RIM continues slide in smartphone market share: Gartner

Apple Inc. saw record sales of its iPhone during the fourth quarter of 2011, becoming the world’s top smartphone vendor as Research in Motion (RIM) recorded disappointing results, according to Gartner Inc.The Stamford,

Published on: February 15th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Windows Phone 8 leak reveals NFC and integrated Skype: blogs

Deep integration with Windows 8 and SkyDrive, NFC support, and variable screen sizes for mobile devices are among the wealth of new features coming to the next version of Windows Phone, including according to two

Published on: February 3rd, 2012 Ian Paul

Sub-zero smartphones: which devices can bear the cold? [Infographic]

Some smart phone manufacturers don't allow their devices to be used in cold weather while others guarantee smooth functioning even in -20 degrees Celsius (-3 degrees Fahrenheit).According to Apple, its iPhones can be

Published on: February 3rd, 2012

Windows Mango – Nokia Lumia 800 and 710

by Yale Holder Let’s face it, Nokia and the North American market are like oil and water – they don’t go well together. In fact, Nokia has lost significant market share over the

Published on: November 8th, 2011 Yale Holder

Nokia set to unveil Windows Mango phones Wednesday

The moment of truth has come for Nokia: the company isexpected to launch its first phones based on Microsoft's Windows PhoneOS Wednesday at Nokia World in London. CEO Stephen Elop will have toconvince

Published on: October 25th, 2011

Android wins top spot in global smartphone market share

The smartphone war seems to have been won definitively by Android, according to the latest data on Android's share of smartphones brought to global market over the past year.Behind that truth, however, the

Published on: September 9th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Google acquires Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion

Google has entered into an agreement to acquire the mobile phone maker Motorola Mobility for about US$12.5 billion, the company said on Monday.Google has offered about $40 per share in cash, a premium

Published on: August 15th, 2011 Mikael Ricknas and Brad Reed

Video Rewind: Nokia’s mobile deal with Microsoft

Looking at today's mobile landscape, it pretty much looks like a two-way battle between platforms offered up by Google Inc. (Android) and Apple Inc. (iOS) with BlackBerry a fading third place. So why

Published on: August 9th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Why Windows Phone 7 will

Microsoft has a relatively long history with mobile operating systems, stretching back to the mid-1990s and Windows CE. Developed originally for "embedded systems," Windows CE quickly found its way into PDAs and eventually

Published on: August 9th, 2011 Jeff Vance

First Windows ‘Mango’ phone waterproof, has 13 MP camera

The first smartphone based on the new "Mango" edition of Microsoft's Windows Phone platform was unveiled on Wednesday in Tokyo.The phone is the first of several handsets due over the next few months,

Published on: July 27th, 2011 Martyn Williams

Windows Phone ‘Mango’ update unveiled with new phones

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled many new features to its Windows Phone software but it left out a few that some people had hoped to see. It said it will add 500 features, many

Published on: May 24th, 2011 Nancy Gorhing

BlackBerry and Microsoft join forces on mobile search, maps

Microsoft's investment in putting its Bing search and maps in BlackBerry mobile devices by the fall holiday season pits Research in Motion and Microsoft against Google in a massive scramble for mobile search

Published on: May 4th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

RIM continues slide in eyes of mobile analysts

Another quarter ended with Research in Motion missing from IDC's ranking of Top 5 worldwide mobile phone makers as the Canadian manufacturer continues to face growing competition, much of it from lesser-known companies

Published on: May 2nd, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Symbian OS most threatened mobile platform, McAfee says

Threats to smartphones and tablet devices were increasingly common in 2010, according to research by Internet security company McAfee Inc. The firm released its Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2010 this week—a report that

Published on: February 10th, 2011 Harmeet Singh