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Android Coming To RIM/Blackberry Playbook Next Month

RIM is recovering from a really bad quarter. The Waterloo Canada based company missed their mark for Playbook sales badly.  They are preparing a major update and overhaul to their flagship tablet. The long awaited update to the Blackberry Playbook tablet will bring native email, calendar, contacts and the Android app player. Once the Android

comScore: Android Still On Top

The latest comScore numbers are out and Android is of course still on top.  Smartphones as a whole increased a full 10%  from April 2011 to 82.2 million.  Google’s Android operating system increased  from 36.4% to 41.8% while Apple’s iOS moved up one percentage point from 26% to 27%. Both Android and iOS’s increase were

Samsung Taking On iMessage & BBM With ChatOn

Hey BBM loyalists who are sticking with RIM just for BBM chat, Samsung may have just fixed that problem for you Meet ChatOn.  In addition to a new tablet, revamped Galaxy S II and something called the Galaxy Note, Samsung is expected to release a cross platform instant messaging/chat application that is supposed to work

Verizon To Ask President Obama To Intervene In Smartphone Patent Debacle?

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Verizon Wireless, the nation’s biggest wireless carrier, is going to ask President Obama to intervene in the current smartphone patent wars. Apple, Microsoft, HTC, Samsung, Sony, LG, Motorola and more are all in some kind of patent lawsuit with one another centering around smartphone and tablet

Nokia and RIM surge after Google and Motorola announcement

Nokia and Research In Motion both surged following the announcement of Google’s intent to purchase Motorola Mobility.  Why?  It is simple, Microsoft.  The feeling around Wall Street seemed to be – they have to do something.  While Nokia seems the obvious choice to (most) people, Research In Motion was mentioned quite a few times.  Nokia

Sprint’s Playbook Play: CANCELLED

The Silicon Alley Insider is reporting, by way of the Wall Street Journal, that Sprint has decided to cancel plans for a 4G Blackberry Playbook. The Blackberry Playbook 4G has been rumored for the last 6 months and was supposed to come out this summer.  After a bunch of delays, Sprint has officially pulled the

Android Has Almost 3X The Global OS Market Share Of iOS

Gartner released their second quarter 2011 findings on Thursday. The great news was for Android.  Actually it turns out Android and Apple command almost 62% of the total global smartphone market share. When you break it down though Android has 43.4% of the market and iOS has 18.3% of the global market. Symbian actually edges

Shocker: Blackberry Users Have The Most Klout

Klout has just published a blog post about which types of smartphones the people with the most Klout have.  The original blog post pitted Android and iPhone against each other. Klouts data revealed that smartphone owners as a whole had, on an average, more Klout than average social media users.  However in the original post

American’s Prefer Smartphones To Sex

GPS company Telenav has just released findings from a rather interesting survey. The Telenav survey revealed how American’s prefer their smartphones over some basic human interactions and everyday things.  The biggest finding was that a third of American’s would rather give up sex than their smartphones. Other findings included that 50 percent of people would

Android Vs iPhone Map Reveals Interesting Information

While we constantly report on the top research firms in the wireless industry like Comscore, Nielsen, Millennial Media, IDC, Strategy Analytics and more, the message has become clear.  Android is dominating in the United States.  While numbers can be forced out all the time, nothing shows things off better than a picture. This image from

Russian Government Considering PlayBook or Android, iPad Banned?

According to the Financial Post the Russian government has growing concerns with the security options available on Apple’s iPad. According to reports the Russian government is looking for a tablet platform for it’s government workers that is more cryptographically secure.  RIM’s Playbook, Android or a device built by a Russian agency are all in contention

Get Jar Gets 2 Billionth Download

Our friends at Getjar have just reached a hefty milestone. They just had their 2 billionth download (billion with a “B”).  Getjar is the largest independent app store around. They serve apps for all operating systems and have had some pretty big exclusive launches this year including Angry Birds and Cut The Rope. 2 billion

Come on, Eric WTF

It’s no secret that RIM is in trouble in fact just today they announced that they are laying off 2,000 people across the globe.  But that doesn’t stop Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, from using a Blackberry in public. The folks over at Android Central’s sister site,, have posted a photo captured over the

Quick Video Guide To The HTC Status On AT&T “The Facebook Phone”

Last fall when rumors started surfacing about Facebook and a smartphone it was originally believed that Facebook was working on their own phone.  At the beginning of 2011 it was revealed that Facbeook wasn’t working on their own phone.  Rather, HTC was doing some deep integration on some forthcoming Android phones, and they were adding

Silly iPhone Fan 4G Is For Android

Wow this is interesting.. In a study called the Retrevo Gadgetology Report it was revealed that 1/3 of the iPhone users polled thought their iPhone had 4G. The logic behind that is because the previous model of the iPhone was the 3G and the 3Gs, naturally the iPhone 4 even without the G, is still

LG Offers Blackberry Styled Mid Range Android Device LG Optimus C660

Good news for our overseas readers. LG will be releasing the LG Optimus C660. This new device from LG is a mid-range handset that sports both a full sized vertical qwerty keyboard, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The LG Optimus C660 also features a 2.8inch QVGA display, 3 megapixel rear facing camera, wi-fi and GPS.

New Motorola Portrait Qwerty Android Headed To Sprint

Earlier this year, while speaking at the Bank Of America/Merill Lynch technology summit, Motorola Mobility CEO, Sanjay Jha kept eluding to the fact that they would be working with Sprint.  A couple of weeks later in New York City Sanjay Jha stood alongside Sprint CEO Dan Hesse to introduce the Motorola Photon 4G and the