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Old 08-04-2010, 03:10 PM   #1
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Android OS Smartphones lead in the U.S. in sales

Even after the launch of the iPhone and all of it's success, it was never able to beat RIM's sales and become the top dog of smartphone.

Android in a matter of about six months has come from nowhere to beat RIM and become top smartphone in the US.

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The NPD Group, a leading market research company. For the first time since the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2007, RIM fell to second position, as Android took the lead among operating systems in handsets sold to U.S. consumers (more...)
Top selling Android phones

1. Motorola Droid
2. HTC Droid Incredible
3. HTC EVO 4G
4. HTC Hero
5. HTC Droid Eris

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Old 08-04-2010, 03:29 PM   #2
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I'm thinking that new Blackberry Torch is not the answer RIM hopes it is to stay competitive.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:03 PM   #3
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@kjk, spot on, I couldn't say it better.
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:06 PM   #4
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Blackberry's strength is it's security which makes it the choice in the corporate and governmet world. Now with it's problems in Saudi and UAE, it's in a world of trouble.
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:01 PM   #5
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Blackberry's strength is it's security which makes it the choice in the corporate and governmet world. Now with it's problems in Saudi and UAE, it's in a world of trouble.
Some might say that the trouble it's having in Saudi and UAE actually enhances its reputation with corporations and other governments for being reliable and secure.

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Some might say that the trouble it's having in Saudi and UAE actually enhances its reputation with corporations and other governments for being reliable and secure.

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Of course, the US government isn't worried
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE67246V20100803

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U.S. law enforcement officials said they can tap into emails and other conversations made using the device, made by Research in Motion, as long as they have proper court orders.

RIM's willingness to grant authorities access to the messages of its clients is a hot-button issue. The United Arab Emirates claims it does not have the same kind of surveillance rights to BlackBerry messages as officials in the United States
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Old 08-04-2010, 06:57 PM   #7
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I'm thinking that new Blackberry Torch is not the answer RIM hopes it is to stay competitive.
Actually I think it is nearly the ideal product for them at this point, it expands in the areas they were weaker while not neglecting their strengths.

Also, if you look at their sales, they are still doing really well and expanding it is just that their growth isn't matching up to that of Android.
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When I was working at Sony, I helped design and build the software stack for the new Xperia X10. This is turning out to be the best phone I have ever had. That said, the screen, while larger than an iPhone and other competitors is still smaller than a page on a ereader. The upshot is anyone who claims to like the way a smartphone (iPhone or other) lets to read ebooks is kind of correct but it is still like you are trying to read it through a keyhole. Last weekend when my old ereader took a dump and I was anxious to finish a book I was reading (The Destroyer series by Sapir and Murphy) so I loaded it onto my Smartphone and found reading somewhat painful
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All I can say is that my Droid is by far the best phone I've ever used. Android is a *great* OS for phones.
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