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 plans to woo CIOs to keep its enterprise base as it battles Apple encroachment and pitches its mobile device management tools.
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.
Gartner figures today show that while the iPhone blew all other smartphones out the water in sales, Apple should expect a slowdown in Q1.
No support planned as yet for Windows Phone, but it could be added if there is demand.
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 (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.
Gartner is projecting that by 2015, Windows Mobile will be the second most popular smartphone operating system, after Android. This will put it ahead of both Apple's iOS and RIM's BlackBerry.
Sales of media tablets such as Apple's iPad, Samsung's Galaxy Tab and an army of other competitors from RIM, Motorola and Hewlett-Packard will give global IT spending a boost, says Gartner.
Research in Motion may have the largest share of the smartphone market in the U.S but the real smartphone battle to watch is featuring Apple and Google.
O2 launches the UK's first sustainability consumer eco index for mobile phones. However, Apple has refused to disclose performance information for the iPhone and RIM will only be ready to have Blackberry join the initiative sometime next year.
While RIM tried to copy emulate the Apple success formula by announcing secretive press conference, and then using said conference to announce the new Touch 9800, it's clear that RIM's new baby was no iPhone killer. But it doesn't matter, because BlackBerrys are still very popular ... but why are they so popular?
Or is Apple now secure enough for your enterprise?
Two different surveys released this week show the Android platform is gobbling up US and worldwide market share from other smartphone operating systems including Apple's iPhone OS and RIM BlackBerry.
Research in Motion had a massive advantage in the smart phone market when Apple first launched the iPhone -- and we all know what happened next. RIM has had to withstand that blow against its BlackBerry brand, as well as seeing the Android platform making significant inroads with smart phone buyers.
Apple's iPhone and iPad are increasingly being adopted in the enterprise and secure enough for most firms, but high-security companies are likely to stick with Research in Motion's BlackBerry platform, according to a Forrester Research report.
During Apple's much-publicized press conference yesterday regarding the antenna in the iPhone 4, CEO Steve Jobs cited several other smartphones with similar problems - including the BlackBerry. RIM execs aren't buying the story.
RIM BlackBerry, Google Android phones topple Apple's iPhone in overall sales for the first quarter of 2010, according to the NPD Group.
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