Blackberry 10, Windows Mobile, and the Race for Third
Earlier this year BlackBerry announced its BlackBerry 10 operating system and the Q10 and Z10 smartphones. These new BB10 phones came on the heels of Microsoft’s Windows Phone launch in early 2012, and the subsequent release the Windows Phone – powered Lumia smartphone lineup from Nokia. These phones – and the operating systems that powered them – were seen as critical, last-ditch efforts by Blackberry and Microsoft to stay relevant in a smartphone market that is becoming increasingly dominated by top players.
Picking Blackberries Online: A Look at Smartphone Search
Lasse Kristensen/Shutterstock I once owned a Blackberry. I liked BBM, that blinking red light and being able to tell everyone that my messages were “encrypted.” That was until I owned an iPhone. Now we have all heard the debate, Mac or PC, iPhone or Blackberry, Firefox or Internet Explorer… everyone has their reasons and I have mine. Each phone has their unique features, but no matter which device is actually
Spring Cleaning: The Flip, 3D Video, CTIA Wrap-Up and More
The Boston Marathon raced past our office last week, a sure sign that spring is upon us. So in the spirit of spring cleaning, a few observations on the world of wireless and consumer electronics that I wanted to dust off and share: The Death of the Flip. As the proud owner of not one, but two Flip video cameras, I was saddened by the news that Cisco is shutting
Compete Smartphone Intelligence Survey Reveals Tablet Adoption Hurdles and Opportunities
Data Show What It May Take for Tablets to Go Mainstream BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire) – Compete, a Kantar Media company, today released the results of its Q4 2010 Smartphone Intelligence survey, revealing that despite a surge in tablet interest, especially in the iPad and iPad 2, certain factors may be holding back some consumers from taking the plunge and buying a tablet today. In short, while there is still a threshold for
BlackBerry Playbook™: You Had Me At Hello… But What About Others?
Not everyone wants an iPad. Sure, I’ve played with Apple’s hot device, but I belong to another tribe; I love RIM’s BlackBerry. That’s my disclaimer; I’m a BlackBerry fan and brand evangelist. So while others rejoice in iPad 2 news, I’m eagerly awaiting the launch of the BlackBerry Playbook™. I actually expected to find RIM and the Playbook™ front and center at the CTIA Wireless show in March but was
Compete Smartphone Intelligence Survey Shows Mobile Barcode Scanning Now Mainstream in Retail
BOSTON, MA–(Marketwire – January 6, 2011) – Compete, a Kantar Media company, today released the results of its Q3 2010 Smartphone Intelligence survey. Among the notable insights are the rise of mobile barcode scanning, the reluctance of some consumers to upgrade from cell phones to smartphones, infrequent use of mobile banking applications and the simplicity of “must have” features among smartphone shoppers. Compete’s quarterly Smartphone Intelligence product provides both behavioral and survey-based