Around 1999, RIM pretty much invented the first smartphone. It had a keyboard with tiny buttons, and a small display on which you could easily identify pixels. That didn’t matter though, as it was one of the very first companies that enabled people to do so much more on the go, and, for the first time, businessmen could easily manage their work on the move.
So, why is it that today RIM’s stock rating is in the gutter, and why is this once grand company falling back on their marketing of the last few years? Let’s explore, shall we?
The quarterly earning announcement from Research In Motion has certainly brought some interesting points to attention. The company’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, has told the investors of the company that RIM will no longer make efforts to be “all things to all people”. Instead, the intention is to revert to a business plan which was shelved years ago – build devices for businesses and enterprises.
This proposed and rather extreme alteration to RIM’s existing business plan and marketing angle comes only weeks ahead of BlackBerry OS 10 being released to developers. Read on for more details on RIM’s quarterly report, and [...]
Here’s a new study we found, and it’s even better than the 87% of Android users using their phones on the toilet: Android users are most likely to have sex on their first date.
Apparently, Zoomerang (a polling firm) created a survey for Match.com (a highly successful dating site). On the study, they discovered that 62% of Canadian Android singles have had sex on their first date. They compared this number with the 57% of iPhone and 48% BlackBerry users; studying the number of people who would most likely have sex on a first date. Additionally, 72% of BlackBerry users said they would most likely drink alcohol on a first date.
On the topic of engaging themselves [...]
Here’s a funny survey: 87% of Android users admitted to using their device while on the toilet.
11mark surveyed 1000 Americans and discovered neither men nor women are going to the bathroom empty-handed. They found out that 74% of men and 76% of women use their mobile phones in the bathroom. Out of this number, 63% of people take calls and 41% initiated a call. Moreover, 67% read text messages while 38% surf the internet.
Surprisingly, men are the ones who are more attached to their smartphones compared to women. 30% of men said “I don’t go to the bathroom without my mobile phone,” only 20% of women answered yes to this. 20% of men also work from their bathroom [...]
Recently, it was reported that BlackBerry is facing several problems with its niche market. This issue has risen with the number of businesses who are looking for smartphones capable of Android features. Because of this, Research in Motion (RIM) has been found conceptualizing new ways they can tap into their markets once again.
Especially with RIM’s European and North American markets, it seems like more people prefer Apple and Samsung devices. Unfortunately for the company, the report was shown to be from the markets wherein RIM used to be the superior option. Now, the three companies have reached equality among such markets.
On the other hand, BlackBerry [...]
Android is going into Politics! Well, no… but pretty close. We just got word that Google’s Android has obtained the approval of Pentagon in an effort of overseeing the US military to use the software. This is alongside the officials’ usage of the equally encrypted Blackberry.
However, the approval is very specific. The software can only be used on hardware which is already running Android 2.2. Fortunately, Dell is already offering Dell Venue which operates on the required version. One reason why this is a limitation is because Android is an open source software. Without setting any barriers, anyone can easily configure the software.
Pentagon has [...]
With WebOS announcing its own retirement and BlackBerry on its deathbed, ComScore’s most recent numbers should not come as much of a shock. More specifically, in ComScores July to October 2011 Smart Phone Market Share numbers, WebOS has been completely wiped from the competition. In addition, RIM continues its head first dive from 1st place down 21.7 to 17.2 percent. If you don’t count Microsofts mobile OS, which you shouldn’t, then the market is divided between the two super powers, Android and iOS. Together, they hold 74.4% of the total market.
Despite the fact that Apple is still gaining ground, that near 75% share is not equally divided between [...]
My mobile phone history is varied. I think I can list it in order:Ericsson A1018s Nokia 5146 Nokia 3210 Nokia 3310 Nokia 8310 LG U8120 and Sony Ericsson W850i (I was on two contracts at this time I believe with 3 and T-Mobile UK) Nokia N70 Nokia N95 8GB BlackBerry Bold 9700 Samsung Galaxy S2
All of these phones had their pros and cons. The 5146 was a brick, which meant it was the only weapon you could carry legally at all times. It dropped a number of times and did not break. It probably would have taken a bullet for me.
The LG U8120 and N95 both impressed me by continuing to work after taking a significant amount of water to the [...]
In the ongoing battle between mobile operating system giants like Google’s Android and Research in Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry OS 7, it seems that would-be smartphone owners will find it hard to choose the best mobile OS for their everyday lives.
Many people are still considering whether to go with an Android-powered phone or a BlackBerry device. Thus, in this article, we provide a guide about the pros and cons of each platform to assist buyers in making informed choices.Android
From the looks of it Android seems to be the new kid from on the block. Introduced by Google way back in 2007, Android has grown tremendously in just a short time. Here is a shortlist [...]