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Apple and Samsung get 99% of the total mobile phone profits

Apple and Samsung get 99% of the total mobile phone profits

04 May, 2012 | comments (105)

Looks like it's a grim time to be a mobile phone manufacturer if you are not Apple or Samsung. According to the latest report by Asymco, Apple and Samsung accounted for 99 percent of the total mobile phone profits, with HTC taking the remaining 1...


Nokia files patent claims against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic

Nokia files patent claims against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic

02 May, 2012 | comments (227)

With Lumia sales still unable to fill the coffers, Nokia has turned to its rich patent portfolio as an extra source of income. Nokia is suing HTC, RIM and Viewsonic for patent infringement in the USA and Germany. To be more specific, Nokia filed...


BlackBerry 10 developer alpha unit goes official

BlackBerry 10 developer alpha unit goes official

01 May, 2012 | comments (119)

RIM is hosting its annual BlackBerry World event between May 1-3. Today, on the first day of the event, RIM presented the official developer alpha device for the QNX-based BlackBerry 10 platform. It looks much like a smaller PlayBook and features...


Alleged pictures of BlackBerry 10 developer device leak

Alleged pictures of BlackBerry 10 developer device leak

28 April, 2012 | comments (104)

RIM is holding a BlackBerry Jam conference next month in Orlando where it is supposed to give out development devices running the upcoming BlackBerry 10 to ten of the developers attending the event. We are now seeing what are allegedly pictures of...


BlackBerry Curve 9320 surfaces again in hands-on pictures

BlackBerry Curve 9320 surfaces again in hands-on pictures

26 April, 2012 | comments (32)

We have seen the BlackBerry Curve 9320 before being handled by BGR.in in India and once again we have some more hands-on pictures, this time from Sohoa in Vietnam. The phone looks similar to the recently announced Curve 9220 but features a...


RIM launches cheap BlackBerry Curve 9220 in India

RIM launches cheap BlackBerry Curve 9220 in India

18 April, 2012 | comments (56)

Good news for the RIM users in India. RIM announced the BlackBerry Curve 9220 a cheap smartphone running on the latest 7.1 OS version. It has a four-row QWERTY keyboard and a 2.44-inch QVGA display. Other notable features are the 2MP camera,...

Tags: RIM, BlackBerry, Misc


RIM keeps losing money as revenues fall further

RIM keeps losing money as revenues fall further

30 March, 2012 | comments (132)

RIM posted its financial report on the three months period ending on March 3 this year and as you could expect there are few good news inside. The company keeps losing market share and cash and it has even come to the point where it will discontinue...

Tags: RIM, BlackBerry


RIM to give out BlackBerry OS 10 dev prototypes in early May

RIM to give out BlackBerry OS 10 dev prototypes in early May

24 March, 2012 | comments (89)

RIM is preparing a new OS - called BlackBerry 10 - to replace the two current OSes that it uses (BB OS 7 on phones and Tablet OS on the PlayBook). The BB OS 10 will launch late this year, but app developers can look forward to playing with it sooner...


Apple, Nokia, Motorola and RIM argue over the nano-SIM design

Apple, Nokia, Motorola and RIM argue over the nano-SIM design

21 March, 2012 | comments (95)

Giesecke & Devrient, the German company that invented the SIM card, recently came up with the idea of the nano-SIM. This new, even smaller version of the SIM is only a third of the already tiny micro-SIM and will help device manufacturers save some...

Tags: Apple, Nokia, Motorola, RIM


ComScore: Android has nearly 50% of US market, iOS grows too

ComScore: Android has nearly 50% of US market, iOS grows too

08 March, 2012 | comments (67)

ComScore released their regularly scheduled report on the mobile phone market in the US - the big news is that the number of smartphones in the country has crossed the 100 million mark for the first time. The report covers the three month period...


Unannounced Curve 9320 resurfaces in hands-on images

Unannounced Curve 9320 resurfaces in hands-on images

29 February, 2012 | comments (33)

The BlackBerry Curve 9320 was spotted first back in January when RIM's roadmap for 2012 was leaked. From the specifications it was clear that it is going to be an entry-level smartphone and a replacement for the old Curve 3G 9300. The phone...


Upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS screenshots leak

Upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS screenshots leak

14 February, 2012 | comments (60)

CrackBerry.com has acquired an internal email from RIM, which shows off the UI of their next generation OS, the BlackBerry 10. The hardware in the pictures below might be current the current 9860 but the OS is all new. In this picture we can...


Upcoming BlackBerry London image leaks again

Upcoming BlackBerry London image leaks again

01 February, 2012 | comments (62)

BlackBerry London is a name we have heard several times before. We have even come across a purported image of the device before. Now we have yet another image of the upcoming smartphone based on RIM's new BlackBerry 10 platform. The image,...


Leaked RIM roadmap reveals a really boring 2012 ahead of us

Leaked RIM roadmap reveals a really boring 2012 ahead of us

27 January, 2012 | comments (56)

A recently leaked RIM roadmap reveals all the upcoming BlackBerry smartphones for 2012. Unfortunately there is nothing really interesting scheduled before November this year. Notice you should consider the mentioned months, not quarters RIM is...


Thorsten Heins replaces Lazaridis and Balsillie as RIM's new CEO

Thorsten Heins replaces Lazaridis and Balsillie as RIM's new CEO

23 January, 2012 | comments (36)

The reign of the double CEO's at RIM has come to an end as Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie have just stepped down from their position as co-CEO and let Thorsten Heins take control of the helm. Heins, who has been working with the company for...

Tags: RIM, BlackBerry


RIM to showcase BlackBerry OS 10 at MWC this year

RIM to showcase BlackBerry OS 10 at MWC this year

06 January, 2012 | comments (28)

RIM will be showcasing their next generation BlackBerry OS 10 (earlier known as BBX) at Mobile World Congress in February. Unfortunately, the company has no plans to actually launch any smartphones running BB 10 at MWC, and they still plan...


Argentina bans iPhone and BlackBerry sales

Argentina bans iPhone and BlackBerry sales

28 December, 2011 | comments (112)

The Argentinian government has banned the import and sales of Apple's iPhone and all BlackBerry smartphones, among others. The ban also extends over all foreign-made phones, but it seems Apple and RIM among the few of the major phone makers who...


Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9981 comes to the UK

Porsche Design BlackBerry P'9981 comes to the UK

24 December, 2011 | comments (39)

At first glimpse, we weren't sure what to make of the strange metal-clad QWERTY bar, bestowed with the all-important BlackBerry logo atop its display. We at first, speculated its legitimacy, whether it was ushering in a new design language for the...

Tags: RIM, BlackBerry


RIM reports Q3 earnings, has seen better times

RIM reports Q3 earnings, has seen better times

16 December, 2011 | comments (74)

RIM reported its Q3 earnings yesterday and, dare we say, things are looking far from great for the Canadian giant. The maker of everything BlackBerry reported a net income of $265 million - a hefty 71% drop from the $911 million it made for the...

Tags: RIM, BlackBerry


SIM-free BlackBerry Bold 9790 hits UK on January 9

SIM-free BlackBerry Bold 9790 hits UK on January 9

13 December, 2011 | comments (14)

We can finally give those of you living in the UK and eager to get their hands on a BlackBerry Bold 9790 a date to circle on their calendars. According to an online retailer the latest Bold smartphone will hit the shores of the United Kingdom on...