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May 11, 2012  4:07 PM

Smartphone Design Is Rapidly Maturing

Posted by: Ed Hardy
Android, BlackBerry, RIM, Samsung, Smartphones

An article on Brighthand this week had a statement that surely caused some people to blink. The comment came from analyst Craig Mathias, who said, "We will see relatively...

January 5, 2012  7:10 PM

A BlackBerry Without a Keyboard Is Like a Fish Without Gills

Posted by: Ed Hardy
BlackBerry, RIM

A report surfaced today that BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion is only going to make one smartphone this year. While this should be taken with a grain of salt, like all unconfirmed reports, I find...

July 12, 2011  9:42 AM

Android Growing Strongly, iOS Holding Steady, RIM Losing Marketshare: Here’s Why

Posted by: Ed Hardy
Apple, Google, HP, Microsoft, Palm, RIM

The market-tracking company comScore keeps an eye on the battle between the various smartphone operating systems. There was a significant change covered in its latest report: during the March-May period of this year, Apple's iOS passed  RIM's BlackBerry OS in popularity among U.S. phone...

May 3, 2011  10:07 AM

BlackBerry OS 7 Is a Step Sideways, Not Forward

Posted by: Ed Hardy
BlackBerry, RIM

Research in Motion (RIM) took the wraps off the successor to BlackBerry OS 6 yesterday. For some reason, the company decided to call to BlackBerry OS 7, even though it's much more like OS 6.5. It has some nice new features, but it's not a major upgrade -- and this is a time that RIM can't rest on...

March 29, 2011  2:43 PM

Windows Phone Will Outsell iPhone by 2015? Really?

Posted by: Ed Hardy
Apple, Google, Microsoft, RIM

IDC released its latest Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker report today, including predictions for which mobile operating systems will be gaining market share in the next few years and which will be losing it. This market analysis firm made a safe prediction that Google's Android OS will rise to be...


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