RIM has just announced it is officially changing its name to BlackBerry. This is a part of the major changes the company is going through, following the BlackBerry 10 OS launch.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins just announced that Research in Motion is no longer known as “RIM,” and will be simply known as “BlackBerry” going forward.
BlackBerry’s official slogan is now “One brand. One promise.”
From now on you will be able to follow BlackBerry’s stock at NASDAQ:BBRY. Let’s hope this change, along with the new devices and OS will help bring the company back on its feet.
As we getting colser to the BB 10 event , we’re starting to see an increasing number of leaks related to the latest and greatest from RIM. With less than three weeks left until the unveiling of the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones, a new slides show the BlackBerry Z10 in black and white and flaunt some of the new features of the mobile OS. In one shot we see a lovely red holster.
Among the new features, visible on the slides, is the video calling with device screen sharing, the Balance feature, which allows for switching between a work-time setup and a free-time setup, and the revamped BlackBerry keyboard.
Rumors have it that along with the new software and hardware announcement, RIM will also lower the steep prices of the specialized data plans needed for using the company’s services by end consumers.
RIM has planned the BB 10 unveiling event for January 30, so we are bound to learn more in a few weeks’ time.
Check them out for yourself and let us know what you think. They are quite bunch of new images.
Source : DsmTech
The Blackberry 10 gold SDK release has revealed an interesting tidbit for Evernote partakers: the memory-prodding app seems to be tightly enmeshed with RIM’s upcoming OS. It’s one of the so-called Notebook options listed under the “App Integration” heading, which let you organize “actionable and non-actionable items into separate folders or topics.” Evernote is listed as one of those options, and will let you sync up and access your account with Blackberry 10 devices, according to the documentation.
That app is already available across all other major platforms, letting you organize documents with audio, video, photos, websites and, um, text — then sync everything up in the cloud. Considering Evernote’s recent foray into the business side of things, having the app built-in might be a nice pitch to RIM’s core userbase when the new OS is finally launched.
If was here, you know that yesterday we saw the BlackBerry 10 L-Series smartphone pose for some cool live photos and today the same Vietnamese website Tinhte has uploaded a hands-on video of the device showcasing the BlackBerry 10 OS.
To make it even better, the BlackBerry Dev Alpha B device that has been used so far to test RIM’s latest OS is brought to the scene for comparison’s sake.
The video concentrates not only on the device itself and its hardware, but also demonstrates some of the features of the upcoming BlackBerry 10 such as the various gestures and multitasking capabilities. Check out the BlackBerry L Series hands-on video below.
The L-Series is expected to be unveiled at an official RIM event on January 30 next year.
Just a day after we caught a glimpse of it in a teaser image on RIM’s website, the upcoming BlackBerry L-Series smartphone emerged once again. A rather extensive photo session of the device has made the rounds, this time leaving nothing to imagination as far as hardware goes.
The live images of the previously seen, likely BlackBerry 10 flagship reveal what appears to be a well-built handset with a massive touchscreen. Connectivity looks to be well-covered with microHDMI port and NFC antenna present on the device. We also get to have a peak under the back cover of the device, which reveals a removable 1800mAh battery, microSD card slot, and the microSIM compartment.
With the hardware on the photos looking expectedly solid, it is up to the OS to deliver the goods and meet all the high expectations. We will likely find out on January 30, 2013, when BlackBerry 10 is scheduled to go official.
With the official launch of BlackBerry 10 scheduled for January 30, 2013, RIM decided to cause some excitement by teasing one of its upcoming smartphones. The back of the company’s yet to be announced product got partially revealed on its official website.
The teaser image shows the textured back of what’s likely an already leaked, touchscreen-only smartphone, its camera unit on the top left side, as well as a large BlackBerry logo in the middle. The handset’s volume rocker and power key are also visible. A promise for a re-designed, re-engineered, and re-invented BlackBerry experience is flanking the image, along with an option to register for updates.
Via : BB Blog
The iPhone 5 launch was “and still” big, that it turned out so big that it slowed the growth of Android in the US and the UK, according to Kantar World Panel.
The rest of the EU5 (France, Germany, Italy and Spain) saw just the opposite – Android’s share went up, iOS went down.
It should be noted that iPhone 5 was on sale for only a week in Q3 (even less in some markets) and is yet to launch in China and Brazil, so Q4 is bound to bring big gains for iOS.
Anyway, during this year’s Q3, the market share of iOS in US went up to 35.7%, compared to 21.5% during the same period last year. That’s a massive increase of 14.2 percentage points. Meanwhile Android dropped from 66.4% to 57.5%. Another notable decline is that of BlackBerry, which is now below Microsoft’s OS (which is currently at 2.9%).
In the UK, iOS market share increased by 9.9 percentage points to 18.1%, but Android went up too – from 53.4% to 58.2%. RIM still holds a respectable 8.8% there, while the WP share more than doubled. Symbian practically went extinct in the UK.
iOS shares declined in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Australia, while Android’s shares increased in these markets. In Germany and Spain in particular, it’s almost complete domination with 77.8% and 82.7% respectively. In Brazil Android went from controlling a fifth of the market to half of it.
In EU5, iOS remained relatively constant, buoyed by its conquests in the UK, while Android went up by 16.2 percentage points. Windows saw decent gains, now controlling about 5% of the market, ahead of the former king, Symbian.
If you want to see all the numbers for all OSes, you can download the PDF from Kantar.