By Oliver Haslam on Jul 25, 2011
As part of work force restructuring, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is set to axe 2,000 staff. In a press release today, the Canadian company cited rapid payroll growth over the last five years as the reason for the layoffs.
RIM’s BlackBerry sales have been been on the slide of late, and analysts have been concerned about the company’s performance already, and this round of layoffs will do little to stave off the vultures… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Jul 22, 2011
In a market that was once dominated by RIM and CrackBerry smartphones, Apple is fast becoming the provider of choice for businesses, according to a new report.
With RIM suffering somewhat of a downturn in sales, Apple’s iPhone and iPad are filling the void, with Android currently a smaller player in the world of power ties and pinstripe suits. Apple’s iPad is doing so well, in fact, that it made up 95% of tablet activations in the enterprise for the months of March through June of this year, with Android tablets making up just 3.1%…
By Oliver Haslam on Jul 22, 2011
In a market that is growing at an alarming rate, tablet demand is at an all-time high, with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android tablet operating systems proving the two main competitors in the space, according to new research.
A report by Strategy Analytics claims that while Apple’s iPad is still the number one tablet in town, the iPad saw its market share drop from a staggering 94% to a still impressive 61% for the 2nd quarter, year over year.
Before you start to worry about Apple’s sales numbers, it’s worth noting that the company still shipped a whopping 9.3 million iPads during that time period… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 10, 2011
There were 2 major arenas that RIM had all to itself for the better part of a decade, and that was the government and enterprise users. And why wouldn’t they? BlackBerries were secure and had a solid email system- it seemed like a no-brainer.
It looks like years of falling behind the curve, among other mistakes, have cost RIM their place at the top in those 2 markets. We’ve already seen the U.S. government drop their aging BlackBerries in favor of iPhones, and now it looks like Apple is prepared to move onto the enterprise space… Read More
By Guest Author on Jul 1, 2011
Nortel just sold a shed-load of its patents at auction for a whopping $4.5 billion. The winning bidder? A consortium of six tech companies that includes Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, RIM and Sony.
There were 6,000 patents and patent applications sold in total, according to the press release, spanning wireless, wireless 4G, data networking, optical, voice, internet, service provider, semiconductors, and more… Read More
By Guest Author on Jun 4, 2011
Apple’s iPhone has now overtaken BlackBerry devices to become the second most popular smartphone in the U.S. in terms of active users. While the iPhone has been outselling the BlackBerry family for some time now, it previously sat behind RIM’s devices in both platform and hardware.
Data recorded by comScore’s MobiLens service has revealed that between the three-month period beginning February and ending April 2011, 74.6 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones, 26% of which were Apple’s iPhone… Read More
By Cody Lee on Apr 18, 2011
For those who don’t know what BBM is, take a seat. BBM stands for BlackBerry Messenger, and is RIM’s exclusive messaging service that makes keeping in touch with fellow BlackBerry owners a cinch.
Last month we heard rumors tossed around that the exclusive messaging service would finally make its way to iOS at the end of April. The gossip was later denied by the BlackBerry maker in an official statement to BGR. Well, it looks like if RIM isn’t gonna bring BBM to iOS, someone else might have to… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 8, 2011
If this isn’t telling about the state of the smart phone industry, I don’t know what is. It’s particularly bad news for the folks at RIM — the company behind the BlackBerry brand.
Sensing that his employees were unsatisfied with their company issued BlackBerry smartphones, Clorox CIO Ralph Loura decided to give his employees a choice.
They could choose between three different smartphone brands: the iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone 7.
Guess which platform the smart folks at Clorox selected en-masse? Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 30, 2011
Well, we told you to grab some salt, didn’t we?
Boy Genius Report reached out to RIM earlier today for an official statement on the BlackBerry Messenger release date rumors swirling around the web, and what they found doesn’t surprise us.
The BlackBerry Messenger app is still a go, just not a go for April 26th like the rumors suggested.
In fact, the whole rumor than RIM CEO Jim Balsillie attended conference this week in Canada is in itself false… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 30, 2011
Earlier this month it was revealed that the ridiculously popular (among BlackBerry users of course) BlackBerry Messenger would be making its way to iOS.
After the initial announcement, we haven’t heard much of a peep from the folks at RIM about the app’s progress, its release date, or any fears that their app might be outright rejected by the Apple.
Yesterday, a poster on the MacRumors forums claimed that the release date for BBM will be April 26th, less than a month away.
But wait, as iPhoneinCanada has pointed out, there might be more to this story than meets the eye… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 3, 2011
If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. That’s evidently what Research In Motion is thinking after it was revealed that their popular BlackBerry Messenger app would be making its way to both Android and iOS devices.
BlackBerry Messenger already has a long list of devoted fans that absolutely swear by its functionality, and this move will likely increase the amount of faithful users in camp BlackBerry.
While there are still no details surrounding the release date or the pricing structure, its looking like RIM is aiming for a piece of the Apple pie…
By Alex Heath on Jan 5, 2011
Apple and Android always duke it out in smartphone statistics. The latest Nielsen market share data says no differently.
From a poll conducted in November of 2010, U.S. smartphone market share is dominated by iOS at 28.6%. iOS is followed by Blackberry at 26.1%, and Android at 25.8%. These numbers are U.S. only, but it is interesting to see how iOS and Android are battling for smartphone dominance.
Depending on how you look at things, the iPhone retains the lead in smartphone market share. However, Android is having greater growth with new smartphone adopters. This means that more people are buying an Android for their next smartphone, and not the iPhone…
By Sebastien Page on Dec 1, 2010
We already knew that iPhone users are the most loyal to their dear smartphone of choice. Now we know the iPhone is the #1 smartphone in the US as it just passed RIM by a slim 0.5%. Android, is a not-too-distant third.
This survey by Nielsen also confirms that the iPhone is the “most desired” smartphone among people likely to upgrade to a new device. An interesting fact is that women planning to get a smartphone are more likely to get an iPhone, while males are more likely to choose Android… Read More
By Sebastien Page on Sep 16, 2010
A new report by comScore shows that the iPhone is losing ground on Android in the US smartphone market. RIM (Blackberry) still has the most market shares, Apple comes at the second place and Android is 3rd.
Even though the rankings remain the same, RIM and Apple’s share of the market decreased to the advantage of Android, which increased by 5 points. While boring, these numbers are a sign of what’s to come… Read More