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Research In Motion Ltd.’s stock fell to a nine-year low Friday, a day after the Canadian company said phones running its upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system won’t be available until after the holiday shopping season.


Sales of the once-pioneering BlackBerry phones, which now look ancient next to the latest iPhones and Android devices, fell 41 percent in the latest quarter and likely won’t pick up again until new phones come out.
By then, it might be too late. When the new BlackBerrys go on sale in the first three months of 2013 — assuming there won’t be yet-another delay — people will have even more choices:
— This fall, Apple Inc. is expected to release a new iPhone with an improved Siri virtual assistant. It promises a new mapping service that sports voice navigation.
— Samsung and other phone makers are continually selling new models that run Google’s Android operating software. The next version of Android, expected in mid-July, will have improved search and photo sharing.
— Phones running a revamped version of Microsoft’s Windows system are also coming this fall.

BlackBerrys were once a staple in corporate environments because of their reputation for security and reliability. People pulled them out to check email in restaurants, living rooms and vacation homes such that they became known as “CrackBerrys.” When he became president, Barack Obama refused to part with his BlackBerry despite worries about emails sent through it complying with public-record laws.
But BlackBerrys lost their cachet when iPhones came along and demonstrated that smartphones could be good for more than email. People could now watch movies, play games, read books and update their Facebook statuses easily. Outside software programmers started spewing out apps to extend the devices’ functionality and popularity.

RIM portrays BlackBerry 10 as its way of catching up. It promises the multimedia, Internet browsing and apps experience that customers now demand.
RIM unveiled it last October, long after BlackBerrys began to slip in stature. Analysts had hoped to see BlackBerry 10 phones by early 2012, but RIM said in December that they won’t be available until late in the year because they needed a chipset that wasn’t available yet. Now, RIM said the phones won’t be out until 2013.
With yet another delay, BlackBerry loyalists may not be willing to wait longer. Already, the BlackBerry’s U.S. market share has plummeted from 41 percent in 2007 to less than 4 percent in the first three months of 2012, according to research firm IDC.

“The possibility of a comeback is rapidly diminishing,” analyst Steven Li at Raymond James said in a research note. He added that the delay also could discourage outside software developers from writing BlackBerry 10 apps that rival the thousands available for iPhones and Android devices.
Sterne Agee analyst Shaw Wu said RIM’s main concern should be “more about staying alive. We believe the company needs to be careful with its cash or risk facing bankruptcy.”

Post Src: Washingtonpost.com




Here's the new release of Mozilla Firefox version 11.1 available for desktop and mobile devices.
In this new release we have ==>

Update: Mozilla Firefox 29 is out Click Here to download

For Desktop

New Firefox can now migrate your bookmarks, history, and cookies from Google Chrome
NEW With Sync enabled, add-ons can now be synchronized across your computers
NEW The CSS text-size-adjust property is now supported
NEW Redesigned media controls for HTML5 video CHANGED
The outerHTML property is now supported on HTML elements HTML5 View source syntax highlighting now uses the HTML5 parser. The Style Editor for CSS editing is now available to web
DEVELOPERS can now visualize a web page in 3D using the Page Inspector 3D View DEVELOPER
SPEEDY protocol support for faster page loads is now testable

With this features listed above why don't you try it out for yourself ?

Available for Windows, Mac and Linux

Direct link


Exclusive to Android and iPhone only.

Click HERE to download from Android market.

Getting started for iPhone

1. Click the Home icon below to Download Home - Free

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2. After Download restart Firefox

Note: Firefox Home uses the capabilities of Firefox Sync, a built-in feature in Firefox for desktop and mobile, to access your Firefox browser information and securely send it to your iPhone.




3. Set up Sync From your desktop, create a Sync account by navigating to Tools » Set Up Sync » and select Create a New Account. Follow the steps, creating a username, password and Sync Key.

4. Login on your iPhone Launch Firefox Home on your iPhone and enter your new Sync account login info and tap Done.

Firefox Sync will begin securely synchronizing your data with Mozilla Firefox service. This initial synchronization may take a few minutes.

Post contribution Source: Mozilla.org Official site



Today Sony officially launches its much awaited game console the “Sony PS Vita” which has finally arrived in Europe and North America.


Back In Dec 2011, Sony released this console in Japan and the PS Vita has seen a fair amount of success through its sales in its early days, having sold 321,000 copies within its first two days in Japan. That is a decent figure but its still 50,000 unit sales behind what the Nintendo 3DS scored in its own first two days.

The image below shows the Happy Japan Sony customers with their “Vitas”


Looks like there's more than one editions in it, first Edition bundle ($350 for a 3G Vita, a carrying case, and a 4GB memory card),the $250 Wi-Fi only Vita is also on sale for the first time in the United States, along with the $300 non- bundle 3G/Wi-Fi Vita. The 3G/Wi-Fi Vita is part of a launch bundle, separate from The First Edition bundle, which includes an 8GB memory card (but not case) for a limited time.

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