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RIM stock surging after beating Wall Street expectations

BlackBerry maker, RIM, posted very strong Q3 results, sending the stock surging up in after-hours trading

The popular BlackBerry maker, Research In Motion (RIM), today released third quarter financial earnings that beat Wall Street expectations, sending the RIM stock surging up by about 12-percent in after hours to $70.76 (as at 5:36pm EST), up from the $63.46 market-close.

Q3 (ended November 28) earnings were $3.92 billion ($1.10 per diluted share), while Wall Street was expected $1.04 per share and up to $3.79 billion in total revenue.

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New iPhone worm now steals your sensitive data

New iPhone worm can identify specific handsets to compromise sensitive data, no fix right now

A new iPhone worm has been created, this time posing a very serious threat as it has the capability to compromise sensitive information stored on the phone.

The worm currently can only infect iPod Touch and iPhone devices that are jailbroken.

The worm essentially works by launching the scripts immediately when the phone is started up, it then simply executes the worm at boot-up. Once the worm has been loaded, it sends sensitive data to the hackers by uploading it to a Lithuanian control server. The worm also has the capability to look for passwords in SMS messages via mTAN systems that are primarily used by financial institutions who use the technology to authenticate mobile users for online banking.

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Browsing compared: iPhone 3G S vs HTC HD2

Want to see how the new HTC HD2 fairs against the iPhone 3G S when it comes to browsing? Just check out the video below to get your own thoughts.

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Google to release free GPS turn-by-turn navigation app, TomTom/Garmin stock plummets

Well, we knew Google would do this sooner or later. The company has announced it would begin to offer free GPS turn-by-turn navigation with its new and free Google Maps Navigation application.

The application will be initially available only in the United States and with support for devices running Android 2.0 or higher (see the second embedded video below to learn more about Android 2.0).

Google Maps Navigation supports voice search, satellite view, 3D view, traffic information, automatic rerouting, among many other features you would find on premium GPS devices.

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HTC HD2 to launch in UK this month, later in the U.S.

High Tech Computer (HTC) Corp today confirmed their new HTC HD2 handset (review). The device is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, runs on Windows Mobile 6.5, a large 4.3-inch WVGA display and a 5MP autofocus camera. The device also features 390 hours of standby time and 8 hours of video watching (or 12 hours of music) until the battery must be recharged.

HTC executive Peter Chou confirmed the phone would be available in the United States sometime in Q1 2010, and is expected to launch in the UK by the end of this month (rumored Oct 12).

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BlackBerry Desktop Manager Mac released, BIS upgraded to 2.8

RIM updates BIS to 2.8, finally launches Desktop Manager for Mac, but has unresolved contact sync issues

Update: The syncing issues seem to be all resolved in the latest release.

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM), has just released its much anticipated BlackBerry Desktop Manager software for Mac users.

Desktop Manager for Mac allows users to sync their contacts, calendar, notes, and tasks, manage applications on their device, and now it also allows Mac users to install the BlackBerry operating system (previously the process could only be done with a PC). You can also sync your iTunes playlist with your BlackBerry.

If you have Pocket Sync Manager installed, it will no longer work if you install Desktop Manager, unless you uninstall Desktop Manager again.

Trying out the program myself, I was able to successfully uninstall an app, but as of right now, my contacts have disappeared from my BlackBerry following an unsuccessful sync.

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TiVo BlackBerry app released

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) in partnership with TiVo has released the first TiVo mobile app for BlackBerry devices.

The app brings new mobile functionality exclusively on the BlackBerry platform such as the ability to seamlessly browse show times/programming info, remote recording scheduling/options, all on the go.

From your BlackBerry, you can search for shows by title, keyword, actor, and genre. You can also add shows to your TiVo calendar and add reminders directly from the BB that will sync with your home TiVo.

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Microsoft launches Zune HD

Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of its new Zune HD portable media device that is aimed at competing against the very successful iPod touch from Apple.

The Zune HD is available with 16GB priced at $219.99 (black color), or with 32GB priced at $289.99 (color platinum).

Microsoft went on to say today that the company plans to add new games and applications to the Zune Marketplace in the near future.

The company said “Later this year, Zune plans to release free applications such as Twitter for Zune and Facebook for Zune, in addition to fun 3-D games such as “Project Gotham Racing: Ferrari Edition,”

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Yahoo releases Flickr iPhone app, Finance BlackBerry app

Yahoo today released two new important mobile apps, a native Flickr iPhone app (iTunes) along with a Yahoo Finance BlackBerry application.

The Flickr iPhone app is now the best way to upload, manage, and share your photos on Flickr via the iPhone. You can seamlessly upload photos and add information to photos such as descriptions and tags. You can also view and comment on photos from other users.

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BlackBerry maker RIM is now the fastest growing company worldwide

RIM Co-Founder & CEO Jim Balsillie

RIM Co-Founder & CEO Jim Balsillie

Waterloo-based BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM), is now the world’s fastest-growing company according to a report released by Fortune.

The report noted RIM had an average sales growth of 77% over the last three years, with average EPS growing at 84 percent during the same period.

The tremendous growth can be attributed to RIM diversifying into the consumer market space. RIM now holds over 20% of the total smartphone market in Q1 2009, according to the report. The BlackBerry Curve device was

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