The difference I see is 2 completely different companies after 2 different markets. now we see apple trying to be more like blackberry with its work apps and email clients and you see blackberry being more like Iphone giving apps that include games and more social apps compares to mostly business apps. BlackBerry was for Business only. Iphone was for fun cool apps. BlackBerry has never changed what changed was Apple and Android trying to merge the fun and business together so that the device could work both ways. RIM has stood strong to keep it professional, and most of all secure. Till this day we dont see goverment officials like the local law enforcement, FBI or CIA, We also don't see professional business men like CEOs jumping ship for angry birds. I have worked out on the field and from REAL business customers I always seem to get the point to apple and say thats nothing but a toy full of games. No battery life, email is not that reliable when u compare it to a Blackberry. When you want to work at work you get a Blackberry when you want to play at work you get an Iphone I have done my research to back up my points so please take the chance to read these key facts
an interesting statistic from a study discovered that 38% of teenagers will buy apps from the application for their phones whereas only 25% of adults purchase these
almost 20% of children aged 5 to 7 use a cell phone. Younger children are also getting in on the act. “It’s very common to observe what we call the ‘pass-back’ effect, where the parent passes their own device to the child," It makes sense since parents devices like phones have always been amongst children’s favorite ‘toys’, and as the devices become more functional for adults they simultaneously get more fun for kids.”
Currently, there are over 3,400 education apps available for download at the iTunes store, with a large number of them targeted for children between the ages of two and five. Take note that the top selling iPhone education app continues to be Wheels on the Bus and that “13 of the 20 top paid apps in this area are clearly child-directed.”
In 2004, 45% of teens had a cell phone; by 2009, it was 75%.
The fastest growth has been among younger teens:
In 2004, just 18% of 12 year olds had a cell phone, compared • to 64% of 17 year olds.
In 2009, 58% of 12 year olds had a cell phone, compared to 83% of 17 year olds.
Mobile phone usage is also growing rapidly among younger children. 20% of U.S.
children ages 6-11 currently own a cell phone, up from 11.9% of children in 2005
U.S. teens ages 13 to 17 send or receive an average of 3,146 text messages a month, and kids 12
and under send 1,146 texts per month.
Just over half of teens (51%) own a portable gaming device like a PSP or a Gameboy. Younger
teens are more likely to have them (66% of 12-13 year olds, compared to 44% of 14-17 year olds)
Kids can use these devices to download TV shows and movies, surf the web, listen to music, and
send instant messages.
Not only that but ever company loves to bost how big there applications store is, when really you can grab and Iphone or Android device and search calculator, you will find 100's upon 100's of calculator apps. How many calculators do u need? same goes for note taking or alarm clock. there are 1000's of apps that are just duplicates but many of the customers don't see it that way. makes me wonder???
Blackberry made cell phones staright business. Apple made the cell phone for kids giving them the access to the internet unsupervised
In 1985, there were about 200,000 cell phone subscribers in the United States. Today, there
are more than 286 million subscribers, and nearly 9 in 10 (87%) Americans own a cell