Category: Opinion vs Opinion
Last year we were inundated with negatives news about RIM and the BlackBerry, and while that was the case there are still 75 million BlackBerry subscribers and many die hard Blackberry users and enthusiast who can’t live without their BlackBerry cellphone. Even Barack Obama is on the BlackBerry bandwagon, so for all those who say BlackBerry is dead, there will likely be 75 million objections. The truth is BlackBerry has a niche and fills a specific purpose while other phones like the iPhone and Android fill another need altogether.
Can Android cell phone growth continue with this blistering pace?
Research firm Gartner this month published reports which indicated that the Android platform has overtaken Apple’s iPhone as the world’s 3rd most popular smartphone operating system (OS) with 17.2% of the global smartphone market behind BlackBerry and Symbian (Nokia). In the US the Android OS was the number 1 smartphone OS in the US for the last quarter (Q2 2010). Worldwide sales of Android cell phones passed 10.5 million in the last quarter – that’s an astonishing 1300% increase over last year when sales were below 1 million. In 2 months, Android sales have risen from 100K per day to 200K per day, according to Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt.
Its simple. Productivity.
This is not meant to be a features based comparison between the iPhone and one of Blackberry’s leading devices, the Bold. And its not meant to describe which unit has the coolest games or nicest apps or any of those items. Cause if it was, then hands down the iPhone would win out (well maybe not hands down).
Its simply about getting stuff done and in a simple and convenient way. No smartphone out there can compare with the blackberry smartphones for email functionality, the BIS and BES toolkit takes email with its push technology to another level. It always amazes me that I get the email first on my Blackberry device before I receive it on my desktop computer. Now that’s efficient.