Research in Motion

iPhone owners very loyal, BlackBerry not so much

Apple has an 89-percent retention rate, according to a survey conducted by UBS Research. The research firm polled 515 smartphone owners asking which phones they owned and their next smartphone purchase. The results are good news for Apple, not so much for RIM and Nokia.

Will the iPhone Stay on the Path of Growth?

Google’s Android OS was the big mobile story for 2010, thanks to dozens of new devices launched by the likes of Samsung, Motorola and HTC, leading many to wonder how long can iPhone continue to grow. Unlike the skeptics, I believe Apple isn’t done just yet.

Android or Not, iPhone Is the Most Desired & Top Smartphone

While Android has come on like gangbusters, Apple’s iOS has pushed aside BlackBerry to become the top current smartphone platform as of October, according to Nielsen Co., and the most desired smartphone for future purchases. Android, meanwhile, is most desired among current feature phone owners.

Android Still on Top; Now Crushing BlackBerry

Google’s Android operating system solidified its place at the top of the charts in the U.S. with 44 percent of the market, according to a pair of reports out today. Both Android and Apple are putting pressure on Research in Motion.

Windows Phone 7 Has BlackBerry in Its Sights

Windows Phone 7 is a total departure for Microsoft specifically and the smartphone space in general, and RIM should be worried about it. RIM has only recently rolled out BlackBerry 6, and the reaction to it was not enthusiastic. WP7 beats RIM at its own game.

Nielsen: Android Surges to No. 1 in Recent Sales

Nielsen is adding its voice to the chorus of research firms confirming the ascension of Android. Nielsen said among recent acquirers of smartphones in the last six months through August, Android was the top platform with 32 percent of purchases, followed by the iPhone and RIM.

Nokia Ovi Store Gets 2.3 M Downloads Daily

When thoughts turn toward the big app stores in the U.S., Apple’s store and the Android Market come to mind. Nokia needs to be included in that list, as the Ovi Store is currently seeing 2.3 million downloads per day. That’s big by anybody’s standards.

BlackBerry Tablet: Timely or Folly?

Rumors say RIM will be launching the long-rumored BlackBerry Tablet early next week. The “BlackPad” is timed to help RIM compete with the iPad and the score of Android tablets expected to hit the market in the next few months. Good timing, or pure folly?

BlackBerry Announcement: What the Web Is Saying

RIM held a major press event in NYC this morning to unveil the new BlackBerry Torch and officially launch BlackBerry 6. This is a big roll-out for the future of the BlackBerry, so let’s take a look to see what the web is saying.

Comparing Android Phone Shipments With iPhone, BlackBerry

No matter if you consider Google’s shuttering the Nexus One online store a success or failure, the Android platform is growing at an astounding rate. Google’s tells us that 65,000 Android phones are shipping every day. Let’s compare it to two of its biggest rivals.

Skype Starts Closed Beta For BlackBerry App

Skype has started a private, closed beta for a Skype application for the BlackBerry platform, reports Engadget. Skype is already on the iPho…

Smartphone Sales To Flatline?

While most analysts are predicting strong growth in the smartphone sector — or at least, some growth — Nomura analyst Richard Windsor beli…

CES Wire: MS Tag; Skype; Sling, Slacker On RIM

— MS Releases Tag For IPhone: Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) has released its second iPhone application, Tag. It “enables users to instantly access…

Nokia Close To Announcing Something Big

Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is apparently close to announcing something really, really big. The announcement is set to be made in Barcelona at Nokia W…

Wall Street Woes Weigh On RIM

Another reason for RIM (NSDQ: RIMM) to keep plugging away hard at the consumer market: the Wall Street meltdown. Some 40,000 workers may en…

Moto And RIM Sue Each Other Over Patents

Blackberry maker Research in Motion (NSDQ: RIMM), which knows a thing or two about patent lawsuits, is headed back to court. According to fi…