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BlackBerry maker RIM offers its software for Android, iOS users

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has allowed apps Google’s Android operating system to run on its BlackBerry Playbook tablet thanks to an emulator. Now it seems to want to return the favor by offering its software to Android and Apple’s iOS users. According to a story from Ars Technica, RIM ... Full Article »

November 29, 2011 2:10pm

Twitter seeks deeper Android integration with latest buy

It’s been made abundantly clear that Android isn’t the safest platform. Malware attacks have been on the rise, especially in the past year as Android devices become the most populous on the planet. A few companies have taken measures to improve Android security through encryption and backup serv ... Full Article »

November 29, 2011 9:30am

More numbers: Android, iOS account for 70 percent of all smartphones

Tracking the strength of mobile operating platforms occupies the time of more than one analysis firm in the mobile sphere, but the numbers always tell a compelling story: mostly, that Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS are really, really popular, and that means tough times for competitors. The la ... Full Article »

August 30, 2011 2:50pm

RIM, music cloud leverage Android ecosystem

Android apps are popular, even on non-Android devices. After announcing an entirely new lineup of BlackBerry devices, it seems RIM wants to make them compatible with Android apps. It’s a move that could up the appeal of BlackBerry smartphones, which have lost ground in the past year, Bloomberg rep ... Full Article »

August 26, 2011 9:14am

Research In Motion ships only 500,000 Blackberry PlayBook tabs in Q2 2011

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIMM) continues to struggle in the tablet market, posting some pretty painful second-quarter earnings information today that shows it has only shipped about 500,000 BlackBerry PlayBook tablets so far. According to a story from Mashable, RIM’s revenue has risen ... Full Article »

June 17, 2011 1:34pm

RIM enters social gaming app scene with Scoreloop acquisition

Ever behind in the app race, BlackBerry purveyor Research in Motion (RIMM) has taken a much-needed step to throw itself into the social game space by acquiring Scoreloop, which aids mobile game developers in adding social and in-app billing features to their games. An indication of RIM’s lacking p ... Full Article »

June 8, 2011 2:20pm

BlackBerry drops Google as preferred search service, Android apps from new OS

Microsoft (MSFT) and Research In Motion (RIMM) have reached an agreement to use Microsoft’s Bing search engine on RIM’s BlackBerry devices, ditching Google’s (GOOG) search in the process. Bing will now be responsible for search and mapping functions on BlackBerrys, according to an address giv ... Full Article »

May 3, 2011 2:49pm

RIM PlayBook sells 50,000 on Day One; Amazon tablet (probably) imminent

Research in Motion’s (RIMM) new tablet, the Android app-compatible PlayBook, hit the streets this week. It also sold better on its first day of shelf life than many expected, moving 50,000 tabs on April 19. Here’s a quote from’s Gadgetbox on the subject from its story: ‘The launc ... Full Article »

April 21, 2011 3:13pm

Android market share jumps 7 percentage points from November to February

Google’s (GOOG) Android operating system continues to dominate the smartphone market, with one in three handsets in the U.S. carrying the OS, according to a story from MSNBC. Market research from comScore shows that Android is continuing to pick up steam, as it has been for the last two years. Fr ... Full Article »

April 4, 2011 5:17pm

RIM’s new BlackBerry PlayBook, phones put Android apps into play

Research In Motion (RIMM) and its BlackBerrys have experienced loss of market share to smartphones on Android from Google (GOOG) as well as iPhones from Apple (AAPL). Now RIM said it plans to plant one foot in the Android world, confirming rumors in recent months that its BlackBerry PlayBook tab wi ... Full Article »

March 25, 2011 7:28am

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