The curtain call for Blackberry, one of the pioneers and maker of the most popular smartphones in history, is coming down sooner than many would like, as efforts to turn around its fortune continue to hit snag after snag.
The once impregnable dominance of Apple’s iPhone may be somewhat waning in two of South-East Asia’s (SEA) most advanced smartphone markets, thanks to a confluence of factors, all of which are slowly chipping away at Apple’s market share, Edwin Yapp notes.
The worldwide mobile phone market grew 2.4% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2012, driven by heavyweights Samsung and Apple as Nokia dropped off the Top 5 list of smartphone vendors and RIM made it in.
Mobile platforms are hitting critical mass across smartphones and tablets. In 2011, it is estimated that approximately 480 million smartphones and tablets were shipped as opposed to approximately 380 million desktop and PCs. Frost & Sullivan analysts weighs in on the battle of the mobile tech giants.
Research in Motion (RIM) has made available to Malaysian enterprises what it claims to be a cost-efficient, secure, reliable and scalable mobile device management solution (MDM) in the form of the BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Platform (MFP).
App stores are gaining ground in the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, the Middle East, South and Central America and Africa as smartphone penetration increases and users seek a richer experience on their mobile devices, says analyst firm Ovum.
Smartphones are poised to surpass the overall global market for mobile phones, according to research firm Ovum, with Android set to rule the roost.