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Topic: RIM

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.


Verizon BlackBerry glitch casts doubt on iPhone launch

01/26/2011, 11:01 pm

Though Verizon's executives have emphatically asserted that execution of the upcoming iPhone launch will be flawless, a recent glitch in BlackBerry data traffic on the network could be cause for concern, a new report claims.


RIM PlayBook only garnering half the prelaunch interest of iPad

01/25/2011, 03:01 pm

An analyst's survey of 1,100 consumers found just 6 percent reporting they are "likely" to buy RIM's new playbook, less than half the number who said the same of Apple's iPad last February.


Deutsche Bank very positive on iPhone trial, 'no going back' to BlackBerry

01/24/2011, 08:01 pm

After a two month iPhone trial using Good Technology's secure email app, Deutsche Bank Equity Research reports an "overwhelmingly positive" experience that left it waving goodbye to RIM's BlackBerry.


Kodak loses imaging patent claim against Apple, RIM

01/24/2011, 07:01 pm

A patent infringement case filed by Eastman Kodak against Apple and RIM has been ruled to be invalid by a US International Trade Commission judge.


iPhone, iPad leading Android in mobile enterprise adoption

01/21/2011, 01:01 am

Enterprise mobile services vendor Good Technology reports iPhone 4 became the leading mobile device among its enterprise customers in the first month following its launch, with iPad helping Apple account for more than half of all its new enterprise device activations this summer.


1M BlackBerry PlayBooks, Wikipedia founder calls App Store 'dangerous,' iPad 2 cameras

01/14/2011, 12:01 am

A report out of the Far East claims volume production of Research in Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will reach 1 million shipments in the first quarter of 2011, while Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales criticized Apple's App Store as "very dangerous" and a threat to Internet freedom. Finally, more evidence that cameras are coming to Apple's second-generation iPad has been discovered in the iOS 4.3 beta.


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.


CES: Analysts grow skeptical of iPad competitors due to iTunes

01/07/2011, 03:01 pm

Two analysts monitoring the tablet extravaganza at CES have issued reports indicating that euphoria about new tablets outside of Apple's iPad may fall short of expectations because those products lack the iPad's extensive App Store software library and access to the wide range of media in the "digital ecosystem" of iTunes.


RIM announces 4G PlayBook coming to Sprint summer 2011

01/06/2011, 01:01 am

Research in Motion has revealed plans to release a 4G version of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet this summer on the Sprint Nextel network, according to a new report.


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."


RIM denies PlayBook tablet battery issues, promises "superior performance"

12/30/2010, 03:12 am

In response to one Wall Street's analyst assertion that the upcoming PlayBook tablet was experiencing battery issues, Research In Motion responded with a statement denying the claim and promising "superior performance with comparable battery life."


RIM struggling to fix PlayBook tablet battery issues, analyst says

12/28/2010, 07:12 pm

Research in Motion is unable to match the iPad's longer battery life with its prototype PlayBook tablets, which get just a "few hours" of battery life, according to one analyst.


Apple to report fiscal first quarter 2011 results Jan. 18

12/27/2010, 01:12 pm

Apple has revealed that it will publish the financial results of its first fiscal quarter of 2011 on Tuesday, January 18, with a conference call to discuss the results following immediately after.


Report claims RIM was incredulous over Apple's original iPhone

12/27/2010, 12:12 pm

An alleged former employee of Research in Motion has revealed that RIM was incredulous over the original iPhone when Apple first unveiled the smartphone in January of 2007, according to a new report.


RIM posts impressive earnings, co-CEO says PlayBook "way ahead" of iPad

12/16/2010, 10:12 pm

After Research in Motion beat Wall Street expectations with its quarterly earnings Thursday, co-CEO Jim Balsillie asserted on the company's earnings call that the upcoming PlayBook 7-inch tablet is way ahead of Apple's iPad.


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.


Android's weak sales drive Verizon toward Apple's iPhone

12/13/2010, 05:12 pm

An analysis of Verizon Wireless smartphone sales over the past year indicates why the carrier is suddenly demonstrating interest in Apple's iPad and iPhone: Android isn't working out as well as once hoped, with AT&T now selling 2.5 times as many iPhones as Verizon is Android models.


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.


RIM's BlackBerry rapidly lost Verizon share to Android

12/10/2010, 05:12 pm

Just over a year ago, Research in Motion's BlackBerry made up more than 90 percent of Verizon's smartphone sales. Its share is now below 20 percent, thanks to the heavily promoted launch of Android smartphones on the carrier.