More Than Third Of iPhone 4S Buyers Coming From RIM, Android

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More signs pouring in the iPhone benefitted big time during the holidays. In particular, new research finds some 36 percent of consumers buying the iPhone 4S between October and December 2011 were abandoning other platforms, such as Android or the BlackBerry. The findings were doubly good news for Apple, as researchers found 21 percent of iPhone 4S buyers chose the 64GB smartphone model.

U.S. Tablet Ownership Jumps 19% During Holidays

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Tablets — especially iPads — were hot holiday gifts. A new survey finds that in about just one week, the percentage of U.S. consumers owning a tablet almost doubled to 19 percent, up from 10 percent prior to Christmas Day. That portion was even higher as you go up the income and education scale.

RIM Gets New CEO, Chair As Co-Owners Step Down Amid iPhone Pressure

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Research in Motion announced over the weekend that the company’s two co-founders have stepped down as co-CEOs of the embattled BlackBerry maker in favor of two relative unknowns. RIM’s Chief Operating Officer Thorsten Heins becomes the new CEO while Royal Bank of Canada executive Barbara Stymiest was named independent chair.

Windows Phone Will Be More Popular Than iOS In Just Three Years… What? [Report]

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It sounds like a plot line straight out of Hollywood: washed-up cell maker teams with down-on-its-luck software giant to overtake a Silicon Valley tech behemoth. But researchers believe 2015 will be the comeback year for Nokia with Microsoft Windows Phone replacing Apple’s iOS as the No. 2 smartphone operating system.

Asymco’s Horace Dedui Plans April Conference in Helsinki

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The conference circuit is hot. Once the domain of nameless geeks to commiserate on why they can’t get dates, tech conferences now showcase high-profile CEOs, serve as the backdrop for big deals and are the new sign that you’ve made it. The latest addition to the list is an independent analyst with a reputation for keeping his wits about himself amid Wall Street’s Chicken Little routine.