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Best-selling consumer smartphones in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2009

The following is a countdown of the top five best-selling smartphones in the United States in the first quarter, according to research firm NPD Group.Click one of these thumbnails to get

Report: RIM may announce new devices next week

Research In Motion may launch new BlackBerry devices next week at its Capital Markets Day in Orlando, Fla., in conjunction with its Wireless Enterprise Symposium event, according to a new report from

The world's most valuable wireless brands

The following is a countdown of 2009's most valuable wireless brands, according to marketing research firm Millward Brown Optimor's annual BrandZ Top 100 list. Click one of these thumbnails to get

BlackBerry drives Verizon gains, and could get iPhone too

Verizon reported better than expected first quarter revenues and earnings, largely driven by its mobile joint venture with Vodafone, and is also rumored to be in talks with Apple about launching a CDMA iPhone. These reports come despite bids by AT&T to extend its US exclusive, and recent comments by Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg that it would wait until LTE to carry the Apple handset.

Obama to get revamped BlackBerry 8830

President Obama will soon have unfettered BlackBerry access thanks to software developed by Genesis Key and Research In Motion. According to The Washington Times, the president shortly will be able

BlackBerry users hit with temporary email outage

BlackBerry users across the country yesterday were temporarily without email access, but BlackBerry maker Research In Motion said the outage was not a systemic problem. From about 1 p.m. EDT to about

RIM hopes to bully suppliers to reduce prices

Research In Motion wants to reduce supply costs to boost margins, and RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie said that the BlackBerry maker's recent growth will allow the company to do so. "Being a strong growth

Palm, RIM not hindering iPhone popularity

Two surveys released yesterday show that interest in Apple's iPhone is holding steady, despite competition from BlackBerry vendor Research in Motion and Palm, maker of the Treo and forthcoming Pre

Handset sales down 18% in Q1

Global handset sales fell by 18 percent, or 50 million phones, in the first quarter of 2009, according to a Reuters poll. The economic recession that has impacted demand worldwide is expected to take

RIM signals margin squeeze ending

Research In Motion's margin squeeze may be coming to an end. A report released Apr. 2 indicated that profitability will be on the rise in the coming months for the maker of the BlackBerry smartphone.