We all use the same apps

One sure fire way to get a bunch of tech geeks into a heated war of words is to take sides as to which is superior iPhone, Android, or [cough] Blackberry. Nothing gets a lively conversation started faster. That being said results from Mplayit on Facebook found that regardless of which horse we back in this race, we end up using the same apps no matter what. As it seems, Angry Birds and Facebook are that compelling to everyone. The tidbit that should be extracted here is that it underscores the necessity to know your audience and know them

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Android takes over top US mobile spot

As the battle of the devices wages on some not-so-shocking news emerged this month from Nielsen. Google’s Android platform has taken over the top spot in the US marketplace over Apple , Blackberry, and everyone else. Final stats have Android taking 29% of the US market while Apple and Blackberry both take 27%. For those interested in the rest Windows is still holding on to 10% of the market. Palm and everything else take 7%. The fact that Android took top spot is hardly a surprise. Every carrier in the US has several devices (about 100 or so different

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RIM under $500

Interesting to see that RIM is going to release its new Playbook tablet early 2011 for under $500. Seems that the new way to be is to beat Apple on price. Even more curious is to see what happens with the iPad. Does Apple drop that too? Regardless of what happens on price, if the Bold is any indication of what Blackberry does to save itself, then no one is holding their breath on the new tablet. Could we eat our words? Absolutely. We shall see.

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Interesting developer stats

From time to time we like to see how the world is progressing. Let’s examine these two graphics: Although we featured this in the last post I thought it was so compelling that we should dedicate a single post to it. Again, thanks to VisionMobile (original article found here) we have some new insight as to just how dramatic this whole mobile transformation really is. First, take a look at the amount of developers involved with each. Android is way out in front followed by iPhone; neither of which were really around just a few years ago. Next, not

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New RIM tablet

RIM gave a demo today of their newest attempt to stay relevant in the space; the PlayBook Tablet. Take a look here: This is their soon-to-be tablet that will feature a new operating system that they have not released before. Oddly enough, they actually bought a company who makes another OS all together called QNX. To us, releasing a tablet, late, in a market where you have just watched your competition speed past you like a Road Runner cartoon, then to feature an OS not your own signals major trouble. While I completely understand their need to replace the

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Cracks in the Android model showing

Some have accused us of being Apple fan-boys. While that might be true to some degree this does not mean that we hate everyone else. We have stated here before that Blackberry, at least as far as we can tell in terms of a viable app conduit, is effectively dead. This I believe regardless of what people accuse us of. Android however is a different story. We do develop for the Android platform and see several possibilities for the platform and generally like it from a hardware standpoint. However, there have been some concerns since day one that have

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Android takes over top smartphone spot

As we previously mentioned here, the writing has been on the wall for Blackberry for quite some time. Anytime the king of the hill stops protecting the peak, someone is bound to sneak up, whack them on the head, and unceremoniously push them down the mountain. Such is the case now as Android has officially passed RIM in US sales. According to the latest posts, the second quarter of this year has Android holding 33 percent of the market. Trailing behind is Blackberry at 28 and iPhones at 22 percent. This would be the first time since the fourth

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