Blackberry Launches 5 New Smartphones

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Research In Motion, the makers of BlackBerry smartphones, announced that it will be launching 5 new Blackberry smartphones across the world with multiple carriers. All the five new BlackBerry smartphones,  two new BlackBerry Bold models and three new BlackBerry Torch models, will be running on RIM’s next generation BlackBerry OS 7. Announcing the largest BlackBerry [...]

BlackBerry Maker RIM to Cut Down 2000 Jobs

Research in Motion, the makers of BlackBerry smartphones, announced that it will be downsizing its workforce by cutting down 2000 jobs. The job reduction covers all across all functions and spans North America and other countries. RIM said the job cut is as part of its cost optimization program focused on eliminating redundancies and allocating [...]

Nortel’s Patents: Google Loses to Apple, Microsoft, RIM, and Sony

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Google loses its bid to win thousands of patents from Nortel’s patent portfolio. Nortel announced that a consortium containing the major tech companies, including Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, RIM, and Sony won its bid to acquire Nortel’s patent suite for US$4.5 billion. Nortel’s patent portfolio include more than 6,000 patents and patent applications in the [...]

RIM Announces Two New BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930

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RIM launched two new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 Smartphones running on Blackberry 7 OS.  These two Blackberry Bold smartphones are the Thinnest (with just at only 10.5mm thickness) and Most Powerful (with 1.2GHz processor) BlackBerry smartphones so far. They also feature a new Liquid Graphics touch screen that delivers fast and smooth touch-based navigation [...]

RIM Acquires Tungle, the Maker of Calendar Scheduling App

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Tungle, the maker of calendar scheduling app, announced that it is acquired by Research In Motion. Tungle is a Canadian startup company with 23 employees at its headquarters in Montreal, Quebec.  Tungle.me is scheduling app that syncs with your existing calendar,like Google, Outlook, Apple iCal, Entourage for Mac, Lotus Notes, Windows Live, and Yahoo, to make [...]

Android Tops iOS to Become the Most Desired Smartphone OS

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Nielsen company analyzing the US smartphone market found that Google’s Android has become the most wanted smartphone operating system. In a survey for January 2011 – March 2011, Nielsen found that 31% of consumers who are planning to get a new smartphone want a Android device. And 30% want iOS device and 11% want a [...]

Android to Grab 50% of Smartphone OS Share by 2012

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There is yet another report of how the world is going to be Androidified. Gartner reports that Android will have grabbed nearly 50% of smartphone OS marker worldwide by end of 2012. Gartner says the by 2011 year end, Android will become the most popular OS with market share of 38.5% and it will build [...]

BlackBerry PlayBook Starts at $499 and Pre-Order Begins Today

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RIM announced pricing and the retail channels from which one can buy BlackBerry PlayBook. RIM will be selling BlackBerry PlayBook tablets from more than 10 retail channels in USA, including BestBuy, Office Depot RadioShack, Staples, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint. The 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook with Wi-Fi comes in three models, with 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of [...]

Blackberry Sales Beat iPhone by a Whisker; RIM’s Profit Rises 45%

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RIM announced its latest quarter results and RIM’s profit has grown by 45% by a record sales of BlackBerry Sales. RIM said it has shipped 14.2 million BlackBerry smartphone this quarter with the growth of 40% when compared to the same quarter last year. The strong growth in BlackBerry sales helped RIM’s Revenue increase to [...]

RIM Acquires The Astonishing Tribe to Give Blackberry a Makeover

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In a move to “pull a Apple”, Research in Motion (RIM) announced that it is acquiring The Astonishing Tribe (TAT). RIM has been known for its robust and sturdy smartphones, but not for the Apple-like gorgeous user interfaces. Threatened by iPhone’s dominance, RIM is trying everything to reverse the slide of Blackberry’s position in smartphone [...]