I had some real fears this week. It was a short week, which already means less news to cover. But up until yesterday there was no true lead item. Of course, we rarely go a week without something decently big, not with so many BlackBerry models coming down the pike. Then, yesterday, my wishes were answered. Not only did we get something on a new BlackBerry device, but it’s one we had yet to see in pictures. Welcome, Curve 9300.
BlackBerry Curve 9300 caught on camera
Bold 9650 hits Verizon
Developers going for iPhone, BlackBerry
The results of a recent survey by iGR should come as no surprise. It claims that 53 percent of developers are creating applications for the iPhone platform, more than any other. While the iPhone doesn’t have the overall reach of other platforms, its users are far more likely to download applications. Actually, what’s most surprising is that when iGR took the same survey last year, Windows Mobile topped the list. How that is possible I’m not sure, but WinMo has certainly take a tumble, finishing fourth in this year’s survey. RIM came in second, ahead of Android, though those results could change within a year. Still, it appears that developers are valuing both platforms this year.
Programmers that plan to expand into a new field, most often said they will start developing apps for Google’s Android and BlackBerry OS.
Related, Distmo released its latest BlackBerry App World data, which reveals the top free and paid apps. Unsurprisingly Pandora and Poynt top the free section. What does come as a surprise is that two of the top four, and four of the top 10, apps are themes. I know themes are popular, but I figured that there would be enough diversity that few themes would rank among the top downloads.
Really, just one external and some BBGeeks stuff you might have missed.
- Runner? Check out GpsSpeedoMeter. It keeps plenty of stats about your travels.
- CNET reviews the 9105. They say, “we miss the Qwerty keyboard.” I say, “no, really?”
- Why AT&T’s data plans aren’t all smiles and sunshine.
- And don’t forget to check out the latest premium BlackBerry themes.