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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.