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Estimate: Over 500,000 PlayBooks Sold to Date

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There is a lot of talk about how the PlayBook is doing in the market, especially given the rumor that production has been slowed. The thought is that slowed production means there is a backlog of unsold inventory. Measuring the number of PlayBooks sold through the download numbers of a free and popular app seems like an accurate way of predicting real sales and that’s just what Eric at Ebscer has done. More after the jump.
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Predicting BlackBerry 6 Adoption Rates with OS 5.0 Data

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A full year has passed since OS 5.0 was released as an upgrade for the Storm 9530. By using the download data from the popular game Pixelated I have been able to track the progress of the adoption of version 5.0 of the BlackBerry Operating System. Not only does this show the trends of the past year, but it also gives a guide to what we can expect to see in the adoption of OS 6 from in market devices such as the Bold 9700.?

While the majority of users upgraded right away (over two-thirds of all users upgraded in the first two months), the adoption rate after that was more slow and steady than anything else. After ten months the adoption rate has finally stabilized. The past three months has seen it remain just short of 90% ranging from 89.7%-89.9%, at this point there is no reason to expect much more change in this number.

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Pixelated and Pixelated Plus Updated to Version 2.3 with More Game Features

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Pixelated and Pixelated Plus have both been recently been updated in BlackBerry App World to version 2.3. Pixelated is the most popular Strategy game in BlackBerry App World, and now adds a number of improvements and brand new features. Click through after the jump for a list of new game features:
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OS 5 Adoption Rates for the Tour 9630 and Storm 9530

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Initially, Verizon’s Tour 9630 users were quicker to adopt OS 5.0 than Storm users. One month after the official release of OS 5, 71.1% of users upgraded to the new operating system. The Storm 9530 in comparison, saw only 61.4% after the first month, and took a full three months to get past the 70% mark.

The higher rate for the first month may be due to pent up demand after Verizon and RIM took their sweet time releasing this. Although, the early release of OS 5 was more productive for the 9530 which has since climbed to 81.4% adoption.

These statistics come from the time of download of the popular free game Pixelated. Given that this game has been available for both devices for a while now, it is doubtful that there is any early adopter effect distorting these numbers.

There is another OS 5 adoption analysis from back in February available here.

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Pixelated Game Goes Version 2.0 with Achievement System

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Pixelated is a fun and simple game for BlackBerry that involves changing the colors of the pixels in order to make the screen a single color. The game has recently been updated to version 2.0, with support for additional devices, as well as a cool achievement system.

With the new achievement system, users can win awards for things such as completing puzzles in record time. The game also now features the ability to back-up/synchronize game settings. On top of these improvements are some UI enhancements and compatibility fixes.

Check out Pixelated in App World.

New free puzzle game Pixelated for the BlackBerry Storm

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UPDATE: Sorry guys, should have mentioned it’s only for the Storm 9500 and 9530.

Pixelated is an interesting puzzle game that requires changing pixel colors until your screen is single solid color. To do this, you use a combination of colored buttons on the bottom of the screen to change the color of the squares in the upper left hand corner.

It’s a little difficult to explain but it’s a simple game to play. There are 2 versions of the game: Pixelated and Pixelated Plus. While Pixelated lacks some of the advanced features found in Pixelated Plus, such as stat tracking and additional playing modes, Pixelated is still a fully functioning game with no limits on it’s game play.

Pixelated is available free on App World.