BlackBerry’s U.S. Market Share Keeps Sliding – Somehow Still in 3rd Place, According to comScore

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BlackBerry hasn’t had its best market share ride in the U.S. recently, but according to the latest comScore reports, the Canadian company still has the 3rd most popular OS in the country. The report notes BlackBerry’s market share has fallen 0.4% this last quarter to 3.4%, while Windows Phone (who occupies the 4th slot) also…

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RIM to Developers: Check Out the Sensors on BlackBerry 10

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Smartphones are amazing.  Packed with a vast array of sensors, they can hear, see, feel the world around them just like we can.  With BlackBerry 10 smartphones, this is no exception.  RIM  is building BlackBerrys with many different sensors to allow developers to create powerful and connected apps. To make it easier for developers to…

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BlackBerry: The Device of Choice for the First Mobile Credit Card Transaction in Canada

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Today CIBC and Rogers Communications performed the First Mobile Creditcard transaction using a BlackBerry Bold 9900. I was lucky enough to be in attendance to witness this First for mobile payments, this marks the beginning of a new era in how we Canadians pay for everyday purchases. This historic transaction took place at Tim Hortons 56…

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BlackBerry Mobile Mouse App – Remotely Control Your PC

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KoziNet Apps have let us know that they released a new application called Mouse Mobile for BlackBerry smartphones. The application acts as a mobile mouse and keyboard and lets you fully control your PC from your BlackBerry smartphone. Here’s what else you can do: Control the keyboard/mouse Control the mouse with movement of the phone…

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Opera Mobile Web Data Shows BlackBerry Growth in Asia

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With smartphones rapidly replacing feature phones, mobile data usage as increased.  This is especially pronounce in Asia, where smartphone growth is in the hundreds of percent. Despite Nokia having a dominant role in the Asian mobile market, BlackBerry has a strong presence when it comes down to smartphones, suggesting that there is significant growth in…

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RIM’s BlackBerry 10 and the Next Generation of Mobile Computing

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You probably have been hearing a lot about BlackBerry 10 lately.   It’s the “make-it-or-break-it” chance that Research in Motion(RIM), the makers of the BlackBerry smartphone, has at reclaiming its mobile greatness.  The idea is to create a brand new QNX-based operating system to replace the Java-based one of current BlackBerry smartphones.  This should allow for…

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Mobile + Social: Why BlackBerry is Perfect

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Yup, you read that right. BlackBerry is the perfect and does a great job at combining mobile and social. StephenBB81 shared with us over at the forums the slides from a presentation by Volker Hirsch, RIM’s Global Head of Business development – Games, where he talked about BlackBerry mobile and social. Hirsch shows in these slides how games have…

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