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Scoble and Saunders are speaking different languages

This past weekend Robert Scoble posted on why he was pessimistic about the future of RIM, and was followed by a response by Alec Saunders. However it is unlikely that the two of them are going to come to much of an agreement, because they are talking about two totally separate things. Saunders’ response is…

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A (simpler) look at the BlackBerrys available in the US

This past weekend the New York Times ran an article on how BlackBerry offers too much choice which results in hurting the brand. The problem however is less with the total number of choices, and more with the confusion around how they are presented. Instead of going to the store and buying a BlackBerry Curve…

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$199 BlackBerry PlayBook is Not Sustainable

For the past week or so the BlackBerry PlayBook has been selling extremely well at the discounted price of $199. This low price is helping the PlayBook get into the hands of more people, and making the user base not only bigger, but also more diverse. Trying to help a friend buy one, has left…

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4 features I wish the PlayBook browser had…

The PlayBook has a great browser, with page load time and rendering that is just as good if not better then most desktop browsers. However there are still a few features that I wish that it had. Here are some of those features that I hope get implemented ASAP. Organize bookmarks Currently on the PlayBook…

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Popularity of Carrier Billing continues to grow

Carrier Billing is a convenient, and easy way to purchase applications from BlackBerry AppWorld without needing to enter PayPal or Credit Card information. Since RIM first introduced this option last summer the option has continued to grow in popularity, and more carriers have come on board. The percent of sales made via carrier billing has…

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Carrier Billing results in twice as many people buying applications

With the release of Version 2.0 of BlackBerry AppWorld, RIM added an option to purchase applications via carrier billing for select carriers. This is an option that is growing in popularity, and results in twice as many applications being sold by the average customer on carriers who support carrier billing. The above chart shows the…

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Past 9 Months of BlackBerry OS usage

The chart shows how BlackBerry OS usage has changed over the past 9 months. Usage of OS 5.0 or higher has increased from 59.6% in April 2010 to 79.6% in January 2011. Usage of OS 6.0 still remains rather low, but because this data comes from over the course of a full month rather then…

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Why NOT to Worry About the PlayBook’s Battery Life

Once again, analyst Shaw Wu is pushing the claim that the PlayBook will have poor battery life. The calm and rational response is that we don’t really know, and will have a much clearer answer when it is released in a few weeks. The vindictive response is however more fun and interesting. Despite being an…

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