As Apple and Google dominate the American market, former leaders Microsoft and RIM find themselves brawling for third.
FORTUNE -- On Jan. 30, Research in Motion -- the Canadian company that once owned the American smartphone industry -- will attempt to regain its foothold with the launch of a new mobile operating system, BlackBerry 10. The company's goal is not to out-innovate the iPhone. Rather, in a market controlled by Apple MOREJessi Hempel, writer - Jan 28, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Also: Microsoft's Surface gets priced; Apple to unveil the iPad mini Oct. 23?
Apple event set for Oct. 23. Investors await the iPad mini [FORTUNE]
If the price were right, a smaller tablet that could run 700,000 iOS apps -- 250,000 of them customized for the iPad -- would be, in the words of Sterne Agee's Shaw Wu, the "competition's worst nightmare."
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Unfortunately, as many MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 17, 2012 6:30 AM ET
Also: Tim Cook apologizes to for Apple's buggy Maps app; Groupon reshuffles execs.
Tim Cook apologizes for Apple's new Maps app [FORTUNE]
"At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 28, 2012 2:05 PM ET
Meet the newest (high-definition) Nooks; Cisco's CEO lists possible successors.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins: 'we have a clear shot at being number three' [THE VERGE]
"We have a clear shot at being the number three platform on the market. We're not just another open platform on the market, we are BlackBerry."
"It has all the table stakes we need to have for consumer [success]," Heins said. He pointed out that the unique features of MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Sep 26, 2012 6:30 AM ET
Microsoft's Steve Ballmer has fighting words for Apple; RIM plans to sell its jet to save cash.
A reality series intrudes on Silicon Valley, and finds it cringing [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
The series, which is now being filmed and is scheduled to be broadcast this winter, shows hard-partying youngsters vying to start companies in a frenzy reminiscent of the dot-com peak of 2000. It is a world where everyone seems to MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 10, 2012 4:51 PM ET
YOU GUESSED IT: We switched to iPhone yesterday [POLITICO PLAYBOOK]
BlackBerry was amazing over several jobs and three presidents. We have had one for so long that we remember the days when people would say: "Your calculator is ringing." ... But BlackBerry stopped serving us: The last several models we tried would freeze all the time, held only a couple of photos, and were set for some foreign alphabet, producing odd automatic MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 8, 2012 10:34 AM ET
That's up from 29% in February, and more than the 34% that were iPhone upgrades
FORTUNE -- Here's more evidence that Google's (GOOG) Android is peaking and (as if we needed it) that Research in Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry is headed south. In a survey released to clients Thursday, the Consumer Intelligence Research Partners found that more iPhones were purchased in April by U.S. customers leaving Apple's (AAPL) competitors than by owners MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 7, 2012 10:51 AM ET
Tim Cook remembers Steve Jobs and looks to the future; have Mark Zuckerberg's worst fears become reality?
Apple CEO Tim Cook in the hot seat at D [ALL THINGS D]
Cook said that Jobs told him not to ask what Steve would have done. "He looked at me with those intense eyes that only he had and said, 'Just do what's right.' I'm doing that. Does that mean some things would be different? Of MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 30, 2012 11:52 AM ET
The iPhone's "buzz" got a bump after Apple started using celebrities in its Siri ads
FORTUNE -- Some purists used the fact that Apple (AAPL) had replaced the always appealing but generally anonymous faces in its TV ads with a couple of Hollywood celebrities -- Zooey Deschanel and Samuel L. Jackson -- as evidence that the company had gone to hell without Steve Jobs at the helm. (See Siri takes a star turn.)
But MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 16, 2012 7:56 AM ET
Blackberry and Android users are quicker to drop both their phone and their carrier
FORTUNE -- A new survey of smartphone users doesn't speak well for the quality of the cellular telephone service provided by U.S. carriers.
Roughly 40% of respondents said they experience at least five dropped calls a month, and 9 out of 10 said they'd be willing to switch carriers due to poor call quality.
But in this regard, not MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 3, 2012 11:00 AM ET
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