Jason Perlow and Veeam's Rick Vanover discuss the merits of Apple iOS, Google Android, Microsoft Windows Phone and RIM BlackBerry 10.
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Britain's love affair with Apple products appears to be continuing, as Apple's iOS-based handsets enjoy a greater market share in the UK than globally. Android, however, remains the OS to beat.
With BBM's free messaging functionality no longer a unique selling point for the BlackBerry platform, RIM has decided to bake in a Skype-like voice feature. However, it will only work over Wi-Fi.
BlackBerry 10 looks like the offspring of an Android and Microsoft Windows Phone one-night stand gone awry. But that's ok because RIM still has assets worth pondering.
RIM is now licensing Microsoft's exFAT file system technology.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins calling Microsoft's Windows Phone strategy confusing is a pot calling kettle black moment.
RIM needs to make sure it has the fundamentals in place if it wants to be a player in the smartphone market. That means it needs to learn the same lesson that Microsoft did a few years back.
While Apple and Google enjoy success at the top, RIM and Microsoft are left trying to define their place in the smartphone world. IMHO, Microsoft has the advantage.
comScore's latest mobile market share figures suggest a shift away from BlackBerry phones, leaving it in a share slump, while Android and iOS maintain good growth.
The sad reality in smartphone land for RIM and Microsoft today boils down to this: It's an Android and iOS world. You just live in it.
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.
When you're a platform, how transparent do you need to be?Last week we spent time talking to both RIM and Microsoft about their next mobile platforms.
The Canadian smartphone maker has launched its business tie-in with Microsoft's Office 365 productivity suite, allowing subscribers to access sync and security features at no extra cost
Nielsen's latest smartphone 'state of the union' is in. While Android and Apple beat the trousers off RIM, Nokia and Microsoft continue to struggle.
An AT&T executive talked up Apple's iPhone 4S and AT&T's launch, but also spent a lot of time giving Microsoft Windows Phone and Windows 8 props.
RIM's latest service, currently in beta, links Microsoft's cloud-based productivity suite with BlackBerry smartphones, delivering mobile access to Exchange-hosted email, calendar and contacts.
Quanta Computer, a designer/developer that helped create the RIM PlayBook and Amazon Kindle Fire products, has signed a patent-licensing deal with Microsoft.
Does Google's acquisition of Motorola mean it's finally time for Microsoft to buy Nokia or RIM? I still don't see the potential gains from a handset-maker purchase offsetting the losses.
Apple, Google, RIM and HP all have integrated mobile stacks. Does this spell doom or opportunity for Microsoft and Windows Phone 7?
Could re-examining unused patents change the lawsuit landscape?The recent flurry of patent lawsuits between Oracle, Google, Lodys, Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Barnes & Noble, Nokia, RIM, Kodak and just about every technology company you can think of, between themselves and from a host of patent-holding companies shows no sign of dying down.
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