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image thumb38 More Smartphone Users Prefer Android Over The iPhone [Graphs]

We have reported a countless times of Google leading the race when it comes to smartphone shares. The Android has grown and is growing by leaps and bounds as more smartphone consumers opt for the Android OS. The iPhone has its own dominance but its shares have been dropping down. That by no means should indicate that the iPhone is a bad device or that Steve Jobs’ aging craziness has driven people away from it.

I keep an eye on trends and lookout for reasons why Android is going. Lets keep aside the Android being an excellent OS, lets keep aside the freedom it gives to developers with its Open Environment to regularly update apps in the Android Market Place. Put aside the fact that Apple with its strict policing of the App Store turns your hair gray before your app makes it to the store. Even put aside the hard work that the developer teams put up to bring you jailbreak tools like Limera1n, GreenPoisOn, etc to enable you to use the non-App Store apps. That’s creating a paradox, isn’t it? Let me come to the point.

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image thumb80 Infograph: How Popular Is The iPhone Compared To Android, BlackBerry, Nokia?

I am not sure what Apple was like before the advent of the iPhone but since its release in 2007, things have changed big time. To call this a change is undermining the success of the smartphone, it has revolutionized what mobile had been. The iPhone is one major reason why Apple is worth more than Microsoft. Such is the command of the iPhone that the device is actually used as standard to which the performance of other smartphones is measured.

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image thumb72 RIM Has Finally Impressed Us With The BlackBerry PlayBook, At Least With The Ad

I might have to eat my words when I said that the BlackBerry tablet would just be another meager attempt to toss out Apple’s iPad. Put aside BlackBerry’s attempts with its smartphones with devices like the Torch [which I personally wasn’t pleased with], the BlackBerry PlayBook is a beauty, something I wasn’t really expecting from Research In Motion [RIM].

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image thumb107 How To Make Your iPhone Look Like BlackBerry [aka Ugly]

I admire smart thinking and innovation but at times it just makes something look queer. Altamash Jiwani went in a similar direction and though I admire his imagination, if it is ever to become a reality, the iPhone will perhaps be the ugliest device ever.

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image thumb46 How To Have More Sex Partners? Get iPhone! [Study]

Now many of you would feel their pockets and check why they don’t own an iPhone! Dating Site OkCupid just released a study which highlights association between their smartphones and the sexual history. Put it anyway you like, but I am already figuring out why I am the one left out, I don’t have an iPhone!

Jokes apart, the study put forth is based on OKCupid analyzing data in images that users upload, their activity thanks to the apps and personality tests like The Dating Persona Test, etc and compiling them as one report. The age group was confined to 30 years for both male and females and had interesting results, of course Fascinating for the iPhone users and those aspiring to have one. The reports, might not necessarily reflect hard facts but a gist of it is given in the graphs below.

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image thumb22 Opinion: Why Android OS Leading The Mobile Market Is Not a Surprise

The Android Operating System tops the mobile operating market with a 33 percent share. I feel I shouldn’t be praising Android, despite being a huge Google fan. Come on folks it isn’t a big achievement to lead the operating system market primarily for the fact that Android based devices are raining in the market like cats and dogs. Pardon me, I know many dislike me being so blunt, but it is a plain old fact.

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image thumb15 BlackBerry With A New Equation: Storm Plus Curve Makes BlackBerry Torch

What is it with BlackBerry? As in who told them to come forth with a slider design? The new BlackBerry is a marriage of RIMs previous version of the device, the QWERTY version and the touch screen BlackBerry Storm, which in all honesty was a super fail piece of hardware. This one, combining the two architectures might give BlackBerry lovers to boast having a touchscreen without actually cursing usability.

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image thumb7 UAE And Saudi Arabia To Ban BlackBerry Services

Looks like Research In Motion is having a tough time in the Middle East as the telecom sector has rallied up to put a ban on BlackBerry services. The ban has been implemented in the UAE as well as in Saudi Arabia, where the kingdom has asked 3 operators to ban its services. Those services include the BlackBerry Messenger, the E-mail and the BlackBerry Web Browsing services. This ban will be implemented in the kingdom in the current month.

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image thumb4 5 Must Have Mobile Apps For Car Leasing

A large population on the Web uses smart phones to access it, be they Google’s Android phones, BlackBerry or the beloved iPhone. The uses vary from simply performing search, checking emails, social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to playing games. However businesses and brands have leveraged the developers population by getting apps to assist their functioning, one such example LeaseTrader, a portal that assists people trade their leased cars.

Of course there must be a countless apps out there but the top 5 for the purpose are:

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image thumb29 Dictionary.com App comes to BlackBerry devices

It has taken quite some time, the Dictionary.com application. It only recently released the iPhone app and today it rolled out its application for the Blackberry devices. The application is a bit different from the one it released for the iPhone as it provides audio pronunciation along with the definition for over 500,000 words, spelling suggestions and the word of the day not just in English, but in Spanish at the same time. Apart from that it also displays the definition for the word or an associated word while you read an email or write it. I guess the features of the application differ for the BlackBerry due to the category of people it caters to. To be honest the bulk of professional folks out there who go about their business aren’t very comfortable with the iPhone and for them Blackberry is the obvious choice. With additional functions to the app, it fulfills all the needs of any user for no charges whatsoever.