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Topic: Research in Motion

Microsoft, RIM plan services to compete with Apple's iTunes

03/09/2011, 08:03 am

Two of Apple's chief rivals are working on their own separate services to compete with iTunes, as Research in Motion has partnered with 7digital for its PlayBook tablet, and Microsoft is cooking up a secret project dubbed "Ventura."


Android tops RIM in US smartphone market share, Apple's iPhone third

03/07/2011, 03:03 pm

Google's Android surpassed Research in Motion's BlackBerry to become the largest mobile platform at the start of 2011, while Apple's iOS and iPhone took third before the Verizon iPhone 4 was released.


T-Mobile pans lack of 4G in Apple iPhone; more evidence of Android apps for RIM PlayBook

02/28/2011, 11:02 am

U.S. carrier T-Mobile has criticized the iPhone for not including a 4G radio, even though its own network is not even true "4G." Also, new evidence supports rumors that Research in Motion's iPad competing PlayBook tablet will run Android applications, despite not running Android.


With 60% of world's touch panel capacity, Apple squeezes competitors

02/17/2011, 08:02 am

Apple has reportedly locked up 60 percent of the world's touch panel capacity, which has led to "tight supply" among competitors hoping to take on the iPad.


Apple surpasses Sony, Motorola in total handset sales - Gartner

02/09/2011, 11:02 am

The growth of Apple's iPhone in 2010 came at the expense of competitors who lost significant market share and experienced reduced sales, including Sony Ericsson and Motorola, according to new data from Gartner.


IDC: Apple still leads RIM as No. 2 worldwide smartphone maker

02/07/2011, 03:02 pm

Global smartphone sales have continued their explosive growth, topping 100 million total units last quarter, with Apple retaining second place among all vendors, according to IDC.


Apple slips to 5th in global cell phone maker rankings

01/28/2011, 03:01 am

New data from IDC shows that Apple is among the top 5 mobile phone sellers worldwide for the second quarter in a row, though it slipped from fourth to fifth place.


Google Android passes Apple's iPhone in total US subscribers - comScore

01/07/2011, 03:01 pm

Strong sales of phones running Google Android throughout 2010 have managed to push the mobile platform past Apple's iPhone in total active subscribers for the first time, according to comScore.


RIM PlayBook unlikely to match Apple iPad without larger battery - report

01/04/2011, 12:01 pm

Research in Motion's forthcoming PlayBook tablet is said to be "unlikely" to match the 10-plus-hour battery life of Apple's iPad, and could even struggle to meet the 6 hours of the Samsung Galaxy Tab without "significant engineering."


As corporate interest in tablets spikes, Apple's iPad remains tops

12/15/2010, 06:12 pm

A new survey has found a "corporate explosion" of interest in tablets, with the potential market for Apple's iPad doubling in the first quarter of 2011.


Apple, Google, others rumored to be bidding for Nortel's 4G patents

12/13/2010, 09:12 am

Apple, Google, Nokia and Research in Motion are all said to be bidding on valuable 4G wireless patents from bankrupt Canadian telecom giant Nortel Networks.


Women want Apple's iPhone, men prefer Google Android, Nielsen finds

12/01/2010, 11:12 am

The iPhone and devices running Google Android are the most desired smartphones in the U.S., but men tend to prefer Android while women gravitate toward Apple's iOS, a new survey has found.


RIM's BlackBerry overtakes Apple's iPhone in US browser usage

12/01/2010, 08:12 am

A new report shows that Research in Motion's BlackBerry platform overtook Apple's iOS in terms of U.S. mobile Internet usage in November.


RIM's PlayBook may undercut Apple iPad at $399 - report

11/24/2010, 02:11 pm

Research in Motion's initial entrance into the tablet market may prove aggressive with a rumored $399 starting price point for a contract-free PlayBook.


Apple hiring members of rival RIM's enterprise sales team

11/23/2010, 05:11 pm

Apple's efforts to muscle its way into the corporate market with iPhones and iPads is getting an infusion of talent from Research In Motion, maker of the BlackBerry, with at least five employees making the switch in the last year and a half.


RIM demonstrates PlayBook with faster Web browsing than Apple's iPad

11/16/2010, 04:11 pm

Research in Motion has offered a hands-on glimpse at its forthcoming 7-inch touchscreen tablet, the PlayBook, in a new video that shows the device offers Adobe Flash and has superior Web browsing speed to Apple's iPad.


RIM's PlayBook will take on Apple's iPad with a price under $500

11/10/2010, 11:11 am

When Research in Motion debuts its own touchscreen tablet, dubbed the Playbook, in early 2011, it will be sold at a sub-$500 price that has eluded other competitors of Apple's iPad.


Gartner: Apple's 'stellar' 13.5M iPhone sales held back by supply issues

11/10/2010, 09:11 am

Though Apple's iPhone sales were "stellar" in the third quarter of 2010, Apple could have exceeded the record 13.5 million units it sold if more supply were available, research firm Gartner said Wednesday.


Netbook demand sinks as 80% of tablet buyers want Apple's iPad

11/02/2010, 10:11 am

A new survey has found that consumer demand for low-cost, low-power netbooks remains low, as touchscreen tablets continue to gain popularity. And Apple's iPad still dominates mindshare, even as competitors like Samsung and Research in Motion tout their own tablets.


Apple's iPhone tops US smartphone shipments, but Android devices take 44%

11/01/2010, 09:11 am

Apple's iPhone was the best-selling smartphone in the third quarter of 2010, taking 26.2 percent of the market, but the wide variety of handsets running Google's Android represented a commanding 43.6 percent.