BlackBerry needed a home run, but gave us an over-the-fence double. With such a long time off, you’d think BlackBerry could have absolutely killed it. Instead, what we saw was a few interesting features drowning in a sea of inadequate.
Write once run everywhere: Codename One kit hits 100k downloads, exits beta
After months of beta, Codename One has now been downloaded over 100,000 times and has been used to create more than 1,000 native mobile apps across all of today's most popular smartphone platforms, including Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry.
RIM just launched Blackberry 10, but the OS is not revolutionary, or even special by any means. Is Apple doomed to follow suit and die slowly? Is Google in a good position to avoid the pitfalls RIM fell in?
Android and iOS accounted for 92% of Q4 2012 smartphone shipments
Google and Apple are the main players in the smartphone business, and in case you aren't convinced about that, there’s a new study looking into Android and iOS sales in the Christmas quarter to prove it.