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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 2011-04-03, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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Android passes BlackBerry in the US

For the first time, more Americans are using phones running Google's Android operating system than Research In Motion's BlackBerry

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I was wondering when that would happen, just a little surprised it happened so soon. With Android taking increased share, MS trying to take a major share and Apple's continued dominance, it is inevitable that a couple of existing companies get squeezed out of the marketplace.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 2011-04-03, 08:37 PM
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Apple's dominance of what?

On another note 55% of RIMs business is outside of Canada/U.S.
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You would think that MS phones would have gone up with the launch of WP7 and their aggresive ad campaigns. Hard to believe they lost 1.3% and fell to 7.7%.
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Keep in mind that with smartphone sales increasing, sales can increase dramatically while market share stagnates or drops.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 2011-04-04, 01:47 PM
 
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Bye Bye blackberry, nice knwoing you.. is it just me or is Blackberry the Sllloowwest mobile company on the planet
HTC puts out a new phone every week it seems.. and when Blackberry does put ouyt a phone(Torch) its specs are last generation, brutal.
I currently own the torch and its painfully slow.. i am looking to upgrae as soon as the iphone 5 comes out as long as our comapny approves it..

So we can expect a new BB when? Q3/11? lol, laughable..
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Apple only puts out one phone per year and they seem to have found some success...
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 2011-04-04, 02:21 PM
 
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Yea but that phone sets the satndard for what all other phones try to be. Granted Blackberry does have some great features and i do think they have a great platform but they are letting the rest of the competition gain while they sit back and hang on to there enterprise customers..
Don't get me wrong, I am a BB supproter, it just frustrates me to only have 2nd generation phones availble to me , while the guy beside me has cutting edge stuff for the same price..

The torch should have come about 2 years ago to be relevant
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The WSJ recently coined the phrase Research in Slow Motion.. Ouch!

RIM is a great company, but they've clearly been asleep at the switch for the past few years. I think their product managment team needs a serious rejigging to prevent their brand from shrinking any further.
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