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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

TECH: BlackBerry news - top 5 mobile makers in the world,BlackBerry 6 and 2 new BlackBerry phones

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G

International Data Corporation (IDC) just released their Q1 Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker report and we learned here that BlackBerry/Research In Motion is now included in the top 5 mobile phone makers in the world, and it sits at the 4th rank along with other mobile phone brands and ranking is based on the shipment of units during the 1st year over year change. And wow! They already shipped 294.9 million units in the 1st quarter of 2010 compared to the 242.4 million units last year quarter of 2009.

check out for more news below

read all about it here at http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS22322210

Top Five Mobile Phone Vendors, Shipments, and Market Share, Q1 2010 (Units in Millions)

Vendor

1Q10 Unit Shipments

1Q10 Market Share

1Q09 Unit Shipments

1Q09 Market Share

Year-over-year Change

1. Nokia

107.8

36.6%

93.2

38.4%

15.7%

2. Samsung

64.3

21.8%

45.9

18.9%

40.1%

3. LG Electronics

27.1

9.2%

22.6

9.3%

19.9%

4. Research In Motion

10.6

3.6%

7.3

3.0%

45.2%

4. Sony Ericsson

10.5

3.6%

14.5

6.0%

-27.6%

Others

74.6

25.3%

58.9

24.3%

26.7%

Total

294.9

100.0%

242.4

100.0%

21.7%



and then they have announced lots of highlights and update at WES 2010, a BlackBerry event for users and partners.

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BlackBerry Pearl 3G

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BlackBerry Bold 9650

RIM announced two new smartphones, the BlackBerry Bold 9650 (http://press.rim.com/release.jsp?id=3906) and the BlackBerry Pearl 3G (http://press.rim.com/release.jsp?id=3886)


RIM provided a sneak peek to BlackBerry 6, a new OS which will debut next quarter

RIM announced BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5 with voice over Wi-Fi calling (http://press.rim.com/release.jsp?id=3907)

RIM provided an update on BlackBerry App World, explaining that over 20 million customers have already downloaded BlackBerry App World and nearly 1 million apps are being downloaded per day on average

Over 50,000 copies of BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express have been downloaded since its launch in March

BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) is growing strong with a 500% increase in usage last year and over 20 million users currently

Millward Brown published its annual brand study on Wednesday and BlackBerry was listed as the 14th most valuable brand in the world (and the 6th most valuable tech brand)

According to a recent GSM Exchange report (regarding mobile handset sales during the first half of April), the BlackBerry Bold 9700 was the #1 selling mobile handset in Europe and BlackBerry Curve 8520 was #2. According to the report, the #3 - #8 ranked phones were Nokia 5800, LG KP500, Samsung GT-S5230, Nokia 5230, Apple iPhone 3G 16GB and Nokia 6700 Classic respectively


Other BlackBerry facts:

* Over 90 million BlackBerry smartphones sold
* 10.5 million BlackBerry smartphones sold in the last quarter alone
* 11.2 – 11.8 million BlackBerry smartphones expected in the current quarter (as noted in RIM’s Capital Markets Day)
* Approx. 550 carriers and distribution partners in 170+ countries
* Over 250,000 registered app developers
* Over 250,000 BlackBerry Enterprise Servers
* Over 14,000 RIM employees focused on BlackBerry
* BlackBerry is #1 smartphone in USA
* BlackBerry is #2 smartphone worldwide
Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, Philippine Bloggers Network, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. Azrael's Merryland Blog is included in a list of top 50 Blogs in the Philippines , ranked 65th in Top 100 Blogs that Matter , 49 must read lifestyle blog in the Philippines. and rank 40th in 100 Top Philippine Blogs by Feedspot.
He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collect Transformers toys.
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