UAE withdraws Blackberry ban

Travelers to the United Arab Emirates can breathe a sign of relief: they won't have to be parted from their Blackberrys after all. The country has withdrawn its threat to shut off all Blackberry messaging, email and web browsing on Monday, saying it's now satisfied that the devices comply with the UAE's regulatory framework.

Motorola unveils Droid Pro, a Blackberry killer

In what can only be seen as a very real and direct threat to dethroning Blackberry as the top dog in providing enterprise mobile services, Motorola has introduced a new phone targeted specifically at business customers.

It's official: Android is now the most popular smartphone OS

It's official! Android is now rated the most popular operating system amongst consumers who purchased a smartphone over the past six months.

ElcomSoft cracks BlackBerry encryption

ElcomSoft has coded a "password breaker tool" to unlock backups created by RIM BlackBerry smartphones. The utility - which is supposedly targeted at forensic investigators - also offers support for cracking a wide range of iOS-based devices.

Blackberry Playbook OS will go to Blackberry phones

The software that will power Blackberry's upcoming tablet device is also soon going to power future Blackberry phones, manufacturer Research in Motion has reportedly said.

Apple and RIM: no more fart apps. Everyone else: Yay

In the world of smartphone apps, there's one universal problem that everyone can agree is really stupid: fart apps. So Apple and RIM have both decided to eliminate them altogether.

Ad traffic grows on Android as iPhone falls flat

One advertising firm has revealed that its reach on Android devices has only continued to grow while an iPhone plateau is causing Apple to take a backseat, suggesting the iPhone is losing ground in a very important market.

Coming soon: full Google Docs editing on Android, iPhone

You will soon be able to have complete access over Google Docs on your iPhone and Android devices, in a move that makes both platforms more attractive to business customers.

Android snipes at RIM and iOS in enterprise market battle

Verizon has launched a potentially lucrative initiative to equip all of its Android devices with improved enterprise-grade security and management tools.

RIM defends heavyweight smartphone title

RIM continues to successfully defend its heavyweight (BlackBerry) smartphone title against various contenders, including Apple (iOS) and Google (Android).

Microsoft employees dance at mock iPhone funeral

No, we are not making this up. Microsoft employees really did dance at a mock iPhone funeral held to commemorate the launch of Windows Phone 7. Click here to watch the shocking video. Warning: Really bad dancing alert.

Smartphones jumpstart automotive infotainment

Smartphones running iOS (Apple), Android (Google) and BlackBerry (RIM) are helping to jumpstart the relatively nascent automotive infotaintment industry.

JPMorgan trades in corporate Blackberries for iPhones

In what is perhaps the most devastating move for Blackberry's dominance in the enterprise phone market, one of the biggest companies in the US is testing a new plan that would ditch its employees' Blackberries and give them iPhones instead.

Average smartphone owner has 27 apps

It's an app world after all. Mobile users are getting more app-hungry every day, and a new report from Nielsen shows just how important apps are to the mobile landscape.

Research In Motion acquires Documents To Go maker DataViz

Blackberry maker Research in Motion has reportedly bought mobile software company DataViz, with an eye on making mobile business applications that are exclusive to the Blackberry platform.

Palm introduces webOS 2.0

Palm has finally released a beta version of its webOS 2.0 SDK. The latest iteration of the operating system boasts some really sweet features, so come on in and check them out!

India backs down, gives Blackberry another 60 days

Although Blackberry maker Research in Motion faced threats from India of a nationwide service disruption, the country's government has decided to extend its deadline for another 60 days.

RIM files patent for rotatable keyboard

RIM may be working on a version of the Blackberry with a pull-out, rotating keyboard.

RIM buys Cellmania to compete with Apple's App Store

In its continuing quest to somehow make inroads against the iPhone and Android markets, Blackberry maker Research in Motion has acquired mobile software company Cellmania.

Microsoft hypes Windows Phone 7 before launch

Redmond's overpaid marketing hacks are once again spinning the gilded PR wheel for all it is worth. That's right, Microsoft wants you to forget all about the embarrassing Kin debacle and focus on its newest Savior: Windows Phone 7.