RIM 2012 SmartPhone Articles

Popular RIM Articles for 2012

BlackBerry 10 Smartphones to Run Android Apps

In a conference call this morning, the new CEO of RIM, Thorsten Heins, announced that BlackBerry 10 smartphones will have an Android player, allowing them to run third-party software created[...]

BlackBerry Curve 9370 Review: A Solid Entry-Level Smartphone

The BlackBerry Curve 9370 is an entry-level smartphone that is not only a capable little device, it's also extremely affordable. The only thing bringing it down is something rather significant:[...]

IBM: BYOD Brings Security Woes, Consumerization & Hassles Over iPhone Vs. Android OS

With more employees bringing their own personal smartphones and tablets to work, employers are weighing Apple's iOS vs. Google's Android OS, including associated security and management concerns, IBM officials said[...]

Most Popular Smartphones for April 2012

Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks.

IBM’s Rumored RIM Takeover: The End of BlackBerry?

RIM's problems can come across like a soap opera. IBM might be BlackBerry's white night, or its final death knell.

Best Smartphones from Verizon this Winter

Verizon Wireless offers a broad selection of smartphones from a wide array of companies, and running a variety of operating systems. Choosing from all these isn't an easy task, but[...]

Video of RIM’s QWERTY BlackBerry 10 Smartphones Leaks

A video what is supposedly the N Series, part of RIM's upcoming BlackBerry 10 line, has leaked put for the first time. This handset will be part of the BlackBerry[...]

It’s Make or Break Time for the BlackBerry

If there was a tech company that wanted to put 2011 behind it, Research in Motion would have to be up there. Lost market share, lost stock value, increasingly loud[...]

Apple and Samsung Are the Only Profitable Smartphone Makers

The Apple iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S II are the most popular smartphones available. These and their other mobile devices have made these two companies not just the two[...]

RIM’s Freefall Continues With Declining Sales, Market Share

Research in Motion has been hit with yet more setbacks and its fifth poor quarterly showing, resulting in layoffs at the upper levels of the company and conflicting reports of[...]

Smartphone Sales Projected to Grow Almost 40% This Year

As the worldwide mobile phone market grows in 2012, smartphones are projected to see an increase of sales of about 40% while feature phones will see a decline of about[...]

Researchers Working on Ways to Put 16-Core Processors in Smartphones

There's overclocking, and then there's this: University researchers are in the early stages of putting multi-core processors in smartphones to work in bursts of up to 16 times their normal[...]

Most Popular Smartphones for January 2012

Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks. The recently-release Galaxy Nexus leapt to the top[...]

CES or IFA: Which Giant Consumer Electronics Tradeshow is Better?

Each year, there are two massive electronics shows: CES in Las Vegas and IFA in Berlin. This raises the question, which of these two is better? Brighthand's European coorespondent compares[...]

Most Popular Smartphones for February 2012

Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks. Samsung dominated January's list, with five out[...]

BlackBerry OS 7.1 Upgrades Go to T-Mobile’s BlackBerry Bold 9900, Torch 9810

T-Mobile subscribers who own either a BlackBerry Bold 9900 or a Torch 9810 can receive the BlackBerry OS 7.1 upgrade today.

Something Old, Something New: Companies Focus on Recycling, Re-Using Outdated Phones

Old handsets that end up in landfills leak toxic chemicals into the soil and groundwater. But there are programs that make it easy for consumers to recycle, and even make[...]

First BlackBerry 10 Smartphone on Course for October Release

Reports are coming in that say that Research in Motion is preparing the release of its first BlackBerry 10 smartphone for an October release. This will be followed by a[...]

Smartphone Design Peaks as Virtual Software and Applications Take Center Stage

They are slick, well designed and incredibly functional. Despite their present-day "wow factor", however, smartphones may have hit the ergonomics wall in terms of the balance between beauty and real[...]

BlackBerry World Day 1: BlackBerry 10 and Dev Alpha Unit Hands On

New RIM CEO Thorsten Heins took the stage today at BlackBerry World to officially unveil BlackBerry 10, what could be RIM's last great hope for mobile relevance. Find out about[...]