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Android, iOS see continued growth in U.S. at cost of RIM

June 4th, 2011

On Friday comScore released its latest mobile subscriber market share report, which suggests that both Android and iOS are increasing their U.S. market shares at the cost of RIM’s BlackBerry OS. ComScore surveyed 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers during a three month period ending in April 2011 and found that Android’s U.S. market share jumped 5.2 …

RIM's 2011 BlackBerry lineup explained

April 22nd, 2011

We broke the news on practically all of RIM’s 2011 BlackBerry smartphones, and even scored some hands-on time with more than a couple of them. We wanted to take a minute to highlight the new products coming out of Waterloo now that all of the phones have leaked in some form. Remember, a lot of …

Android to grab nearly 50% of global smartphone market by end of 2012

April 7th, 2011

According to a new research report issued by Gartner on Thursday, Android smartphones will account for 49.2% of the smartphone market by the end of 2012. Android is expected to have a 38.5% grip on the global operating system market by the end of 2011, surpassing Symbian — which is expected to have a 19.2% …

Apple, Android see continued growth in U.S. smartphone market share

April 1st, 2011

ComScore has released its latest report on the U.S. smartphone market, and it suggests that Apple’s share of the U.S. OEM market is growing, while Android is continuing to dominate the U.S. operating system market. Samsung remains the top mobile OEM in the United States with a 24.8% marketshare, up 0.3 percentage points from the …

Is this why Apple and Google hate each other?

January 31st, 2011

In this month’s Bloomberg Businessweek cover-story entitled Larry Page’s Google 3.0, reporter Brad Stone touches upon what may be the root of ongoing bickering between Apple and Google. While the two companies continue to work with each other in many areas, there is no denying the public hostility they show one another. It’s more than …

Rogers launches Motorola Flipout and BlackBerry Curve 9300

August 4th, 2010

Here’s a little update for the folks north of the border. Rogers has added both the BlackBerry Curve 9300 and the Motorola Flipout to their handset lineup. The Curve 9300 will be available for $79.99 with a three-year contract or for $399.99 contract free. The Cliff’s Notes on the 9300 read like this: quad-band GSM, …

Twitter for BlackBerry gets updated

May 19th, 2010

Official Twitter clients are getting an awful lot of love today. This morning, Twitter relaunched and re-branded Tweetie 2 as Twitter for iPhone 3, and just a little while ago the good folks at RIM were nice enough to let us know that the revamped version of Twitter for BlackBerry is en route. The new …

Sprint to rock BlackBerry Bold 9650 on May 23rd

April 26th, 2010

The title says it all…as there isn’t much else to say about the new BlackBerry Bold 9650. A fresh press release from Sprint made the go-live date — Sunday, May 23rd — public knowledge. Here is the white meat from the release: The BlackBerry Bold 9650 smartphone will be available for $199.99 with a new …

Skyfire puts its BlackBerry plans on ice

April 7th, 2010

Oh dear. It’s no secret that out of all the major mobile platforms, RIM’s BlackBerry OS is the easily one of the most difficult to develop for, but even with that in mind, we didn’t see Skyfire completely abandoning their BlackBerry client, even if they haven’t worked on it in months. In a blog post …