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RIM Takes a Risk with BlackBerry Messenger App

Research In Motion's plans to make its superb BlackBerry Messenger service available as an app on Androids and iPhones will get its signature software in front of a wider audience. But will RIM's initiative win new customers, or cannibalize its already failing market share?

Nokia's New CEO Earns High Grades for Bold Moves

In just four months, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has slashed its workforce and turned the company in a new direction. On Friday, he launched his gutsiest strategy yet -- dumping Nokia's ailing Symbian mobile operating system and betting the house on Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 OS.

Push Pop Press: Apple Alums Launch Digital Book Maker

Expect lots of hand gestures, pinching, and other actions now familiar to users of Apple's iOS devices when Push Pop Press -- founded by former Apple designer Mike Matas -- launches its new digital book company.

Android Takes the Lead in Smartphone OS Market Share

Handsets based on Google's Android-based handsets accounted for 32.9% of worldwide smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter, compared with Symbian's 30.6% market share, according to a new report from market researcher Canalys. Apple's iOS was a distant third, with 16%.

It's Official: Verizon Wireless's iPhone 4 Arrives in February

At last, a Verizon iPhone. Verizon Wireless made its long-awaited announcement Tuesday, ending years of speculation over when it would carry Apple's world-beating smartphone on its CDMA network. Worth noting: It'll come with an unlimited data plan for $29.99 a month.

Gap Test Drives Apple's iPhone Point-of-Sale System

I'm a big admirer of the sleek point-of-sale system that allows Apple Store employees to run credit card transactions on iPhones or iPod Touch devices. Now, Apple is going to offer its POS system to other retailers, a move that could create a multifaceted win for Apple's enterprise business.

Nuance Shares Up Even After Wozniak Admits His Error

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak backpedal Tuesday from an earlier statement that Apple had purchased voice recognition software maker Nuance Communications, but despite Woz's proclamation that he was "totally wrong," investors pushed Nuance's shares to a new 52-week high.

Android OS Gains in Smartphone Race as All Others Slip

Apple's iPhone operating system software stumbled in the third quarter, losing year-over-year quarterly market share for the first time, as Google's Android mobile operating system pulled further ahead, according to a Gartner Research report released Wednesday.

Google's Android to Become World's No. 2 Mobile OS

Google's Android mobile operating system continues to make major inroads in the cell phone market, and will shoot from a mere 3.9% global market share in 2009 to an estimated 17.7% this year, ahead of RIMM and Apple, according to a new report from research firm Gartner.

Apple to Fix Security Flaw in iPhones, iPads, iPods

Apple says it plans to release a fix for two security flaws in its iOS operating system when it sends out its next software update. The flaws in iOS, which runs the iPhone, iPad and iPod, came to light this week, and could let hackers gain complete control over other users' mobile devices.

Apple iOS Security Flaws Put iPhones, iPads, iPods at Risk

Security researchers have identified two vulnerabilities in Apple's iOS that could potentially allow malicious attackers to gain complete control of other people's iPhones, iPads and iPods, according to an advisory by Vupen Security.