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    BlackBerry Passes Apple iPhone in Mobile Internet Usage



    For the first time, BlackBerry OS has overtaken Apple’s iOS for mobile internet usage, at least in the domestic U.S. market. The image above illustrates November 2010 performance between the major mobile browsers, where BlackBerry OS range in a 34.3% market share, overtaking’s Apple’s iOS which recorded a 33% share. The big picture as to how this happened? Two words, BIG RED. In my eyes Verizon having the better unlimited data plan is what allows for users to be liberal with their data usage. With the iPhone coming to Big Red early next year, I suspect the tide will change in favor of the iPhone once more.


    While BlackBerry is seemingly growing more in the domestic market, perhaps with the help of the new webkit browser found in OS 6.0, that lead is not replicated in terms of worldwide share according to the data. Globally, the Symbian OS leads with 31.9% followed by iOS (21.9%), BlackBerry OS (19.3%) and Android (11.6%). Symbian-powered devices are immensely popular across the globe, comprising a 47.2% share of the smart mobile devices shipped in 2009.


    It is interesting to note that the Android OS has almost tripled from its 8.2% in November 2009 to 23.8% this year. It is going to be interesting to see if BlackBerry can stay on top and if future QNX equipped devices will play a role in gaining more market share within the U.S. and elsewhere in the world.
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    In my opinion, the QNX is going to make RIM's numbers jump across the board. With the flash integration, they have finally hit the home run we've all been waiting for. Even in development stage, we're seeing exactly how fast the browser is, and with the flash integration, an overall better web experience.

    Having said that, what about the overall speed of a bb with QNX? We've all been wowed with the web kit and what it's done with the browser. What we haven't seen is how the QNX translates into the overall Blackberry experience. Keeping in mind that QNX was a military application doing thousands of computations a second, we can only imagine how thats going to translate for the average user.

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    Cool

    What could be affecting the numbers is AT&Ts data plan pricing, etc. Blackberries are also on other carriers which have unlimited data. I'm not saying that I don't support RIM and the Blackberry phone, it's the best for me, I am saying the numbers could be skewed by the fact that iOS is only on AT&T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danp2000 View Post
    What could be affecting the numbers is AT&Ts data plan pricing, etc. Blackberries are also on other carriers which have unlimited data. I'm not saying that I don't support RIM and the Blackberry phone, it's the best for me, I am saying the numbers could be skewed by the fact that iOS is only on AT&T.
    I agree, and when the iPhone hits Verizon early next year the tide will change. Unless, OS QNX is something spectacular in data usage.

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    I don't think Big Red is the big reason for this. I think it has something to do with OS 6. Recently my data usages has gone up 10 folds after upgrading to the Torch. I'm browsing the internet more and the apps are more data rich. Emails are no longer just plain text, it's full html format. I hardly use the internet before because the browser on the old berry sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thymaster View Post
    I don't think Big Red is the big reason for this. I think it has something to do with OS 6. Recently my data usages has gone up 10 folds after upgrading to the Torch. I'm browsing the internet more and the apps are more data rich. Emails are no longer just plain text, it's full html format. I hardly use the internet before because the browser on the old berry sucks.
    I agree with you in that the BB has become more data rich with OS 6, but if it weren't for the BIG RED unlimited data plans I don't think users would have that care free type usage on data.

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