BlackBerry OS 6 for Q3 2010

BlackBerry 6 OS

Something for the BlackBerry phreaks to get hype about it; it does look like they have taken some cues from the iPhone OS and Android OS to make things more intuitive – has a much cleaner interface. This new OS should still appeal to BlackBerry’s base, and may appeal to those that want an iPhone-like experience – without the dismal AT&T service.  Only flaw with the ad is the bizarre dancing by the headless people – gets kinda weird after awhile.  One of the biggest features for the OS 6 is the much anticipated native browser – it is actually a real browser now, and has the ability to have multiple tabs(pages) open simultaneously.  A little late in the game, but hey, at least they are participating.

Here are some recent Smartphone market share statistis from comScore.com

Top Smartphone Platforms
3 Month Avg. Ending Jan. 2010 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Oct. 2009
Total U.S. Age 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Oct-09 Jan-10 Point Change
Total Smartphone Subscribers 100.0% 100.0% N/A
RIM 41.3% 43.0% 1.7
Apple 24.8% 25.1% 0.3
Microsoft 19.7% 15.7% -4.0
Google 2.8% 7.1% 4.3
Palm 7.8% 5.7% -2.1

Source: comScore