Yet another U.S. government department is planning to ditch RIM in favor of alternatives, such as the iPhone, dubbing the BlackBerry platform "unacceptable."
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RIM has lost yet another exclusive major government client: this time around it's the U.S. Department of Defense that is looking to pitch iPhones to its employee base, dropping the previously favored BlackBerry.
The as-yet-unexplained outage seems to be affecting some of Vodafone customers in the UK and other parts of EMEA, although the blame appears to be on RIM's side rather than the operator's.
What does beleaguered device maker RIM need to do to halt BlackBerry's slide? The key lies in whether it gets developer relations right and fends off fragmentation with the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS.
While one RIM executive believes BlackBerry still holds the niche government market, competing Android and iPhone devices seeking security certification could really rock the boat.
The Commonwealth Bank has revealed that it's unlikely to pour significant developer resources into making applications for BlackBerry users, with a senior bank executive saying that the mobile space will soon only be a race between Apple's iOS, Google's Android and Windows Phone.
If your phone contract is about to expire, there's a very good chance that the next phone you get will be an all-singing, all-dancing smartphone. But which operating system should you go for?
No support planned as yet for Windows Phone, but it could be added if there is demand.
Google's mobile OS to make significant gains in enterprise smartphone market, say analysts...
Research In Motion has unveiled the compensation it will offer customers affected by last week's massive outage, including free downloads of apps such as Siri rival Vlingo
Our satirical take on the week...
Information Appliance Associates on Tuesday released BerryMover, an app can bring Blackberry data files over to the iPhone.
Apple may be plotting a low-cost iPhone---most likely the 3GS---in a move to tackle emerging markets, prepaid plans and midmarket customers. This working class iPhone would disrupt Android, RIM and Nokia.
Research In Motion's new Bold 9900 and Bold 9930 smartphones are the first BlackBerry devices to support the contactless communications tech used in travelcards
Research In Motion (RIM) has announced plans at BlackBerry World 2011 for a multiplatform upgrade to BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) that will allow it to also support and manage iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets.
Really? RIM bought Tungle.me? A social, innovative scheduling platform that even has an iPhone app? Go figure.
Linux and PHP developers in demand, along with iPhone and BlackBerry expertise…
Figures from analysts at IDC show more than 100 million smartphones were shipped in the fourth quarter of last year, overtaking PC shipments for the first time
Facebook's 200 million mobile users now have access to special offers via Facebook Places
With iPhone joining the best wireless carrier in North America, and 4G LTE Android devices soon to follow, is RIM's BlackBerry business due for some heavy turbulence?
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