According to new data from comScore, 82.2 million people in the U.S. owned a smartphone as of July 2011, a full 10% increase from April 2011. Google is the market leader with 41.8% market share (up from 36.4% in April), while Apple is number 2 with 27% market share (up from 26%).
News you can use:
RIM’s BlackBerry was the big loser, as its piece of the smartphone market dropped from 25.7% to 21.7% in just three months.
comScore also reports that 234 million Americans 13 and older use some type of mobile device, whether it’s a smartphone or not. Among the entire smartphone market, Samsung is the leader with a 25.5% share of U.S. mobile subscribers. While Apple is forth with 9.5% of the total market, an increase of 1.2% since April. RIM rounds out the top five at 7.6%.
Among these 234 million mobile Americans, more of them are using their phones for a variety of tasks. A full 70% of U.S. mobile subscribers are texting, up 1.2% from April. About 40% use their phones for web browsing (up 2%) and 40.6% have used a downloaded app (up 2.8%). Social networking (30.1%), playing mobile games (27.8%) and listening to music (20.3%) are all up as well.
If you’re still using a Blackberry for anything other than work-related emails (
shame on you…) WHY?
Research In Motion is releasing a new version of one of its high-end BlackBerrys, updating the Bold with a touch screen and fresh software.
Research in Motion Ltd. is under pressure to update its high-end phones as it’s losing out to iPhones and phones running Google Inc.’s Android software. Last week, the company cut its earnings and sales forecasts for the current quarter, saying it’s selling fewer and cheaper phones than expected. Its stock plummeted.
Like the original Bold, launched in 2008, the 9900 has a keyboard under a 2.8-inch-screen in landscape orientation. It’s thinner than before, at just 10.5 millimeters, making it the thinnest BlackBerry yet.
So you didn’t get a Playbook? Or did you? The praises and complaints have been pouring in from across the web and from the looks of it, this Playbook isn’t getting very much “play” at all. Some of the complaints I’ve personally heard about we’re connectivity issues, home screen freezes and the ambiguous “It just doesn’t seem complete” argument. This is in addition to the obvious screen size and rumor of lacking APP power (only 3,000 apps will be available on the Playbook). So before you rush to order your BlackBerry Playbook on April 19th, heed a little warning…
Check out what some Blackberry & Rim enthusiasts are saying around the web:
Does this influence your decision on trying out the new Playbook? If you’re planning on picking one up Tuesday, April 19th please let us know!
What kind of phone do you have? BlackBerry, iPhone, Droid? The latest Nielsen study shows that certain ethnicities are prone or drawn to certian phones while others are not. Here’s the highlights of the recent study:
Thirty-six percent of Asians with smartphones have iPhones, while 31 percent of African-Americans with smartphones go for a BlackBerry.
Asians, Hispanics and African-Americans are purchasing smartphones at higher rates than “Whites”–45 percent of Asians and Hispanics and 33 percent of African-Americans are smartphone users, while only 27 percent of Whites are.
While 60 percent of Asians, 56 percent of Hispanics and 44 percent of African-Americans purchasing phones in the past six months bought smartphones, only 42 percent of caucasian users did the same.
Wow. Well since I’m bi-cellular (don’t judge me)… I guess I fall into the non-black/non-asian category…just call me “Blasian” – it’s exotic! LOL
Time flies when you’re having fun and CES 2011 in Las Vegas flew by quick! As a quick recap, I learned about many things while in Vegas and have created this TOP 10 List to accompany my CES 2011 Experience – So check it out!!!
THINGS I LEARNED IN VEGAS
10. AT&T Service in Vegas is shakier than a hooker in church!
9. The Blackberry Playbook allows you to sync your Blackberry Pin and chat on the device for easier multi-tasking.
8. The audio headphone game has gone from non-existant to a big *&#*! deal! (Monster Cable vs JVC)
7. There are some cool tech chicks in the media and technology industry. (Shoutout to @jess_benton & @LittleTechGirl)
6. The AVN (Adult Porn Convention) is during the same time as CES – (Nerds + Porn Stars + Vegas = Chaos!)
5. Andy Dick, Wil.I.am, Lady Gaga & Camillionaire are major CES tech nerds.
4. New Millenium geeks party waaaaaay harder than I saw in “Revenge of the Nerds”
3. @DivasandDorks looks so much better in 3D (*shameless plug*)
2. What happens in Vegas, usually ends up on Twitter. LOL
1. I’m officially addicted to collecting Foursquare badges…so much so that I went on a 2-hour check-in hunt for the coveted CES badge. (Thanks @jasonlanderson)
From fashion to technology, you can’t have one without the other (at least not on DivasandDorks.com!) Did you know that in addition to know a thing or two about fashion, your favorite designers also have a few choice picks when it comes to gadgetry?
Check out your favorite designers top gadget picks…
From iPads to chic digital cameras, here are the gadgets and apps our favorite fashion insiders simply can’t live without:
Favorite gadget: “My BlackBerry. I never have to answer the phone this way, and I can multi-task by reachng multiple people at the same time.”
Favorite gadget: My blackberry…because I work day and night and my team is always on standby!”
Favorite app: “I do have an iPad and I am addicted to all the shopping websites.
“I cannot live without my Mona Lisa. It is the top of the line digital print machine found in Italy. They cost about 250,000 euros per machine. They have 24 printheads per machine which makes them the fastest print machine out there. Very rare….”
Spotted at W Magazine
The long-awaited iPad competitor will arrive as early as next week…The BlackPad. BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion will have a lot to prove if it releases a much-anticipated tablet PC. RIM has been losing ground in the smartphone arena that has been its traditional stronghold. Researcher Gartner predicts that phones running the BlackBerry operating system will account for 11.7% of the worldwide market by 2014, down from 17.5% this year. I’m a proud BlackBerry user…what about you?
TEAM IPHONE OR TEAM BLACKBERRY?
Check out what USA Today had to say about the new release HERE.
If you’re still interested in winning an Apple Ipad….CLICK HERE.
As promised, the Fashion Friday (Gadget/Fashion mashup of the week) comes to us from Gianmarco Lorenzi. These KING OF BLING BABIES are enough to surely make the most humble of girls act a complete FOOL! These are def show stoppers!!! Now they’re a little to expensive for my taste…..NAH, WHO AM I KIDDING – I’m starting a Swarvorski Capital Campaign to get me these shoes (Ya’ll with church “building funds” know what I’m talking about!) If you can afford these $3k beauties, you can get them at Gregory’s in Houston, Texas. (Paired with a blinged out Blackberry in gold & you’re set for a night on the town…)
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