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Research In Motion is trying to gain back the massive amount of customers they lost to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android. At BlackBerry World 2012 going on from May 1 – 3 in Orlando, Florida, Thorsten Heins took the stage and announced the fresh new look to Research In Motion’s future Operating System, BlackBerry 10 (BB10).
They showed off the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone in a promo video below, as well as on stage while demoing the new OS. The device itself looks exactly like a 4inch model of the PlayBook with the volume up, play/pause and volume down buttons on the right side and the MiniUSB slot on the let side (same as the PlayBook in Portrait mode). Although the device wasn’t announced, the main event was showing off some new innovations of BB10. The device used is called a “Dev Alpha” model, which may never actually see store shelves in its current form. The device will be given to developers to test their BB10 apps for future release. That release of which was still slated by Thorsten Heins, RIM President and CEO, to be the ‘latter part of 2012′.
The BlackBerry 10 operating system is showing some refinements and promise. One of the most innovative parts of the OS seems to be the ‘timeline lens’ which captures images and still frames as soon as the camera app is loaded, even if you haven’t taken a picture yet. The idea is that you can ‘rewind’ the frames to grab a still frame you’d like to use if the one you thought you captured when taking a picture doesn’t quite cut the cake. The other innovation is with the BB10 touch keyboard which seems a little more intuitive with auto-correct, showing words right above the matching letters as you spell out words, rather than most other auto-corrects showing a collection of possible matches at the top of the keyboard.
Will this be enough to pull people away from the iPhone, Windows Phone 7 devices or Android smartphones? That remains to be seen in the latter part of 2012. Unfortunately for RIM however, is that the next iPHone is also expected to launch in the ‘latter part of 2012′ with iOS 6. To add icing to the competition cake is the new operating system from Microsoft with Windows 8, which will power smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops. No doubt we’ll likely see a new announcement for Android 5.0 Jelly Bean as well sometime in the last weeks of 2012.
Article first published as BREAKING: RIM Announces BlackBerry 10 to the World on Technorati.
It’s no surprise for anyone that Apple (AAPL) is totally kicking butt when it comes to company value. After Apple passed earnings estimates for a second straight quarter, setting another company record, it almost seems as though Apple is a Juggernaut which cannot be stopped. Others feel that Apple is still riding on the coat tails of genius left behind by their late co-founder Steve Jobs, who had been working on several new products until his passing in 2011. Those products include the rumored Apple ‘Smart’ TV, the new iPad (3rd generation currently on the market), and the next iPhone (iPhone 5).
When someone thinks “CEO”, they look at the model CEO, Steve Jobs, who led Apple from
having almost nothing in the bank to being the most valued company in the U.S. The following question comes up often, ‘Just how valuable is Apple?’ Thankfully, Best Computer Sciences Degrees has put together a few statistics to make us aware of just how big they are in a new infographic just released.
The infographic shows that Apple has been valued over $508 Billion which is $100 more than the next largest company in the U.S. whom you may have heard of…Exxon. It goes on to show us that Apple’s iOS devices have almost sold more products than all automobiles combined since 2008. have a look at the infographic at the source link below to see more.
Source: Best Computer Science Degrees
Article first published as Apple Is Taking Over The World – Infographic on Technorati.
Apple has put out the word Wednesday Morning April 25th, that their Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) will be held June 11th – 15th 2012 in San Francisco’s Moscone West. The conference will focus heavily on iOS and OS X app development and give developers a five day workshop on development in relation to Apple products. In addition to the sessions offered will be a scholarship program where students creating apps can apply to attend WWDC at Apple’s expense.
The conference will also showcase the best apps over the last year for iOS and OS X in the Apple Design Awards. The winners last year received a MacBook Air, iPad 2, iPod touch and a trophy. Adding to the perks, publicity for their award winning apps helps the downloads as well. 2011 saw apps like Infinity Blade, Cut The Rope and Pulse News Reader among many others as winners.
If you were planning on attending, you may be saddened to hear that tickets are already sold out at $1600 per ticket. If you’re a student developer however, you can apply for the Apple scholarship program to try and get a seat. The rest of us will have to wait for the sessions videos to pop up online from the event. Maybe we’ll even see a little spot near the end about the sixth generation iPhone as well.
Source – Apple
Article first published as Apple WWDC 2012 Announced for June 11 – iPhone 5 Cometh? on Technorati.
Before the time of tablets and smartphones, a war raged between two technology giants. The PC era was dominated by Apple versus Microsoft, and we may very well see that war again in the “Post-PC Era” of technology. The iPad reigns supreme over Android and BlackBerry tablets, in fact, neither have come even close to challenging the sales figures of the Apple iPad generations. With Microsoft coming back into the game with Windows 8 tablets and PC operating systems, we may finally have a worthy opponent to the Apple iOS family. As Windows 8 launch looms ever nearer, Apple is getting their ‘ducks in a row’ to do battle once again.
We’ve heard about the rumors that Apple is planning an “iPad Mini” tablet which will be 7.85 inches in size. It was thought that this device will be to battle the 7inch tablets with Android and BlackBerry PlayBook OS. Really though, they don’t hold a candle to iOS, but Windows 8 would. All reports suggest that Apple will launch this new ‘Mini’ tablet under the $300 price to make it very competitive, which would basically force Microsoft into selling Windows 8 tablets under the same price line. The main difference however would be that Microsoft may not have a whole lot of control in dictating the sale prices of the Windows 8 tablets, as they are made by 3rd party manufacturers. Apple iPads are made by Apple (or at least manufacturers who build them with Apple’s full control).
Apple may already be testing these devices, and therefore, would be finalizing details on a release product soon. The latest report from NetEase shows Apple has 6 million units ready for launch in Q3 2012 (July – September). We’ll begin a new war for tablet dominance with the same two behemoths that started it 30 years ago.
Source – 163.com (Chinese Translated)
Article first published as Apple iPad Mini Coming in Q3 2012 Before Windows 8 Tablets on Technorati.