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It is only in 2011 that various platforms of social media could instigate, perpetuate, and eventually clean up a violent riot. London, and the UK in general, has received its fair share of riots over the past few hundred years, but it was not until this recent spat of violence in cities such as Gloucester, [...]
There is a lot happening with BlackBerry lately–it’s about time. It seems as if BlackBerry has fallen far behind competition in the smartphone race and I was beginning to lose hope. So much so, that I recently (like yesterday) opted to leave the BlackBerry family to join the cool kids over at Android. They seem [...]
Sigh…this comes as heartbreaking news to me. The reviews for the BlackBerry tablet have come back and let’s just say that these reviews have been less than stellar. I can’t say that I’m much surprised as I had sense enough not to set my hopes too high for the BlackBerry tablet to begin with but [...]
It’s official. The day has come as I knew it would. I’m sure you figured this one out already too. Voice usage on mobile networks is no longer the most popular activity by far. A study has been completed and the results are in. After studying 30,000 people during a four month period ending in [...]
With the release of the iPad2 last week in San Francisco, many competitors are getting worried. Just one year before, Apple introduced the iPad on the market and has seen unprecedented growth, selling over 15 million units. It is not even a question of whether iPad dominates the tablet market. This is obvious, being that [...]
Yes Blackberry users, it is true. Research In Motion is planning to develop it’s BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) app for Google’s Android and possibly Apple’s devices. BBM was recently named “App of the Year on the BlackBerry App World Platform” at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. According to Techland “By extending the BBM service to [...]
On February 1st, The Neilson Company released statistical data that displayed the smartphone preferences of consumers based on race. About a third of Americans use a smarthphone. The study found that in the United States, minority groups comprise the largest proportion of smartphone users. Neilson used four racial groupings: White, Hispanic, African American and Asian/Pacific Islander. Surprisingly, White consumers reported the lowest percentage of smartphone ownership at 27%. Asian/Pacific Islanders and Hispanics tie with 45% of each group reporting to own a smartphone. African Americans fall below with 33% reporting ownership of a smartphone. These statistics are even higher when accounting for recent phone purchases. The minority groups outrank Whites in this category as well by up to eighteen percentage points.
The internet is our connector. It is our way to communicate, to share, to relate, to understand, to empathize and ultimately inform. What happens when our connector is gone? What happens when there is no way to reach out beyond arms length and express ourselves? What happens when are voices, that could once be heard by the ears of the world are now silenced? We are shut off. The world as we know it goes dark and we feel alone, estranged even. Our rooms grow dim and there is even a stench of fear; nothing more frightening then feeling you’re in it by yourself. The air is cold, abrasive. The world, as we’ve grown to understand and relate to it, has changed and this change couldn’t be more unwelcomed.
Tablet technology definitely dominated the much hyped Consumer Electronic Show this January in Las Vegas. With many of the models set to hit shelves this year, consumers might want to bide their time and see how the competition plays out.
After the April release of Apple’s iPad, and the following release of Samsung’s Galaxy, Consumer Electronics Show attendees are anticipating a huge showing of tablets at this year’s event. Some are even speculating over 100 new tablets will be debuted, including one from Blackberry manufacturer RIM and a highly anticipated tablet from Motorola. This is [...]