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  1. BlackBerry is Now in the Race to Build Self-Driving Car Software

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    Last week, BlackBerry Ltd. outlined their plans to develop self-driving car software, at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The Waterloo-based tech company plans to build self-driving car software using their QNX operating system which will be offered as a central...
  2. RIM Updates BlackBerry Apps

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    If you've been waiting to share your Facebook status or Twitter updates with your BBM friends, Research in Motion finally got the memo. RIM announced on April 11th, that Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones, Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry Travel, BlackBerry App World and BBM...
  3. Mobilicity adds two new smartphones to its line-up

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    Mobilicity this week added the BlackBerry Curve 9380 and the Android powered HTC Amaze 4G to its line-up of smartphones. The popular which have just arrived in the Canadian marketplace this month will sell without a contract for $300 and $550 respectively. New subscribers are also eligible for...
  4. Report: Smartphone adoption reaches 40% in Canada

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    In September, 20.1 million Canadians ages 13 and older used mobile devices according to recent estimates by research firm comScore. The researchers, who extrapolate the ownership numbers using responses gleaned from online surveys, estimate that 40% of Canadian mobile users owned a smartphone...
  5. RIM introduces Blackberry Bold 9790 and Curve 9380 smartphones

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    Research In Motion (RIM) have announced the addition of two new smartphones to its line-up, the BlackBerry Bold 9790 and BlackBerry Curve 9380. Powered by the BlackBerry 7 operating system, RIM says both devices are faster than their predecessors and will feature an enhanced web browser...
  6. Report: 87 Million Americans own a Smartphone

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    Over 234 million Americans age 13 and older used mobile devices in the third quarter with over a third of them - 87.4 million - saying they owned a smartphones according to a recent report by comScore. The number of smartphone owners was up 12 percent from the preceding quarter. In its online...
  7. RIM begs forgiveness with free apps

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    Research In Motion (RIM) today announced that it will offer Blackberry users a selection of smartphone applications to help ease the pain after a global service outage prevented users from emailing and texting for several days last week. Blackberry customers, which number over 70 million...
  8. RIM may stop producing current PlayBook: report

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    Research In Motion Ltd. appears poised to discontinue its current version of the PlayBook tablet, according to a research report. Investment research firm OTR Global has issued a report saying RIM may be about to stop production of the Wi-Fi-only version of its tablet. RIM had been expected to...
  9. Worldwide sales of Smartphones up 85% in recent quarter

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    Global sales of wireless phones and smartphones were 427.8 million units in the first quarter of 2011, an increase of 19 percent from the first quarter of 2010, according to recent report from Gartner, Inc. Smartphone sales totaled 101.8 million units in the January to March timeframe, up 85...
  10. Analyst estimates 250,000 Playbooks have been sold

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    In a research note sent to clients, RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky is reporting that Research in Motion (RIM) has sold 250,000 Playbooks since its launch on April 19th. The tablet computer went on-sale April 19th at more than 20,000 retail locations in the United States and Canada...
  11. Analyst: RIMM sells 250,000 Playbooks

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    Research In Motion has sold a quarter of a million of its Playbook tablets since they went on sale in April, according to an analyst report. RBC Capital Markets said in a research note for clients that sales of the tablet computer have been steady since it was released on 19 April and are on...
  12. Almost 100 Million Smartphones sold in first quarter of 2011

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    In the first quarter of 2011, worldwide smartphone sales totaled 99.6 million units, up 79.7% from the 55.4 million units in the first quarter of 2010 according to a recent report from IDC.   The research firm attributes the rapid increase in sales to a combination of more mid-range and...
  13. Hockey Central App for Playbook released

    Smartphone/Tablet (Android, Blackberry & iOS)
    Sportsnet said today that its Hockeycentral App for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is now available. Similar to the Hockeycentral iPad application, the Playbook app is designed to keep NHL fans up-to-date on the lastest scores, stats and hockey news. BlackBerry PlayBook owners can now...
  14. Hockeycentral app for Playbook released

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    Rogers Media has announced that its Sportsnet Hockeycentral App for the BlackBerry PlayBook is now available for owners of the new tablet computer   Similar to the Hockeycentral app for the iPad, the Playbook app is designed to keep NHL fans up-to-date on the latest scores, stats and hockey...
  15. Gartner predicts 70 million tablets will be sold this year

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    The worldwide market for tablet computers is expected to climb almost fourfold in 2011 according to a recent report from Gartner. The research firm estimates 70 million tablets will be sold this year, up from 17.6 million in 2010. The firm also predicts sales of 294 million by 2015. Despite...
  16. RIM Playbook goes on sale April 19th

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    Research in Motion's (RIM) PlayBook tablet computer will go on-sale at more than 20,000 retail locations in the United States and Canada on April 19th, the company announced today. The PlayBook goes on sale in Canada just days after the launch of the Motorola android powered Xoom tablet and...
  17. Sales of mobile phones tops 340 million in third quarter

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    The Global market for mobile phones market grew 14.6% in the third quarter of this year, the fourth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, according to a recent report from the International Data Corporation (IDC). IDC says vendors shipped 340.5 million during the July to September...
  18. Android Smartphones continue to gain market share

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    According to a recent report from Comscore, 55.7 million people in the United States owned a smartphone in the three months prior to the end of August. From an operating system perspective, the big gainer during the three months ending August 31st was Google whose Android operating system is...
  19. Blackberry Playbook announced

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    As expected, Research in Motion (RIM) has announced its first tablet computer during the keynote address at its DevCon developer conference in San Francisco. The new device, which is expected to compete with the Apple iPad, will sport a seven inch touchscreen (1,024 x 600 pixels), a 1GHz...
  20. Rumour: BlackBerry Tablet to be unveiled next week

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    The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Research in Motion (RIM) will unveil the BlackBerry Tablet at a developers conference in San Francisco next week. The paper says the device, nicknamed the BlackPad will likely be released before the end of the year. Features include a seven-inch...
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