September 28th, 2010
RIM announced the BlackBerry Playbook at the RIM developers conference. Similar to other iPad-alikes, the Playbook has a smaller 7 inch screen, and will support Flash, Micro-USB, Bluetooth, and full HDMI out. It is vaguely slated for release in ‘early 2011′.
September 20th, 2010
Everybody’s favorite business-mobile maker appears to be holding firm in the face of burgeoning sales of Android phones and the launch of the iPhone 4. Statistics show RIM to be doing rather well, actually. Sales figures are below, we’ve got BlackBerry OS v6.0 coming soon, a new handset in the form of the BlackBerry Torch 9800, and the App World surpassing 10,000 unique apps.
More after the jump.
September 14th, 2010
In what may come as a surprise to many, the worldwide mobile operating system market is not dominated by Apple, BlackBerry or even Android, but by Nokia. Yup, all those crappy $350 Nokia 12XXs you see in Wanchai and Mongkok and in the hands of many a backpack-toting traveler make up close to 50% of all mobile phones in use, meaning that although it seems like every, damned person is an Apple fan, in reality, they’re Nokia fans (or perhaps you just don’t mix in wide enough circles?). Click the link below to read the full story.
September 13th, 2010
While Apple may have more than 250,000 apps in the App Store and Google can boast of over 100,000 in the Android Marketplace, RIM and the BlackBerry App World have only just hit 10,000 apps. The gulf between them may be extreme, but as too often with user-generated content, quality is an issue (the number of Fart apps on iTunes Store hovers between 10 and 12 each month). Hit the link below for the rest of the entry.