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BlackBerry Knocks iPhone Back Down to No. 2

Though Apple Inc.’s iPhone topped Research in Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry as the domestic smartphone leader for the last half of 2008, RIM has climbed back to the No. 1 position. The BlackBerry Curve was the No. 1 selling smartphone in the United States in the first quarter of 2009. According to research firm NPD Group, […]

Smartphones: Nokia Stumbling, Analysts Cautious

Is wireless going to be the bright spot the industry is hoping it will be this year? Maybe not: Analysts are revising down their predictions for device shipments, despite spending the fourth quarter of 2008 estimating that wireless—and smartphones in particular—will continue to deliver positive sales news. The fourth quarter of 2008 actually ended up […]

The New Windows: Lucky No. 7?

With Apple gaining market share and a new opportunity in mini mobile computing percolating in the industry, its no wonder Microsoft is leaving behind the much-maligned Windows Vista operating system in favor of a refreshed approach to the market with Windows 7. But is it too little, too late?

Apple Finally Opens Up the iPhone, Goes Corporate in 2.0 Release

After a few months of bated breath on the part of tech-heads and gadget gurus everywhere, Apple Inc. on Thursday officially unveiled the long-awaited software development kit for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. In English, that means that third parties can create native applications for the hot device. Apple also announced that the next […]

Nokia Sets Sights on N.A.

Finnish handset maker Nokia said it plans to launch six to 12 new operator-specific phones in North America in 2008, with an eye to capturing a bigger market share than its current 11 percent. Nokia, which is by far the No. 1 manufacturer worldwide, only ranks No. 4 Stateside, behind Motorola Inc., Samsung Electronics and […]

Samsung Nabs No. 2 Handset Spot

Motorola Inc. has been bumped to third place in the wireless handset manufacturer race by Samsung. Gartner Inc. says Motorola ended the third quarter with a 13.1 percent share of the market, vs. Samsungs 14.5 percent market share. Nokia remains firmly in the No. 1 spot globally, and increased its share to 38.1 percent. Motorola […]

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