Remember when Barack Obama fought tooth and nail to keep his BlackBerry after being elected President of the United States? Judging from comments made this week, it sounds like he'd gladly trade it for an iPhone, if only he could.
It's only been fifteen months since Research in Motion founder Mike Lazaridis stepped down as co-CEO of the troubled company, but the smartphone pioneer will soon be retiring from the board of directors as well.
Bold move or suicidal jump? BlackBerry maker Research in Motion kicked off its global launch of new handsets on Wednesday by announcing the company is changing its name to match that of its once-iconic brand, a move that seemed to impress more people than the actual handsets it introduced. It remains to be seen if BlackBerry's big bold move will be enough to get smartphone users back on its side, but clearly the company isn't afraid to roll the dice and see where it takes them.
It must be tough to be a public figure in any line of work, with the media constantly waiting to pounce on every word you speak. Such is the case with Dell CEO Michael Dell, who once famously suggested that Apple had no hope of recovery and should simply close its doors and return money to the shareholders. Read on to find out why that statement is so ironic nearly 16 years later...
While some of us are focused on tomorrow's Mayan apocalypse, smartphone makers have more pressing problems -- like how to shake the possibility that they may have their own real apocalypse to worry about.
Remember BlackBerry 10? Although the revamped mobile platform has become more notable for its delays than innovation, it seems Research in Motion will finally be letting the cat out of the bag in January.
You gotta wonder what life is like inside the walls of BlackBerry maker Research in Motion. While analysts tend to be hard even on companies like Apple who are on top of the world, they particularly seem to like kicking companies like RIM when they're down -- and that's exactly what happened on Tuesday, with a report that BlackBerry 10 may now be delayed until March of next year, which seems like an eternity in mobile OS time. But wait! There's more...
Lots of cool stuff to chat about on this final Friday morning of September, 2012, including iPhone 5 support for Netflix and Camera+ as well as an all-new iPad edition of the latter. And hey, looks like our parent company is raking in the scratch thanks to Apple's Newsstand, so pop the cork on the champagne for that!
Before we all take a mid-week day off here in the United States for eating hamburgers and hot dogs, drinking beer and watching stuff explode in the night sky, the tech world is busy grinding out plenty of news for this lazy Tuesday. And hey, you don't want to miss a single scrap of news, right? Without further ado, let's dive right into today's news for Tuesday, July 3, 2012.
Happy iPhone anniversary day! Five years ago, Apple's little smartphone that could was released to the unwashed masses and the industry hasn't been the same since. The anniversary caps off a busy month with new product announcements from Apple, Microsoft and Google, and not so coincidentally also finds Virgin Mobile now selling the iPhone today. Before you head out to buy yours, click ahead and catch up with the rest of the news for Friday, June 29, 2012!