MOBILE NEWS

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 [...]

March 29th, 2012, 10:18 AM

Research Firm Thinks Android Will Eclipse Windows by 2016

2016 will be the dawn of the post-PC world, according to a report by market research firm IDC. If IDC’s report holds true the number of Android-based devices running on ARM CPUs will reach a 31.1% market share in 2016, whereas Windows devices on the x86 platform will slip from a current 35.9% to 25.1% market share. [...]

March 28th, 2012, 1:59 PM

Despite Early Critics, Samsung’s Galaxy Note a Strong Seller

Samsung reported today that it has sold 5 million units of its half phone, half tablet – or “phablet” – device, the Galaxy Note. This comes as a surprise to many critics, who projected the device would flop due to its unorthodox size and reliance on a stylus. According to a statement from Samsung, in [...]

March 22nd, 2012, 4:13 PM

Hiring at RIM: iOS Developers

In a play that many saw as a mark of a beginning of an exit from the hardware market, Research in Motion (RIM) released the Blackberry Mobile Fusion – a hardware agnostic evolution of their current Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) technology – in late November. Now, it appears that the company is doubling-down on their efforts to [...]

March 22nd, 2012, 3:31 PM

Acer Launches Acer Iconia A510 Tablet

Acer today debuts its first quad-core tablet in North America, the Acer Iconia Tab A510 with an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor.  It is designed to deliver outstanding performance and a visually rich experience for mobile game playing and entertainment such as enjoying video and lifestyle apps. In addition, the new 10.1-inch tablet Acer Iconia Tab [...]