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Topic: Research in Motion

Apple's iOS grows to 23% of worldwide smartphone shipments

05/24/2012, 11:05 am

Apple continues to gain share in the worldwide smartphone market, as the latest data shows the iOS mobile operating system accounted for nearly a quarter of all smartphones shipped in the first quarter of 2012.


ITC judge finds key Kodak patent invalid in suit with Apple, RIM

05/21/2012, 04:05 pm

Kodak suffered a major setback on Monday as an initial ruling from the U.S. International Trade Commission determined that one of the company's key patents is invalid a decision that could potentially reduce the value of Kodak's soon-to-be-auctioned patent portfolio.


Motorola & RIM propose nano-SIM compromise with Apple

05/18/2012, 07:05 am

A new design concept for a next-generation, smaller "nano-SIM" card has been submitted by Motorola and RIM, which tweaks a design originally pushed by Apple.


Apple grows to 7.9% of all mobile phones sold worldwide

05/16/2012, 08:05 am

Though it only sells smartphones, Apple represents nearly 8 percent of all worldwide mobile phone sales, making it the third-largest handset maker.


RIM executive shakeup continues with new COO, CMO

05/08/2012, 10:05 am

Research in Motion announced on Tuesday that it has hired a new chief operating officer and a chief marketing officer, continuing a shakeup of the company's executive team.


RIM's 'Wake Up' campaign expands, tells users to 'Be Bold'

05/07/2012, 03:05 pm

The culmination of Research in Motion's "Wake Up" advertising campaign, which kicked off with a mock protest outside an Apple Store in Sydney, Australia, is a new website that tells users to "Be Bold" and use BlackBerry for business.


Federal managers quickly ditching BlackBerry for iOS, Android devices

05/03/2012, 06:05 pm

According to recent research there has been a huge shift in what handsets U.S. federal managers use on the job, with many moving away from RIM's BlackBerry platform for more capable iOS and Android solutions.


Apple's iPhone climbs to 31% share of US smartphone market

05/02/2012, 02:05 am

A new analysis claims the iPhone made up 30.7 percent of the U.S. smartphone market and 14 percent of the mobile market in the first quarter of 2012.


RIM's prototype BlackBerry 10 device likened to a mini-PlayBook

05/01/2012, 03:05 pm

Research in Motion on Tuesday launched its BlackBerry 10 platform for developers, and also showed off a new pre-release prototype device that has been likened to a smaller version of the PlayBook tablet.


Samsung overtakes Apple to claim smartphone market share lead

05/01/2012, 04:05 am

Despite strong growth year-over-year, Apple ceded its spot as the world's top smartphone vendor in the first quarter of 2012 as Samsung boosted both smartphone and feature phone shipments to record levels.


RIM admits it was behind 'Wake Up' mock protest

04/30/2012, 11:04 pm

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion on Monday admitted that it orchestrated the "Wake Up" flashmob protest that took place at a Sydney Apple Store, claiming that the stunt was part of a larger Australian campaign.


Ex-RIM CEO sought to transform company into network provider before ouster

04/18/2012, 12:04 pm

RIM's former co-chief executive Jim Balsillie wanted to use his company's network to offer inexpensive data plans and services to non-BlackBerry devices, but the plan never gained traction before he stepped down.


RIM hiring financial adviser to consider licensing, investment options

04/17/2012, 09:04 am

Struggling Canadian smartphone maker Research in Motion is said to be in talks with a financial adviser to assist it in weighing strategic options in an effort to turn around its plummeting business.


Two more top execs exit RIM as company weighs options

04/06/2012, 05:04 pm

It was announced in a Thursday statement that two top executives would be leaving the BlackBerry maker following a bleak earnings report as the embattled Canadian telecommunications company seeks a solution to its financial woes.


Apple's iOS, Google's Android grow to 80% of US smartphone market

04/03/2012, 02:04 pm

Apple's iOS and Google's Android mobile platforms continued to grow over the last three months, accounting for 80.3 percent of the U.S. smartphone market.


RIM's enterprise server now manages Apple's iOS devices

04/03/2012, 09:04 am

Research in Motion on Tuesday launched its new BlackBerry Mobile Fusion mobile device management software for enterprise customers, adding the ability to manage Apple's iOS devices, in addition to those running BlackBerry OS and Google Android.


RIM not leaving consumer market despite dismal earnings

03/30/2012, 06:03 pm

After releasing a bleak quarterly earnings report, embattled BlackBerry maker Research in Motion on Friday clarified that it will not pull out of the consumer sector, and will continue its new strategy of targeting more specific audiences .


ETSI postpones nano-SIM vote as battle rages on between Apple and Nokia

03/30/2012, 08:03 am

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute will not hold a vote today on a new nano-SIM standard, as two competing camps led by Apple and Nokia have not been able to come to terms.


RIM claims Apple using proxy votes to win nano-SIM standard

03/29/2012, 06:03 pm

In a letter sent to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute on Thursday, RIM alleges that Apple is trying to sway the nano-SIM standard vote by having company representatives change their affiliation to cast proxy votes.


iPhone closes in on Android in growing U.S. smartphone market

03/29/2012, 05:03 pm

As of February, smartphone users accounted for nearly half of all wireless subscribers in the U.S., and Apple's iPhone adoption rate saw growth while Android handset activations slipped.