A new report details the dramatic changes in the mobile phone market over the last three years. If you are a mobile phone operating system not named Android or iOS, the results are not pretty.
For instance, in Q2 2008, Nokia's Symbian held a 47 percent market share, but by Q2 2011 it had dropped to 16 percent. Over the same period, Microsoft's phone platforms plummeted from 12 percent to 1 percent, and Blackberry's RIM has dropped from 17 percent to 12 percent.
Forget red state or blue state, a new digital Mason-Dixon line is forming. A just released map breaks down smartphone preference by state, and the "new data establishes an evolving narrative of a North vs. South divide in the ongoing battle of the two top mobile operating systems."
Once king of the smartphone world, Research in Motion's BlackBerry has steadily fallen behind Apple's iPhone and Google's Android operating system. RIM investors are also growing steadily unhappy about this, and may start calling for changes soon within the company, starting at the top.
Research in Motion may be getting plenty of ridicule over its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, but now iPad users have at least one reason to envy the device -- it’s getting the very first official Facebook app for tablets.
In case you missed it on Wednesday night, the embargo was lifted on early reviews for Research in Motion’s first tablet device, the BlackBerry PlayBook. A veritable flood of reviews hit the web for the device, which debuts on Tuesday, April 19 -- but it’s off to a bit of a rocky start so far.
While BlackBerry maker Research in Motion isn’t pointing the finger at Apple directly, a new report out of Taiwan suggests that the Canadian company’s new seven-inch PlayBook tablet was delayed a month due to shortages caused by Cupertino’s touch panel consumption.
Research in Motion is finally launching their own answer to the iPad on April 16 in the form of the BlackBerry PlayBook, and if the rumors are true they’ll even be hitting iOS with a new BlackBerry Messenger app shortly thereafter.
There’s a new tablet coming on April 19 with a familiar pricing matrix: $499 for 16GB, $599 for 32GB and $699 for 64GB. But this isn’t a new iPad -- it’s Research in Motion’s long-awaited BlackBerry PlayBook, a seven-inch tablet which intends to go toe-to-toe with both Apple and a slew of Android-based slates.
Getting a bunch of people coordinated is seriously one of the toughest things to do. Sure, you could use Google Docs, a massive email thread or some kind of travel website to keep track of what's going on, but does that every really work? No.
However, what you can rely on is that everyone's probably got a cell phone on hand, and GroupMe works on a variety of mobile platforms to help unify you and your crew and keep you all on the same page. GroupMe enables you to create a group, keep track of these folks, communicate with them via social networking and SMS, and even share photos. In addition, you can also have a group call to keep in touch with one another the old-fashioned way--via an actual group chat. Follow along to find out how to use this application to better organize your life--and your posse.