Posts Tagged ‘Apps’

In the world of tech dominance it’s hard to forget Blackberries. RIM simply put changed the smart phone and mobile tech world in many ways. However, since the dawn of Apple’s iPhone and Googles Android opertating system the Blackberry maker has been fighting an uphill battle to stay relevant. The launch of their Blackberry Torch was to be the guiding light into the future. Unfortunately the Torch’s light seems to be dimming. The Blackberry Playbook is RIM’s attempt at the tablet space and seems to be quite impressive; unfortunately it’s still missing apps. Apples app store boasts over 300,000 unique apps as Android’s growing market is at 130,000. When looking at the Blackberry market you can indeed see some “slacking” if you will in the quality and quantity. As of last year the total number of apps within the Blackberry app world was around 10,000, surely a far cry from its competitors. But what should you do if you’re Blackberry? Take advantage of your new Playbook tablets operating system and allow you users to download Android apps of course. (more…)

The keyboard-heavy design of most BlackBerrys to date has generally prevented them from cashing in on the touch-screen mania that has driven the market, but that doesn’t mean Research In Motion is wanting for attention. Indeed, its App World application market is already well-established, with users in 70 countries. Thirty-five million BlackBerry users have downloaded the program necessary to access the market, and they’re downloading apps at a rate of around 1.5 million per day.

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