Guest Post In stepping forward, BlackBerry doesn’t actually have a leg to stand on.
The conventional wisdom in the smartphone market is that Android is overtaking everything else. But in surprising news released this morning by Kantar, Apple’s iPhone and Microsoft’s Windows Phone are actually growing market share faster than Android.
Best known, perhaps, for being the headquarters of BlackBerry, Waterloo is a small suburb of Toronto with a population of 98,000 in which 500 startups were born in 2012.
AT&T took a moment to toot its own horn this morning, announcing that it sold more than 10 million smartphones in the last quarter.
In every year, there are winners and losers: companies, devices, operating systems. Here’s our look at some of the biggest successes and failures of 2012.
Editor’s Pick The latest IDC numbers are out, and Android is by far the undisputed heavyweight champion of the smartphone world. If Android was Mike Tyson, iOS would be Peewee Herman, and everything else is dust on the floor.
Editor’s Pick BlackBerry 10 is late. Late for its originally scheduled release date, and even later to a mobile revolution that some say has already been won by Google and Apple. But the word “late” doesn’t seem to be in RIM’s lexicon.
BlackBerry 10, the hyped mobile operating system that could resurrect the Research in Motion brand, is still months away from reaching consumers. Thousands of developers, however, were given early access to the platform to build BlackBerry 10-ready applications.
ComScore just released its June 2012 U.S. mobile report, and the results were mostly predictable.
HP has lost $80 billion in value in the last two years. Yahoo has lost $42 billion, and RIM $78 billion. And before a quick rebound to $86 billion in market value, Bank of America shed a staggering $136 billion in the past six years.
Research in Motion, the mobile device company in desperate need of a hit, apparently shunned the summer acquisition advances of e-commerce and hardware behemoth Amazon.
Best Buy sold out of Research in Motion’s PlayBook tablets this Black Friday, leading to speculation that the company was canning the tablet altogether.
BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion said Monday evening that it will cooperate after police said BlackBerry Messenger played an instrumental part in coordinating the violent rioting and looting in London during the past few days.
Today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion made several announcements that showed the company isn’t ready to give up its smartphone dominance in the US just yet.
Yesterday I wrote about Ewan MacLeod’s claims that Silicon Valley developers are missing out on potentially lucrative markets by ignoring Nokia’s Ovi Store. I titled the post “iPhone devotion blinds Silicon Valley app developers,” and a number of developers took offense. Most notably, well-known blogger and mobile developer Mike Rowehl. Since then, we’ve seen developers list the panoply of challenges they face when designing for platforms other than the iPhone.