Could BlackBerry learn from WebOS’ open source life support system?

You can't help but wonder if we're seeing the last days of the BlackBerry platform as an active and healthy member of the mobility ecosystem. Gartner Inc. put out a report advising its

Published on: October 8th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Silicon Valley tech firms under legal scrutiny for ‘anti-poaching’ agreements

The Justice Department in the United States has sued several tech giants including eBay, Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, Lucasfilm, and Pixar over an anti-poaching agreement that was in place between 2006 and

Published on: December 5th, 2012 Monica Goyal

HP TouchPad firesale returns via eBay this Sunday

Just when we thought the $99 Hewlett-Packard TouchPad was gone forever, the tablet that refuses to die is coming back for one last sale, according to online reports. A limited quantity of refurbished

Published on: December 9th, 2011 Ian Paul

HP TouchPad sells out on steep discounts

Some retailers sold out remaining Hewlett-Packard TouchPad tablets in just a few hours on Saturday after heavily discounted prices attracted buyers to the last remaining units of the soon-to-be defunct tablet. The TouchPad

Published on: August 22nd, 2011 Agam Shah

HP TouchPad debuts webOS for tablets

When Hewlett-Packard's TouchPad tablet based on webOS 3.0 hits stores July 1, it will face the same fate as every other tablet being released to market – a comparison to Apple's iPad. But

Published on: June 29th, 2011 Brian Jackson

HP TouchPad, Palm Pre 3 hands-on preview

The HP stand here at Mobile World Congress has been overrun all week. HP is giving stand demonstrations of its TouchPad 10in tablet, announced only last week. As the biggest PC maker in the world,

Published on: February 17th, 2011 Rosemary Hattersley

Businesses urged to focus on support for BlackBerry, Android and iPhone systems

Businesses should support a range of mobile phone operating systems, but focus their efforts on the Blackberry, Android, and iPhone operating systems, according to analysts at Forrester Research. Those systems are among the

Published on: November 4th, 2010 Antony Savvas

iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android now in HP-Palm’s sights

I guess it's innemitable. With recent announcement of Hewlett-Packards purchase of Palm Inc. the idea of a "iPhone killer" will eventually surface. Of course, why would HP bother to snap up the ailing

Published on: April 30th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Apple’s lawsuit against HTC could be bad for … everyone

I'm not a reflexive enemy of the U.S. patent system. But having spent the day mulling over Apple's lawsuit against High Tech Computer (HTC) over smartphone-related patents, it still feels like the move

Published on: March 4th, 2010 Harry McCracken and Dan Nystedt

Palm may not last the year, industry pundits say

Smartphone industry pundits wonder whether Palm Inc. can survive another year, given the company's report today that its new smartphone sales failed to meet expectations. Palm said that its revenues for the year

Published on: March 3rd, 2010 Matt Hamblen

The scoop on Blackberry “Storm 2” – new RIM device likely to include WiFi

Not one week after the first images of Research In Motion's (RIM) unannounced Onyx 96xx, a.k.a. Driftwood, smartphone hit the Web, a handful of pics of RIM's much anticipated BlackBerry Storm successor, currently

Published on: May 19th, 2009 Al Sacco

BlackBerry Storm sales bode well for Research in Motion

Research In Motion announced financial results on Thursday that matched a warning it gave earlier this month, but executives said sales of the BlackBerry Storm touch-screen handset and other new products are brightening

Published on: December 22nd, 2008 Stephen Lawson and Matt Hamblen

Device convergence has arrived, and the smart phone is the clear winner

At press time a deal had yet to transpire, but even if the company that pioneered the handheld gets shuffled off to a new owner, a shadow hangs over its future, and that

Published on: April 17th, 2007 Shane Schick

Companies should prepare for iPhones

Image-conscious executives who want to own the latest tech gadgets might put their companies at risk if they try to connect iPhones to corporate networks, warns an analyst.To guard against such eventualities, IT

Published on: February 23rd, 2007 Poonam Khanna