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Canadians are still buying BlackBerrys more than any other smartphone, in stark contrast to the mobile whims of their southern neighbours.
Research In Motion Ltd. held 35.8% of the Canadian smartphone market in September, according to new data from market research firm comScore Inc., giving the Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry maker the top spot in its home market. More than eight million Canadians owned a smartphone by early October, the report said, representing 40% of Canada’s mobile market… Read More
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Research In Motion is introducing a software tool giving corporate customers the option of linking employees’ personal iPhones to the BlackBerry network without compromising security.
The move, announced on Tuesday, acknowledges the deep inroads made by Apple and Google’s Android devices in the global smartphone market, especially among younger users… Read More
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Walk around any Canadian city and you’ll no doubt see people tapping on smartphones, reading e-books at cafés or swiping through a game of Angry Birds.
But what devices are we toting around, exactly? Ipsos Reid wanted to find out as part of its “Mobil-ology” study, conducted across Canada in January and August of 2011.
Despite Research in Motion’s high-profile troubles, BlackBerry is the no. 1 smartphone platform with 38 per cent market share in August, says Ipsos Reid. This number is down from 41 per cent in January, however. Apple now has a quarter of the market at 25 per cent, up two percentage points since January. Android-based devices – from the likes of Samsung, LG, HTC, Motorola and Sony – collectively captured 27 per cent of the market in August (up 1 point from January)… Read More
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After spending nearly a week with three of Research in Motion’s (RIM) new BlackBerry smartphones it’s clear the new hardware will impress current users itching for an upgrade, but won’t likely woo new customers away from their iPhone, Android or Windows Phone 7 device.
A lot rides on these new smartphones, as the once-mighty Waterloo Ont. company attempts to regain lost market share, falling profits and a stock value that’s a fraction at what it was in 2008… Read More
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The smartphone turf war between Research in Motion and Apple Inc. will hit home for the BlackBerry maker on Saturday when the California-based technology giant opens its first retail store in RIM’s own backyard.
The new Apple Store in Waterloo, Ont. is about a 10 minute drive from RIM’s front steps, and carries with it an extra sting: it will be the local hub for the popular iPhone and iPad devices which have been the root of grief for RIM in recent months… Read More
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As stock markets digested news of Research in Motion’s job cuts and details of its latest BlackBerry leaked out ahead of an official announcement, analysts said it’s no sure bet whether shedding 2,000 employees will help the high-tech giant in the long run.
If the job cuts are in RIM’s hardware division, it was the right move, according to Tavis C. McCourt, a technology analyst for Morgan Keegan & Co. If it was software developers, that could be a problem, he added… Read More
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