2013 will serve up a boatload of tech, but here are the 10 things I anticipate the most from the year ahead.
Nokia will license its patents to RIM for an undisclosed fee, and end all current patent litigation between the two companies.
Research In Motion will let its customers pick and choose individual BlackBerry services such as security and mobile device management after it introduces the long-awaited BlackBerry 10 platform next month.
Research In Motion reported falling unit sales and revenue in its third fiscal quarter as it geared up for the introduction of its BlackBerry 10 OS next month.
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Computer technology accounted for more patent applications in recent years than any other industry sector tracked by the World Intellectual Property Organization, although the number of digital communication patent applications grew faster. Industrial design registrations are also growing -- and while Apple aggressively asserts its design rights in courtrooms, it does not file the most applications for such rights.
iPhones will beat out BlackBerries in the enterprise this year, IDC says, thanks in part to the "Bring Your Own Device" trend. But judging from your corporate-issued BlackBerry sitting idle in your desk drawer, has it happened already?
The BlackBerry Dev Alpha C smartphone will help developers test their applications.
Research in Motion updated its mobile management software designed to prepare users for next year's BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 release.