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Topic: Research in Motion

RBC exec said to be a "lock" to replace RIM co-chairmen

01/06/2012, 08:01 pm

Royal Bank of Canada executive Barbara Stymiest is reportedly a "lock" to become the new chairwoman at Research in Motion as investors have become increasingly critical of co-chairmen Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie.


RIM strangely charging same $299 for 16GB, 32GB & 64GB PlayBook models

01/03/2012, 12:01 pm

As Research in Motion is rumored to be planning for a major shakeup in its board of directors, the company has begun an odd sale in which all PlayBook models, regardless of capacity, are priced at $299.


Rumor: iPhone made up 66% of sales at AT&T corporate stores, Android 9%

12/30/2011, 09:12 pm

A new report claims Apple's iPhone comprised 66 percent of all device sales at AT&T's corporate retail stores in December, while Android is said to have taken an 8.5 percent share.


Apple gains ground while Android pushes to 50% share of US market

12/29/2011, 07:12 pm

Apple's iPhone grew 1.4% in the U.S. mobile OEM and smartphone OS markets during the three months ending in November, but Google's Android platform continued to dominate and gained 3.1% in its march to acquire half of America's subscribership.


RIM turned down multiple takeover bids despite financial woes

12/20/2011, 06:12 pm

Research in Motion reportedly turned down offers from Amazon and other potential buyers, and is opting to fix its own problems by leveraging upcoming BlackBerry handsets and existing services.


ITC delays ruling on Kodak suit against Apple until Sept. 2012

12/19/2011, 09:12 pm

With Eastman Kodak's cash reserves continuing to dwindle, the U.S. International Trade Commission has pushed back the expected date for a final decision on the company's patent infringement complaint against Apple from December of this year to September 2012.


iPhone leads competition in UK holiday smartphone sales

12/19/2011, 06:12 pm

The iPhone 4S accounted for nearly one out of every four smartphone sales in the UK during the lead up to the holiday season, retains top spot while handset makers compete for a piece of the region's exploding smartphone market.


RIM now worth less than Apple's App Store alone

12/19/2011, 09:12 am

Research in Motion's struggles in the smartphone market have driven its stock price so low that the company is worth less than the estimated value of just Apple's App Store.


Delayed again, RIM's BlackBerry 10 OS viewed as too little, too late

12/16/2011, 08:12 am

Following Research in Motion's announcement that its forthcoming BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system has been delayed yet again, Wall Street watchers have begun to wonder if the company will be too late to the high-end smartphone market to recover.


IDC: Kindle Fire to push iPad below 60% market share in Q4

12/16/2011, 01:12 am

Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet will take share away from Apple this quarter, cutting the iPad's share of the market to 59 percent, a new analysis claims.


RIM's BlackBerry shipments flatten, PlayBook shipments decline

12/15/2011, 10:12 pm

Quarterly shipments of Research in Motion's BlackBerry smartphones saw a slight decline year over year to 14.1 million units, while PlayBook shipments dropped sequentially to 150,000, according to the company's latest quarterly earnings report.


iPhone, Android dominate U.S. smartphone market with combined 82% share

12/14/2011, 01:12 am

Sales of Android and iOS handsets in the U.S. eclipsed other smartphone platforms in the first three quarters of 2011, holding a combined 82% of the market, while rival Research In Motion suffered a continued decline during the same period.


Former Google intern explains why UI lag occurs more often in Android than iOS

12/07/2011, 02:12 am

A former intern for Google's Android team has provided explanations for why Android experiences more touch interface lag than competing mobile operating systems from Apple, Microsoft and Research in Motion.


Unsold PlayBook inventory costs RIM $485 million

12/02/2011, 09:12 am

Research in Motion announced on Friday that its inability to sell PlayBook tablets to consumers has forced the company to take a $485 million charge.


Carrier IQ data logging controversy prompts scrutiny from US Senate

12/01/2011, 03:12 pm

Extensive data logging software known as "Carrier IQ" has been discovered to be secretly running on many mobile phones, including a number of handsets powered by Google Android, prompting one U.S. senator to demand answers from the company.


Apple still No. 1 manufacturer in growing US smartphone market

11/29/2011, 05:11 pm

While smartphones sales continue to grow in the U.S., accounting for 56 percent of all cellphone sales in Q3, Apple remained the top individual device maker despite buyers holding out for October's iPhone 4S release.


Apple, Graphics Properties Holdings battle with multiple patent suits

11/29/2011, 11:11 am

In a handful of newly filed patent infringement lawsuits, Apple is suing and also being sued by Graphics Properties Holdings, formerly known as Silicon Graphics Inc.


RIM branching out into security software for iPhone, Android

11/29/2011, 02:11 am

After struggling to gain an edge over its competitors with its BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, Research in Motion has conceded some ground to Apple and Google with the announcement of Mobile Fusion, upcoming security software for the iPhone and Android.


Pent-up demand helps iPhone take top spot in UK market with 43% share

11/28/2011, 07:11 pm

Existing iPhone users' demand for a new device helped push Apple's U.K. market share to nearly 43% in October, beating Android-based handset sales in the region for the first time since late 2010.


Study finds Apple ecosystem helps iPhone lead industry in user retention

11/25/2011, 08:11 pm

A new study finds that iPhone owners are the most loyal smartphone users, and cites customers' personal investments in Apple's ecosystem as driving an over 80% retention rate for the device.