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RIM Leads in Canada with 42% of All Smartphones Being BlackBerry

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Hopefully this will be the new Canadian anthem.

RIM is still killing it in Canada ahead of Apple and Google and with 42% of the smartphone market, ahead of Apple’s 31% and Android’s 12.2%. Nokia is barely a player with only 6.4% of the market and Windows has even less with 5.1% of the smartphone market. The data comes from a new report on the Canadian mobile industry from market research firm ComScore Inc. In terms of smartphone adoption in general, Canada is at 32.8%, which is a little higher than the US which is at 32.2%. Europe is doing really well with smartphone penetration with numbers such as United Kingdom (40.8%), Spain (40.2%) and Italy (38.3%) in terms of smartphone adoption. But then again, Europe is a Nokia-based society and nobody is really taking that company seriously as a smartphone. It’s more like a “semi-intelligent phone”.

via @thehartley

BlackBerry App World Generates Highest Revenue Per App

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There’s been a lot of buzz recently over the IHS Screen Digest Table: Global Mobile Applications Store Ranking in 2010 and 2009. Though I’m sure you’ve seen it in many articles, I’ve included here for reference.

Most of the buzz related to this chart has revolved around people saying either Apple still dominates, Android has a weaker showing than expected, or look at how much growth Android has had. Very little has been written about the REAL story that chart is showing: BlackBerry App World generates a higher revenue per app than any other store — by a wide margin. Guess you better drop all your iPhone devs and get working on BlackBerry projects right?Well, maybe, but drastic action to statistics is usually a bad idea. Let’s take a closer look at these numbers and I will make the case that BlackBerry gets hosed by the media in terms of coverage (at least positive coverage) for App World and that, while a drop-everything-for-BlackBerry approach is probably not warranted, if you’re still not considering BlackBerry for app development you are seriously hindering your revenue potential for your product.

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Nokia and Microsoft Merger Could Benefit RIM Through Carrier Promotions

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Citi analyst Jim Suva has turned 180 on RIM’s stock due to the recent news between Nokia and Microsoft. With Nokia adopting the WIndows Phone 7 OS, carriers are seeing Nokia (a sell rated stock) as unstable with an unrealized product strategy. Suva thinks that this will push the carriers to promote other devices such as BlackBerry, Android and Apple.
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Nokia Considered Using BlackBerry OS Before Jumping to Microsoft

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Nokia N8

According to TC Europe, Nokia had explored the idea of incorporating the BlackBerry OS into Nokia smartphones. According to TC’s sources, Nokia explored all three potential operating systems (Android, Windows and BlackBerry) in tandem. According to sources, RIM was apparently uninterested in the partnership and Nokia chose to go with Microsoft in the end. Microsoft is also apparently paying big bucks for Nokia to use their OS.
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Considering Porting Your App for Nokia’s Ovi? A Few Things You Should Know

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Nokia Ovi

If you’ve got a killer BlackBerry app, chances are that you’re considering porting it over to other platforms in order to grab more users or maximize your revenue. The obvious platforms to choose are iPhone and Android, but Nokia seems to be an afterthought, not only in smartphone media coverage, but from a developer perspective as well. I recently attended an event hosted by Nokia in order to learn more about their platform and what they offer. If you’re considering Nokia’s Ovi app store and the Qt OS, read on to learn more about what they have to offer.
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IDC Q4 2010 Smartphone Analysis Shows Huge Mobile Growth

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IDC released its Q4 2010 world smartphone market analysis and it shows some impressive growth for not only the mobile market, but for smartphones in general. Recently, we talked about BlackBerry in South Korea, and according to IDC, Korea had the biggest smartphone appetite in Asia this quarter accounting two-thirds of phones shipped in 4Q10, up from one-eighth a year ago. In Western Europe, the BlackBerry 8520 was among the region’s top sellers and contributed to the overall market’s growth.

The United States saw vendors like RIM and Apple maintain a healthy lead and in Canada, Android, Apple and RIM prevailed. Again, it’s all about smartphone growth and users are aggressively turning in their feature phones for smartphones. In Latin America, Nokia, RIM, and Samsung had strong smartphone sales, as well as relative newcomer Huawei.
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