefed its employees on the company's plans to abandon development of Flash player for mobile browsers in a blow to Google Android and Research in Motion PlayBook tablets, according to a new report.

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Apple remains top US smartphone maker as iPhone holds 28% share

11/03/2011, 09:11 am

With the iPhone representing 28 percent of smartphones in the U.S., Apple is still the No. 1 domestic smartphone manufacturer, according to the latest data from Nielsen.

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BlackBerry, Android secondhand trade-ins spike at iPhone 4S launch

10/26/2011, 05:10 pm

A popular site for selling second hand smartphones has reported an 80 percent increase in used BlackBerry phones and a 72 percent increase in Android trade-ins during the launch week of Apple's iPhone 4S.

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RIM apologizes for BlackBerry downtime with $100 worth of free apps

10/17/2011, 07:10 pm

Research in Motion is offering BlackBerry owners $100 worth of free apps and one month of free technical support on top of formally apologizing for last week’s extended downtime that affected its mobile services both locally and aboard.

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Apple, Google gain in US smartphone share as RIM, Microsoft continue slide

10/05/2011, 04:10 pm

Apple's iPhone continues to gain market share in the U.S., now representing 27.3 percent of handsets, while competitors RIM, Microsoft and Nokia continue to slip.

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Adobe keynote coincides with Apple's 'Let's talk iPhone' event

09/30/2011, 10:09 pm

Adobe is planning to hold a keynote on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. Pacific, the same date and time of Apple's highly-anticipated press event, where the company is expected to announce a next-generation iPhone.

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Nielsen: Apple's iOS holds at 28% in US as Android rises to 43% smartphone share

09/26/2011, 02:09 pm

Android's market share gains in the U.S. continue to come at the expense of its competitors, except for Apple, which held steady at 28 percent despite the lack of a new iPhone model, according to the latest figures from Nielsen.

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Gartner projects Apple's iPad to maintain 50% market share through 2014

09/22/2011, 11:09 pm

Apple's iPad will continue to dominate the tablet market, maintaining more than 50 percent market share through 2014, according to a new analysis.

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RIM's PlayBook manufacturer cutting production lines as sales slump

09/21/2011, 02:09 am

After sales of Research in Motion's PlayBook tablet slumped last quarter, Quanta Computer has laid off about 1,000 workers working on production lines set up specifically for the device, according to a new report.

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Apple's iPhone 5 expected to 'steamroll' RIM's BlackBerry 7 phones

09/16/2011, 10:09 am

Following a poor earnings report this week, Research in Motion's woes are expected to continue with the impending launch of Apple's fifth-generation iPhone.

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RIM ships 10.6 million BlackBerry phones, just 200,000 PlayBooks

09/15/2011, 06:09 pm

Research in Motion reported disappointing earnings for its most recent quarter, announcing that profits has slipped 47 percent while it shipped just 10.6 million smartphones only 200,000 PlayBook tablets.

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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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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: 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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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.

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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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