Apple and Google blow away RIM in US market share
Jul06

Apple and Google blow away RIM in US market share

The future looks dark for Research in Motion in the US, as statistics indicate that Android and iPhone devices top BlackBerry in terms of market share. According to Comscore, Google and Apple have the top smartphone platforms in the US, with 38.1 per cent and 26.6 per cent share. RIM lags behind in third with 24.7 per cent of the market. Palm and Microsoft were quite a way behind the top three The statistics are particularly worrying...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hits the UK on 4 August
Jun24

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 hits the UK on 4 August

Samsung will release the 10-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab in the UK at the beginning of August. A successor to the reasonably popular original 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, it will launch with the latest version of Android in Honeycomb 3.1, specially optimised for tablets. Samsung also announced that the Galaxy Tab 8.9 will come out later this year, as the company tries to keep all the bases covered. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1...

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Huawei makes Android 3.2 splash with Honeycomb dual-core 7-inch MediaPad
Jun20

Huawei makes Android 3.2 splash with Honeycomb dual-core 7-inch MediaPad

Chinese firm Huawei is making its move into the burgeoning tablet market, launching a powerful-looking 7-inch tablet running Android 3.2 Honeycomb. Launched in Singapore, the Huawei MediaPad is driven by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor from Qualcomm and comes with a version of Google’s operating system that isn’t available yet. This power makes it significantly more attractive than last year’s 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, which now seems...

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BlackBerry PlayBook is now on UK sale, a Selfridges first
Jun15

BlackBerry PlayBook is now on UK sale, a Selfridges first

If you’re looking for the BlackBerry PlayBook, RIM’s first attempt to take a piece of the tablet market pie, then hop along to posh old Selfridges down in London’s Oxford Street. The tablet is now available at the department store ahead of a nationwide launch tomorrow, at £399 for a 16GB model, £479 for a 32GB version and £559 for a stonking 64GB of storage. It’ll be available at most popular retailers. Previously RIM announced that...

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Nokia’s woes continue as it prepares to close UK online store
Jun15

Nokia’s woes continue as it prepares to close UK online store

Embattled smartphone giant Nokia is to close its online store in the UK, another sign that its failure over Symbian and delay in bringing forth a Windows Phone 7 is costing the company. In a brief statement, Nokia said “We are planning to close our channel structure and focus our resources on key trade customers.” It joins planned closures of other online Nokia stores around the world, and appears to be a company-wide strategy by the...

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