MOBILE NEWS

February 7th, 2012, 12:33 PM

Hands on With the Samsung Galaxy Note

“It could have been a server ten years ago,” remarks Samsung’s Ken Price about the device in his hand. Mr. Price, Samsung Canada’s Director of Mobile Marketing, is referring to the Samsung Galaxy Note, the company’s half-smartphone half-tablet – called a “phablet” by some – expected to be released in North America mid-February (it was [...]

February 5th, 2012, 3:54 PM

RIM’s Playbook has Reached End of Life

According to a leaked internal marketing bulletin from Telus, first posted on Mobile Syrup, Research in Motion’s Blackberry Playbook has reached its End of Life. This bulletin states that “all 3 PlayBooks are End of Life” and “inventory will not accept any returns on these devices.” A roadmap leaked in late January states that RIM [...]

January 27th, 2012, 11:06 AM

Mobile Development Chief Jon Rubinstein Leaves HP

Jon Rubinstein, who helped quarterback the launch of Apple’s iPod, and was once the CEO of now defunct Palm, has left Hewlett Packard after spending two years with the company.   In an interview with technology blog The Verge, Mr. Rubinstein said he was “going to take some well-deserved time off after four and a [...]

January 27th, 2012, 10:25 AM

It’s an iPad World. We Just Live in it.

Apple released their quarterly results earlier this week to the delight of their investors and dismay of their competitors. The theme of the results were clear: domination. Apple sells more tablets and smartphones than any of their competitors, and makes more money – to the tune of $13.06 billion – while doing it. What’s more [...]

January 24th, 2012, 4:58 PM

Despite a ‘Leaked’ Lineup and Executive Shakeup, RIM Can’t Sell Itself to Investors

Despite an executive shakeup on the weekend, and a ‘leaked’ roadmap for 2012 – 2013 posted on the Boy Genius Report, RIM’s share value continues to decline. During the Tuesday trading day RIM’s value dropped an additional 3% bringing the total loss since the company announced the executive changes to 12% (a decline of $2.07). [...]

January 24th, 2012, 3:38 PM

Cooler Master Announces NotePal D-Lite

Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer today announces a new member of the NotePal Series of laptop coolers, NotePal D-Lite. Well suited for the home or office, NotePal D-Lite keeps laptops up to 15” cool and quiet with its large 140mm fan. It features an ergonomic design that supports [...]

January 23rd, 2012, 11:37 AM

Investors Say RIM Shakeup is ‘Too Little, Too Late’

RIM’s shares – once buoyant on rumors the company was in takeover talks with Samsung – continued to slide during the Monday trading day even after the company announced it had deposed of co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis late Sunday. Investors signaled that they were underwhelmed by the shakeup, pushing RIM’s shares listed on [...]

January 22nd, 2012, 10:23 PM

RIM posts interview with new CEO Thorsten Heins

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January 22nd, 2012, 9:16 PM

RIM Ousts CEOs

Embattled smartphone manufacturer Research in Motion announced late Sunday that co-CEOs, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, were stepping down from their position effective immediately. Thorsten Heins, former Chief Operating Officer, Product Engineering, was announced as the successor to the duo. This announcement comes after rumors emerged that an independent member of the company’s board of [...]

January 20th, 2012, 3:16 PM

Acer CEO: Expect More Ultrabooks

The Chief Executive Officer of Acer says that the company is planning a massive shipment of ultrabooks in 2012 as the company has already experienced tremendous success with their first ultrabook model. Acer CEO, J.T Wang, told Digitimes that “sales of Acer’s first ultrabook, the Aspire S3, totaled about 250,000-300,000 units in the first quarter [...]