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Does Blackberry Need To Catch Up Android Or iOS ?

On January 30 this year, BlackBerry unveiled its two smartphones--BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10. We have already discussed how these devices could be one of the biggest gifts for corporate users from the company this year. Last week, BlackBerry's CEO--Thorsten Heins-- said that the company was considering to sell off its hardware division in order to save itself from...

There’re reasons For Corporate Users To Believe In Blackberry Z10: The Device Comes With Incredible Features !!!

BlackBerry (formerly known as RIM) is aggressively trying to change the perception of  people with its Blackberry Z10 smartphone, which was unveiled by the company yesterday. However, the device resembles iPhone 5 closely, but it's appealing sharp industrial look. BlackBerry Z10 is relatively thin and light smartphone, weighing just 135 grams.In terms of display, BlackBerry Z10 has just 4.2-inch LCD display...

BlackBerry 10 Would Be A Game Changer: RIM Apparently Got It Right This Time !

Yesterday, BlackBerry--formerly known as Research in Motion--officially announced its long-awaited BlackBerry 10 OS. The day was really important for RIM (better to say BlackBerry) enthusiasts because the company unveiled its two new smartphone models—Blackberry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10.BlackBerry has claimed that the BlackBerry 10 is a redesigned, re-invented and re-engineered mobile OS. It's true that the BlackBerry 10 OS' release...

Windows Phone Experiences Strong Growth In Europe: Accounting For 5.9% And 13.9% Of Sales In Britain And Italy Respectively

Microsoft is still struggling to draw the attention of a significant number of users towards the Windows Phone platform. With the launch of Windows Phone 8, the company has somehow succeeded to prove itself as one of the potent smartphone players. In Q4 2012, Nokia shipped 4.4 million Windows Phone running smartphones, and of course, it would be a...

Research In Motion Belief Down From BlackBerry 10 Phones: Are Devices Too Late ?

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It's true that RIM  has continuously been struggling to standalone its mobile business since the mid of October 2011. Undoubtedly, the company is passing through rough patches, and its BlackBerry 10 phones are too late to make presence in the worldwide market. More importantly, the company didn't launch any innovative smartphone last year to dwindle the stronghold of Samsung and...

Challenges For RIM To Keep Its Balance Sheet Healthy In Q4 2012: Could It Ensure Its 79 Million Subscriber Base??

Just a week before, RIM reported its Q3 earnings for the fiscal year 2012, showing a net GAAP loss of $114 million ($0.22 per share) on revenues of $2.7 billion. Interestingly, shipments of BlackBerry smartphones declined in the quarter, while sales of PlayBook tablets surged to 255,000 units. The main challenge for RIM in Q4 2012 is to collect an expected monthly services...

More Fondness Towards iPhone And iPad: 85% Of App Developers Keen To Develop Apps For Them

It's beyond the shadow of doubts that Android's market share is ramping up gradually, despite user's engagement on the platform is still low compare to iOS platform. In terms of monetization, Android platform is far behind of Apple's mobile OS. This is one of the reasons why developers prefer more to iOS platform compare to Android. But the most...

BlackBerry Is Still Shinning In Europe: 64% of Teenagers In Spain Own RIM’s Smartphone

RIM’s market share has continuously been declining since last year, despite BlackBerry is still widely popular among users (especially teenagers) in parts of Europe including Spain, the U.K. and France. According to an annual report from carrier Orange, including Spain, the U.K. and France, the BlackBerry’s penetration amongst teenagers in the U.K. and Spain is 2 and 3 times higher...

Why RIM Is So Much Confident In BB10 Turnaround?

This time, smartphone vendors are focusing on upcoming holiday season to generate hoard of cash from their device. Of course, users will also have wide options to select smartphones such as Samsung Galaxy SIII, Galaxy Note II, iPhone 5 , Nokia Lumia 920 and more in this holiday season. But on other side, a smartphone vendor has kept itself...

Windows Dominates With 92% Market Share In Desktop OS Segment, While iOS in Mobile OS Segment With 63% Market Share

One side, where the demand of smartphone and Tablet are continuously augmenting, on other side, users seem little anorexigenic to own desktop especially in the matured markets. According to NetMarketShare, iOS is dominated over other mobile OSes (Mobile + Tablet) in terms of market share. However, Android succeeded to grab 22% global mobile OS market share till the end...

Are BlackBerry Subscriptions In Downward Spiral ?

After three days outage in the last year, incessant market share decline and users' resentment  dragged RIM to nine-year lows. Just before writing, RIM's stock price is on the rise US $7.0; Definitely, good for shareholders. Until two year ago, the company was considered as one of the pioneer smartphone manufacturers, but this time, it's struggling to regain its...

How Yahoo’s New CEO Is Motivating Employees For Fast And Smart Work?

Last five years were really a nightmare for Yahoo; a half-dozen CEO came and left the company during this period. Finally, Yahoo's responsibility were entrusted under the leadership of Marissa Mayer on July 16, 2012. Previously, I have already described how Yahoo's new CEO could pull out Google's talent pool by leveraging its contacts.After being the CEO at Yahoo,...

Smartphone Market Share Q2 2012: Windows Mobile Registered Highest Growth While Android Doubled Shipment !

In Q2 of this year, smartphone flourished everywhere around the world. Undoubtedly, Android and iOS made their stronghold in mobile OS segment, while the hold of BlackBerry and Symbian slacked during Q2 of this year. According to a market research firm--IDC--,  in Q2 of 2012, Android and iOS succeeded to manage 85% of total mobile OS market share. Meanwhile,...

Decision To Abandon Android For Blackberry Was Last Nail In The Coffin For RIM ?

Almost a month before at shareholders meeting, RIM’s new CEO persuaded to its shareholders to keep patience till the launch of BlackBerry 10 in January of next year. Ironically, at present, users are considering BlackBerry OS little obsoleted compare to Android and iOS. It's well known that the company’s financial conditions are continuously deteriorating and people are considering Android...

Android And Samsung Continued To Grow In The U.S. During Q2: [Study]

In Q2 of this year, Samsung outsold Apple in terms of smartphone shipments. Android's 'halo effect' has been prevailed everywhere even in the U.S.. One side, where market share of Android and iOS are continuously increasing, while other side, market share of RIM and Symbian are uniformly decreasing quarter-over-quarter. A market research firm "ComScore MobiLens" has conducted a survey...

RIM Needs To Simplify Its Product Line And Should Build Next Big Thing To Survive

Undoubtedly, at present, everyone is familiar with the RIM's trouble. The question is here; whether it could recover its market share or not? This time, the company is unable to find out the main reasons why it's declining quarter-over-quarter. The company has reached to its lowest value and rumors are revealing that it's seeking for potential merger.Resemblance Of Apple...

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