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Android and iOS still carving up the smartphone market

A decade ago, in the heyday of Symbian and BlackBerry, if you’d said two unannounced smartphone operating systems would be hoovering up 96.3% of the market by 2015, many mobile industry folk would have laughed. And yet...
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Omnifone: six new clients but plans to sell Rara

Business-to-business digital music firm Omnifone has lost two of its biggest customers in BlackBerry and Sony, while its just-released financial results for the year ending 30 April 2014 revealed revenues falling 17.9% to...
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300m smartphones shipped in Q2, with 84.7% of them Android

Research firm IDC has published its latest estimates for global smartphone shipments, this time from the second quarter of 2014. It says that handset makers shipped 301.3m smartphones during the quarter, up 25.3% year-on-year....
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783.6m Android smartphones shipped in 2013, says IDC

It’s an increasingly Android world out there, judging by the latest smartphone market share figures from research firm IDC.
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Will.I.Am is new ‘chief creative officer’ for 3D printing firm 3D Systems

Alicia Keys' stint as BlackBerry's 'global creative director' recently came to an end
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Alicia Keys and BlackBerry part ways

A little under a year ago, smartphone maker BlackBerry was trumpeting its hiring of Alicia Keys as “global creative director”
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Justin Bieber wanted to be BlackBerry brand ambassador. They said no.

If you're looking for mistakes in the recent history of smartphone-maker BlackBerry, you're spoiled for choice.
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BlackBerry CEO departs as company cans buyout plans

A bad year just got even more choppy for BlackBerry.
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High times for Android with Nexus 5, KitKat and market-share growth

Just how big is Android in 2013? Very big. Research firm Strategy Analytics published its latest smartphone market-share stats yesterday, claiming that global shipments grew 45% to 251.4m in the third quarter, and that 204.4m...
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BBM hits 10m iOS and Android downloads, but WhatsApp still bigger

Good news has been rare for BlackBerry this year, but this week's launch of its BBM messaging app for iOS and Android at least seems to be going well.
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BlackBerry’s last financial quarter as bad as predicted

The world continues to cave in for smartphone-maker BlackBerry, which announced its latest quarterly financials on Friday.
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More woes for BlackBerry with preliminary financials

Before Friday evening, you'd have been forgiven for thinking things couldn't get much worse for BlackBerry.