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RIM is clearly hurting, but its stock price is rising

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RIM is in trouble, we all know that.Yet their stock is rising this month. How could this be? Maybe RIM is positioning itself to be up for purchase, not unlike Motorola. Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft are all possible candidates for that acquisition. Even if that doesn't happen, a "strategic partnership" could form, not unlike the deal between Microsoft and Nokia. If Microsoft plays nice, it could have heavy interest in both Waterloo and Finland.

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Microsoft Encouraging Higher Prices for Windows Phone Apps

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With Microsoft’s software update due this fall, nicknamed Mango, the company is trying to bring over developers to the Windows Marketplace for Mobile by encouraging them to charge more for Windows Phone apps. Microsoft hopes to compete with the highly successful iTunes App Store by offering up better quality apps, as opposed to cheap or free apps that involve fart sounds.

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No Tablet-Centric Windows OS Until At Least 2012

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Despite what some of those slate sellers might lead you to believe, Windows 7 is pretty terrible for tablets. I don't care if you're only interested in enterprise customers; the interface just doesn't work for a finger-based usage and Microsoft kinda knows that. And that's why they're taking so bloody long to come up with an OS that works better for tablets.

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Sony Ericsson has new Windows Phone 7 devices in the pipeline

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As promised, or most likely closer to, as rumored. Dating back to last summer it seemed that Sony Ericsson had decided to invest its interest more deeply in the area of Windows Phone 7. When rumors first arose, the Swedish collaborative venture only passively mentioned that it was looking into the new Microsoft mobile OS as a possible platform for its devices. However, as shipments and demand began to decline, Sony Ericsson must have started to explore new opportunities in an attempt to draw interest to its products in a saturated smartphone market.

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Windows Phone 7 now with 5,000 mobile apps (and growing)

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No, this number is nowhere near as impressive as what you'd find through the App Store for the Apple iPhone and other iOS devices, but it represents a major milestone for Microsoft's latest mobile operating system. If you happen to be rocking something like the Samsung Focus or HTC Surround, you can now go to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace and find no fewer than 5,000 apps.

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