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Gartner: Android dominance continues, iPhone growth slows

Gartner: Android dominance continues, iPhone growth slows

14 August, 2012 | comments (122)

Another day, another Q2 report - Gartner put out its assessment of the mobile phone world for the second quarter of this year, detailing how individual companies and smartphone OSes did. Interestingly, the worldwide market saw only 419 million...


Samsung says it didn't even think about licensing BlackBerry OS 10

Samsung says it didn't even think about licensing BlackBerry OS 10

09 August, 2012 | comments (62)

A rumor surfaced recently, saying that Samsung will be licensing RIM's BlackBerry OS 10 (and even buying RIM). It's not a new rumor, there was one just like it last year. Even so, the rumor proved to be believable enough for RIM's shares to rise (a...


IDC: Android and iOS control 85 percent of the smartphone market

IDC: Android and iOS control 85 percent of the smartphone market

08 August, 2012 | comments (88)

We've already seen IDC's numbers on tablet market share for Q2 2012, but now it's time to see how they judge the performance of smartphone OSes. It comes shortly after the Canalys' take on the situation and there are no surprises, just a better look...


RIM unveils the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook, to hit Canada first

RIM unveils the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook, to hit Canada first

02 August, 2012 | comments (31)

A new BlackBerry PlayBook has become official with some upgraded specs in tow. Design-wise, RIM's slate looks the same and is running on the same Playbook OS as usual. It does, however, add LTE connectivity, a new dual-core processor clocked at...


New BlackBerry 10 dev phone pops up, RIM confirms

New BlackBerry 10 dev phone pops up, RIM confirms

31 July, 2012 | comments (39)

A render of a mysterious BlackBerry device was "accidentally" leaked on the RIM's developer website. The device apparently is called Dev Alpha B - a successor to the current Dev Alpha device, used to test out the still unofficial BlackBerry 10 OS....


ZTE become the 5th largest smartphone vendor in Q2 2012

ZTE become the 5th largest smartphone vendor in Q2 2012

31 July, 2012 | comments (12)

ZTE have never been shy about proclaiming their ambitions of being amongst the big names of the smartphone game, and have moved one step closer to their goal this past quarter. During Q2 of this year, ZTE managed to ship some 8 million...


RIM reports Q1 fiscal results, job cuts and product delays lay ahead

RIM reports Q1 fiscal results, job cuts and product delays lay ahead

28 June, 2012 | comments (73)

Today RIM announced the quarterly results for the three months ending on June 2, 2012 (what they call Q1 of the fiscal 2013). The Canadian maker of everything BlackBerry reported a net loss of $518 million on $2.8 billion of revenue. The latter is...

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Upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices leak out, show their screen specs

Upcoming BlackBerry 10 devices leak out, show their screen specs

25 June, 2012 | comments (58)

With the availability of the first BlackBerry 10 devices quickly approaching, some additional details about the first two handsets have emerged. Courtesy of a leaked internal slide from RIM, we now know the alleged resolution and screen technology...


First BlackBerry 10 phone won't have a QWERTY keyboard

First BlackBerry 10 phone won't have a QWERTY keyboard

22 June, 2012 | comments (81)

The Washington Post is reporting on a curious decision by RIM - the first BlackBerry 10 device to launch will be touchscreen-only. RIM isn't abandoning their trademark - the full hardware QWERTY keyboard - as such devices will still come later...


IDC says WP will overtake iOS by 2016, Android to falter too

IDC says WP will overtake iOS by 2016, Android to falter too

07 June, 2012 | comments (163)

The analysts at IDC have done yet another smartphone market forecast, trying to predict the development of the smartphone race over the next five years. The numbers are substantially different from last time, which shows that the very idea of...


Kantar: Android market share doubles in some EU countries

Kantar: Android market share doubles in some EU countries

15 May, 2012 | comments (65)

Analysts are keeping a close eye on the market share of the various mobile OSes. Kantar WorldPanel just reported in and its findings show that Europe enjoyed recent Android offerings more than they did the iPhone 4S. Their report focuses on the...


RIM announces mid-range BlackBerry Curve 9320

RIM announces mid-range BlackBerry Curve 9320

09 May, 2012 | comments (66)

A few weeks ago RIM launched the cheap Curve 9220 in India. Today it announced the Curve 9320, which is pretty much the same phone, but with a few additional perks. The Curve 9320 packs a 2.44 non-touch QVGA display, a four-row QWERTY keyboard, a...

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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...


BlackBerry Curve 9220 first live pictures surface

BlackBerry Curve 9220 first live pictures surface

19 April, 2012 | comments (46)

RIM officially announced the BlackBerry Curve 9220 yesterday. It is an entry-level (by RIM standards) smartphone based on the company’s latest OS 7.1 version. Unboxing the Curve 9220 The Curve 9220 is now available in India for INR11000...

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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,...

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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...

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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...