BlackBerry by the Numbers: BlackBerry Stats from DevCon 2010
RIM made some high-profile announcements on Monday at DevCon, but it also talked up a set of interesting BlackBerry stats.
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
Research In Motion (RIM) made a handful of application-developer-related announcements at its third annual BlackBerry Developer Conference (DevCon) in San Francisco, including the unveiling of the brand new BlackBerry “PlayBook” tablet computer and the introduction of new app development and monetization utilities. But the BlackBerry-maker also announced some fairly impressive statistics on BlackBerry use.
I won’t waste too much space pontificating on the numbers, some of which have been published before, since I think they mostly speak for themselves. But for a company that seems to be increasingly on the receiving end of media- and analyst-lashings, RIM’s BlackBerry numbers sure do look good on paper.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.