Phone manufacturer Motorola has acquired 3LM, a stealth startup that develops security technology for phones running Google’s Android mobile operating system.
Research in Motion is reportedly working on software that would allow its upcoming PlayBook tablet to run Android applications, according to Bloomberg.
Apple, Google and Research in Motion have now secured about an equal amount of market share in the smartphone market, according to a new report from Nielsen.
For the first time ever, shipments of Android smartphones outpaced all of the competition worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2010, including longtime champion Nokia, according to the research company Canalys.
Research in Motion is off to a slow start with its upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. Production of the device is in full swing, though only at a mere 150,000 to 200,000 units a month, according to sources at component suppliers who spoke to the news site Digitimes.
Egypt is reportedly trying to eliminate protests by pulling the plug on the nation’s internet connection. It’s a kind of pre-emptive strike against the country’s planned demonstrations tomorrow. Protests have been escalating daily.
Apple’s iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads, are increasingly being bought for use in companies. They now account for 65 percent of all devices activated for enterprise use after discounting activations of Research in Motion’s BlackBerry enterprise phones, according to a report by Good Technology.
Research In Motion has a fix to the problem of juggling your work and personal life on a single mobile device, and it’s called BlackBerry Balance.
Location-based check-in app Foursquare has released an updated version of its service for RIM’s BlackBerry smartphones, according to mobile blog Crackberry. However, any excitement by users should be short-lived.
Research in Motion, the maker of the popular BlackBerry business smartphone, is in talks to pick up social data aggregator Gist to maintain its stranglehold on the enterprise smartphone market, according to a report by GigaOm.
Common wisdom is that Verizon Wireless is kicking butt and taking names with its Android phones, but recent sales data reveals that even a myriad of successful high-end Android phones isn’t enough to take on AT&T’s success with the iPhone.
Research in Motion’s BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is shaping up to be one of the most exciting devices in the coming months. Now we have 10 minutes of the tablet in action (below), courtesy of the folks over at the mobile device site BGR.
Chalk another major milestone up for Google’s Android mobile OS. Google’s Andy Rubin tweeted last night that over 300,000 Android phones are activated daily — that’s up from 200,000 daily activations in August.
BlackBerry-maker RIM announced today that it’s acquiring Swedish design firm The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) to help sex up the user interface of its newest mobile operating system.
RIM has filed suit against Kik Messenger, a small company that has built a tremendously popular chat application, claiming patent infringement.
The iPhone and Android are (unsurprisingly) duking it out as the most desirable smartphone platforms among consumers, according to October 2010 figures from research company Nielsen.
Microsoft seems to have a new mantra: When all else fails, shoot for a bigger audience.
After lagging behind Apple’s iPhone for some time, Google’s Android platform is now tied for the lead spot in ad impressions on Millennial Media’s network, according to the company’s October Mobile Mix Report.
Tech executives seem eager to pile on the criticism of Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion, elaborated on his past statements denouncing Apple’s approach.
Facebook can’t remind us enough that its new messaging service, announced today, isn’t an email killer. Instead, it’s an all-encompassing messaging system that works across Facebook chat, email, and text messages.
Kik, the hot mobile chat application we wrote about two weeks ago that was seeing explosive growth, has been pulled from the Blackberry app market App World.
The bigger they are, the harder they fall.
Research in Motion’s business-focused BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will retail for under $500, the company’s co-CEO Jim Balsillie revealed in an interview with Bloomberg.
While iPhone users seem to spend a lot more money in general, they still have the last laugh when it comes to wireless bills — on average, Windows Mobile users pay the most for their wireless services and iPhone users pay the least, according to a recent study by Pageonce.
In an inauspicious start to the day for Research in Motion, three major BlackBerry clients have announced that they’re moving to new devices.
Smartphones aren’t the only devices where apps will dominate. As our cars get smarter, apps will inevitably become a bigger part of our driving experience as well.
Apple’s iPhone has ousted Research in Motion’s from the top spot in the U.S. smartphone market, with 26 percent of devices shipped in the third quarter, according to a report by the research firm Canalys. And Google’s Android gained the lead in the U.S. mobile operating system share at 44 percent.
The BlackBerry Partners Fund is a bit confusing. It’s managed by both JLA Ventures and RBC Venture Partners (the investment arm of the Royal Bank of Canada), and it invests money from BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion, Thomson Reuters, and RBC. JLA and RBC make their own investments separate from the fund. And, oh yeah, portfolio companies don’t have to focus on BlackBerry devices.
BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion briefly demonstrated its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet today on stage at Adobe’s MAX conference.
Before Steve Jobs slammed Android in Apple’s fourth quarter earnings call yesterday, he had some choice words for Research in Motion’s new platform and its plans for a 7-inch tablet. Now RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie has issued a response to Jobs’ criticisms, just like Google’s Andy Rubin and TweetDeck’s CEO before him.
Android revenue has exceeded iPhone-only revenue on the mobile ad company Millennial Media’s network, according to its September “Mobile Mix” report.
“We’ve now passed RIM, and I don’t see them catching up with us in the foreseeable future,” Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs said today. And with that, he began ruthlessly tearing down Apple’s mobile competition.
BlueCava, a credit bureau for devices conducting business online, has closed a $5 million first round of funding led by billionaire Mark Cuban and entrepreneur Tim Headington. The company told VentureBeat it expects to conduct a second round as soon as April.
Raise your hand if you’re on Sprint and you’ve been dying for a BlackBerry flip phone — because that’s just what you’re getting with the recently announced BlackBerry Style.
The United Arab Emirates has called off a ban on Research in Motion’s BlackBerry service that would have left nearly a half-million users without the service just days from now, it announced today.
If a BlackBerry and Motorola Android phone had a baby, it would look a lot like Motorola’s new Droid Pro.
Google’s Android mobile platform is (yet again) the top-selling mobile operating system among recent cellphone buyers, according to August data from The Nielsen Company.
Smartphones and their add-on apps are increasingly catching the eyes of angels and other venture-capital investors as the war between product offerings heats up, Arthur Iinuma, COO at cross-platform mobile developer ISBX, told VentureBeat Monday.
Surprising no one, a Research in Motion vice president confirmed this morning that the fancy new QNX operating system in its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will eventually replace the traditional BlackBerry OS in its smartphones, Intomobile reports.