Despite what everyone thought and what some hoped, Research in Motion (RIM) is not yet ready to abandon the smartphone game that brought the company so many reasons of joy in the (not so distant) past.
RIM’s special BlackBerry 10 event scheduled for January 30 2013, new OS and two phones to be unveiled
Roughly three years ago, Research in Motion was the biggest name in the mobile industry, holding a sweet 50% share in the smartphone market. Apple and Android’s fantastic progresses, but also RIM’s creative slump and inability to keep with the times made BlackBerries a thing of the past, and now all they can dream is to get to the bronze medal before Microsoft.
Watch out BlackBerry! Samsung’s Enterprise-grade SAFE platform rolls out in Europe
It’s just another day at the office for Android handsets, kicking everybody else’s behinds. According to research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), Android-powered handsets maintain its commanding lead over Apple’s iOS devices and others in the global smartphone market for Q3 2012.
Strategy Analytics claims there are now over one billion smartphones in use
It took 16 years since the first smart phone came out, but the number of smartphones in use has recently exceeded one billion. According to Strategy Analytics, that equals about 1 out of every 7 people who now own a smartphone. With major smartphone companies like Apple, Samsung, HTC, and Motorola raking in billions of dollars a year, it's not surprise they're being so competitive.
Mobile Application Development has helped create more half a million jobs in the United States
Mobile application development has been on the rise since it first started. This makes sense, as mobile operating systems like Android and iOS have skyrocketed in popularity over the last half a decade. With so many phones out there and so many more predicted to sell, it is predicted that application development, which has already created 512,000 new jobs, will continue to grow at a very quick pace over the next half a decade.
Samsung, Amazon, and Apple are becoming household names according to Interbrand
When we think household names, it is usually something like Band Aid or McDonald's. Well, according to Interbrand, mobile technology has risen to the same stature as some names that we've known and trusted for decades. Has mobile technology companies finally earned their name among household brands?
RIM’s growth is over: Has Android killed BlackBerry?