It was just a few days ago RIM launched the BlackBerry Torch, the fist BlackBerry to run the new BlackBerry 6 OS. We liked the design of the new OS, and are fans of the social networking integration, but it seems that’s not enough to entice others to buy the Torch. Now, a few days after the launch some unconfirmed numbers from the launch are emerging.
Footage detailing what BlackBerry 6 is all about has been making the rounds on the web. We knew it was geared towards social networking, while still remaining a great phone for business users. It was obvious that RIM was going to bring out some sort of touchscreen BlackBerry with the new OS, and now we finally have it in the BlackBerry Torch, and it’s exclusive to AT&T.
When talking about smartphones, it can be very easy to get caught up in the argument between the big two: Apple’s iOS (iPhone), and Google’s Android (EVO 4G, Droids, etc.). The iPhone has 25% of the smartphone market, with Android and Windows phones tied at 13%. Still, we often forget the forthcoming Windows Mobile 7, and the languishing WebOS. Despite the fact that BlackBerrys make up an impressive 42% market share of the smartphone market, they tend to just get tossed aside, forgotten, and in general ignored as phones used mainly by business-types who need them for work, or those who really love physical keyboards.
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