Tag Archives: RIM

Pentagon to give seal of approval to iPhone and Galaxy phones

The US government’s Department of Defense will soon have more options when it comes to purchasing a business smartphone for use for official government purposes. The Pentagon is expected to officially approve both Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy line of phones for use by employees of the Department of Defense. Both companies have been battling…

Apple iPhone global market share grew by 47% in 2012

When it comes to shipping quantities of smartphones (or any phone for that matter) no one tops Samsung. With the rising popularity of its high-end Galaxy S range as well as the attractive low-end devices like the Galaxy Ace, it has ensured every corner of the market is covered. And it tells. Last year it was one of only two companies to show growth in…

iPhones replacing Blackberries for Australian airline

Quantas, an Australian airline, is making headlines because the company just revealed it’s planning to replace every one of the 1,300 Blackberry devices it distributes to its employees with iPhones. Reportedly the reason for the switch is a combination of the cost overhead and employee opinions. The transition will be gradual, but it’s safe to say that…

Apple iPhone’s market share miles ahead of nearest competitor

Nielsen released its most recent research on the US smartphone market. In the smartphone operating system race, Android is doing very well on 51%, Apple’s iOS is steadily growing and sits pretty at just over a third of the market. Windows Phone is yet to capture the consumer’s imagination, and webOS is dead. It may look all well and good for Google, but…

iOS leading mobile web share with nearly 2/3 lead

It’s always interesting to see polls and statistics involving multiple operating systems. It gives the consumer more info and it helps show areas where some businesses might be better than others. This is one of those charts. Apple has helped revolutionize the mobile phone industry, so it shouldn’t come as a shock that they lead this statistic. According…

Is RIM’s fate a warning to Apple?

Over the past couple of days, the web has been full of Google I/O news. From Nexus Q, to Glass and Nexus 7, it’s the talk of the town. Among the hub-bub of Android related news, you may be forgiven for having missed one of the most disappointing stories of the week so far. RIM announced that its problems are rising. In short, the BlackBerry makers are…

Apple’s new Nano-SIM gets approved

With all the advanced technology roaming around these days, I began to wonder if people still knew that their GSM phones use SIM cards. You know, those little plastic things that the carrier sticks in your phone that allows it to work? Feels like the technology that makes our technology work is getting over shadowed by OLED screens and quad-core Exynos…

Apple scores 1st place in customer satisfaction

I’m a firm believer that the success of a mobile phone is not based on its looks, or on its camera, its display, its ecosystem, or even its sales figures. That’s because none of those factors count, if nobody likes your phone. (Can you guess where this is going?) In a recent poll by ACSI (American Consumer Satisfaction Index), Apple came out with the…