Posted: January 30th, 2014 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Google, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Android Open Source Project, AOSP, Blackberry, DeepMind, Google, Google Android, Google Quantum AI Lab, Lenovo, Microsoft Windows Phone, Motorola, Motorola Mobility | Comments Off on Google Buys Deepmind, Sells Motorola Mobility, Increases Smartphone Share to 78 Percent …and 2014 is only 30 days old
We all thought Google’s 2013 was mammoth, celebrating it’s 13th year of existence the search behemoth ended the year with a purchase – $US3.2 billion for Nest – It began the year by releasing it’s Nexus Tablet range and in between took ownership of the smartphone market, hinted at Glass, dragged it’s stock price over the $US1000 barrier, sold 50 billion apps via Play and stayed well-ontop of search.
That so doesn’t sound impressive enough! Search by Google was astounding in 2013, A billion monthly unique searches, Microsoft’s Bing – the 2nd place getter – managed 290 million a month. Point is, it was good to be Google in 2013, gloating won’t slow the giant, 2014 is likely to be a GREAT year for Google :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 14th, 2013 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Smartphone | Tags: Blackberry, Google Play, smartphone, Touchscreen Blackberry | Comments Off on Blackberry’s Down? But Far From OUT!
It would be far too easy to right Blackberry off as simply too hard, a mess perhaps, but still a very revolutionary mess.
Not to be overshadowed by it’s recent turmoil over ownership, BlackBerry has released its latest offer, an impressive new flagship, the Z30, a powerhouse set to impress. Not to mention the largest smartphone the company has ever offered.
Despite all of the recent – and well-documented, see below – uncertainty surrounding the company machinations, Blackberry has managed to maintain a seriously loyal user base, particularly among the users everyone else wants, business users.
If you’re among this loyal core, is it time you updated to the latest BlackBerry? It’s certainly time to take a look. Be warned however, Z30 is All Touch :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: November 4th, 2013 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Smartphone, Tech-Business News, UPDATED! | Tags: Apple's iPhone, Blackberry, Business News, Fairfax Financial Holdings, Google's Android, smartphone | Comments Off on Blackberry Dumps Sale, CEO Steps Down
Beleaguered smartphone maker Blackberry has abandoned it’s plans to find a buyer, instead the company says its chief executive will stand down after nearly two years in what has to be the toughest job in the techsphere.
Former software executive John Chen will serve as interim chief executive of the Canada-based firm, replacing Thorsten Heins. Blackberry has also announced plans to try and raise more than $US1 billion in fresh financing.
The announcement sparked a 16 percent plummet in Blackberry’s share price, raising fears the struggling smartphone maker is running out of options.
After a two-month review of strategic options and talks with potential buyers including Facebook and Lenovo, Blackberry says it will now completely abandon a sale :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: March 31st, 2012 | Author: Marcus Dangerfield | Filed under: Android, Apple, Smartphone, Technoid Gadget News | Tags: Blackberry, iPad, iphone, Research In Motion, RIM | Comments Off on BlackBerry-RIM Concedes Defeat
Research In Motion – maker of BlackBerry – has suggested it will exit many consumer markets to focus on its business customers as the company swings to a loss.
New chief executive Thorsten Heins said via a conference call with market analysts that the company planned to “refocus on the enterprise business” and would not rule out a sale of the company, saying he would be open to hearing purchase offers.
RIM is losing the battle on the consumer front, the dominance of Apple’s iPhones and iPads as well as an onslaught of competitively priced Android and now Windows powered devices onto the smartphone market has left RIM clearly on in the outer.
“We plan to refocus on the enterprise business and capitalise on our leading position in this segment,” Mr Heins said. “We believe that BlackBerry cannot succeed if we tried to be everybody’s darling and all things to all people. Therefore, we plan to build on our strength to go after targeted consumer segments.” Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 15th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: Apple, Bow Down, Google, Kiss My . . ., M.Aaron Silverman, Smartphone, Technoid Gadget News, Technoid Love | Tags: android, apple, Blackberry, Google, Google Android, iphone, Larry Page, Motorola, RIM, Techsperts | Comments Off on Google Buys Motorola For $US12.5 Billion, Bits n Bobs, Parts and Patents
Since its launch in November 2007, Android has not only dramatically increased consumer choice but also improved the entire mobile experience for users. Today, more than 150 million Android devices have been activated worldwide — with over 550,000 devices now lit up every day — through a network of about 39 manufacturers and 231 carriers in 123 countries. Given Android’s phenomenal success, we are always looking for new ways to supercharge the Android ecosystem.
According to Googles Official Blog “That is why I am so excited today to announce that we have agreed to acquire Motorola. ” said Googles CEO Larry Page via the behemoths Official Blog. Motorola has a history of over 80 years of innovation in communications technology and products, and in the development of intellectual property, which have helped drive the remarkable revolution in mobile computing we are all enjoying today. Its many industry milestones include the introduction of the world’s first portable cell phone nearly 30 years ago, and the StarTAC — the smallest and lightest phone on earth at time of launch. In 2007, Motorola was a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance that worked to make Android the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices. I have loved my Motorola phones from the StarTAC era up to the current DROIDs. Apple Inc is in for a serious shakeup, it’s iPhone is about to get quite a bit of competition. Read the full article »»»»