MOBILE NEWS

May 8th, 2012, 11:10 AM

RIM Fills Vacant Executive Positions

In what was likely the most watched executive nomination process of the quarter, RIM has filled the two vacant positions on its executive team with long time industry veterans:  Kristian Tear to the position of Chief Operating Officer, and Frank Boulben to Chief Marketing Officer. The appointments of Ms. Tear and Mr. Boulben come at [...]

May 7th, 2012, 2:22 PM

Apple’s Ultrabook: A $799 Macbook Air

As Intel prepares for the second phase of Ultrabook rollouts, rumors have emerged from Asia that Apple may release a $799 Macbook Air later this year. This rumor come from Digitimes, a publication with a roster of sources that is impressive in size, but sometimes leaves a lot to be desired in accuracy. Digitimes cites sources [...]

May 3rd, 2012, 4:11 PM

Blackberry World Conference Wrap: Is Blackberry 10 RIM’s Saviour?

As Research in Motion prepares for what could be its final battle against Apple and Android with Blackberry 10, the company’s stock price has slipped to a level not seen since December 2003 because of mixed reaction to RIM’s offerings at the Blackberry World conference. RIM’s shares lost approximately 5% of its value during in [...]

May 3rd, 2012, 12:44 PM

Samsung Launches Galaxy S III at Splashy London Event

A day after multiple market research reports indicate that Samsung is the new smartphone leader, and on the eve on RIM’s last attempt to remain relevant in the smartphone game with the launch of their new Blackberry OS, Samsung has unveiled what they hope will be their kingmaker – the Galaxy S III. Featuring a [...]

May 1st, 2012, 5:47 PM

RIM Admits to Being Behind Samsung-Esque Anti-Apple Publicity Stunt

Research in Motion, which is flirting with a 5% market share in North America, has taken responsibility for a series of Apple-targeted publicity stunts in Australia revolving around the theme “Wake Up”, which bare a striking resemblance to a Samsung campaign of last year. As per a statement to The Sydney Morning Herald, RIM took [...]

May 1st, 2012, 1:12 PM

Multiple Reports Confirm Samsung Leads the Mobile Pack

Reports from research groups IDC, Juniper Research, and ComScore all show that Samsung is now the market leader in the smartphone sector — usurping Apple from that position. Hardware Canucks reported last week about a discrepancy in initial quarterly mobile market share reports. Market research firm iSuppli reported that Samsung shipped 32-million smartphones, while rival firm [...]

April 30th, 2012, 3:55 PM

Ice Cream Sandwich Available Now to Samsung Galaxy Users

Starting today, Samsung Galaxy users in Canada can download the latest Android update: Ice Cream Sandwich. “We are passionate about providing the best possible mobile experience to Canadians and the upgrade to Android 4.0 will offer an improved user experience for Samsung GALAXY devices,” said Paul Brannen, Vice President Mobile Communications at Samsung Canada, in a [...]

April 19th, 2012, 12:25 PM

Digitimes: 32 Windows 8 Tablets Expected in 2012

According to a report by Digitimes, 32 Windows 8 based tablets will be available from first party vendors by the end of 2012. This mass release of tablets is part of a plan to push the global market share of the iPad down to 50% by the end of 2013. Digitimes reports that noted vendors [...]

April 11th, 2012, 1:57 PM

Is Microsoft Trying to Roll up the Patents of RIM?

As RIM’s decline continues, rumors that rivals are waiting to pick apart the company for patents – like vultures on dead prey – continue to get more fervent. First, in December, the Wall Street Journal reported that a joint Microsoft-Nokia-RIM deal could possibly be in the works. Then, in January, reports emerged that Samsung was [...]

March 30th, 2012, 12:07 PM

As RIM Posts First Quarterly Loss, CEO Weighs Options

After Research in Motion (RIM) posted its first quarterly loss on Thursday, and saw co-founder Jim Balsillie resign from its board, the company’s new CEO, Thorsten Heins, acknowledged that “strategic opportunities” needed to be explored. “I have assessed many aspects of RIM’s business during my first 10 weeks as CEO. I have confirmed that the [...]