Blackberry Beating Treo in Virtual Market

Comments

This is by no means a solid way to determine the actual popularity but we found it interesting that Yahoo’s Tech Buzz Market ranks the Blackberry #2 ahead of Palm and behind Symbian. The Tech Buzz Game is a product of Yahoo! Research Labs and O’Reilly Media, which plays like the stock market where users can buy and sell fictional stocks in various high tech companies. The ‘buzz’ part of the game comes from Yahoo! Buzz Index, which tracks actual web search spikes and trends. We know this won’t settle the debate on whether or not RIM is beating PalmOne but atleast we can say more people are searching for the Blackberry than the Treo.

Below are the stocks:

Symbol: SYMBIAN
52-Week Range: $5.50 – $26.77
Shares Out SYMBIAN: 25374
Shares Out MOBEMAIL: 78807
Mkt Cap MOBEMAIL: $840390.59
Buzz score for SYMBIAN: 43.79

Symbol: BLACKBERRY
52-Week Range: $3.26 – $20.94
Shares Out BLACKBERRY: 18852
Shares Out MOBEMAIL: 78807
Mkt Cap MOBEMAIL: $840390.59
Buzz score for BLACKBERRY: 24.30

Symbol: TREO
52-Week Range: $2.38 – $14.61
Shares Out TREO: 14653
Shares Out MOBEMAIL: 78807
Mkt Cap MOBEMAIL: $840390.59
Buzz score for TREO: 20.64

You can play the game here …