The contrarians are being proved wrong.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE – It's getting hard again to be a believer in BlackBerry.
Friday morning, the company looking for a turnaround in the hyper-competitive smartphone market posted its earnings for the three-month period ended June 1, 2013. To say that Wall Street had been divided over how well or how poorly the company had performed in the quarter is a bit of an understatement.
Blackberry (BBRY) has MOREJul 1, 2013 10:17 AM ET
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FORTUNE -- Confession: I use a BlackBerry.
Or well, I have a BlackBerry Bold 9930 for my work email (my choice) and an iPhone 5 for everything else. And you know what? It works. I've enjoyed my iPhone's many strengths over the years -- industrial design, app selection, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 23, 2013 10:24 PM ET
iPhone and iPad users sleep at night. Android users, not so much.
FORTUNE -- Here's a curious finding from the folks at Chitika, an online advertising agency that runs mobile ads on some 300,000 websites in the U.S. and Canada.
For a report released Wednesday, the company tracked roughly 300 million ad impressions hour-by-hour during the first week of May and graphed the results according to which mobile platform the visitor was MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 12, 2013 11:51 AM ET
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FORTUNE -- Can Apple (AAPL) continue to "wow"? We'll find out.
This year's San Francisco-based WWDC already promises to be bigger than most. The company's executive bench, from Tim Cook to Senior VP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue, are here, as are Al Gore, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, super angel Ron Conway, Path CEO Dave MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 10, 2013 12:58 PM ET
Meanwhile, Apple's iOS got a small, unseasonable bump.
FORTUNE -- This is a surprise.
Although Apple (AAPL) hasn't released a new iPad or iPhone in seven months, and Samsung claims it shipped 10 million new Galaxy S4s in May, Android's Web share slipped a bit month over month while Apple's edged up, according to a NetApplications report issued Saturday.
Based on visits to the company's 40,000 client sites, Apple's share of mobile Web MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 2, 2013 10:13 AM ET
The company's mapping switch was widely decried. Have things gotten any better?
FORTUNE -- Nine months after Apple rolled out a much-criticized update to its Maps app for iPhones and iPads, some people are still not pulling punches.
"As most of you probably heard, last December, we launched Google Maps on the iPhone," said Daniel Graf, Director of Google Maps, at this year's Google (GOOG) I/O conference. "It has been a tremendous success. MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 29, 2013 6:22 AM ET
Looking at market share vs. profit share every which way to Sunday.
FORTUNE -- "Have you heard this one?" asks John Kirk in Android's Market Share is Literally a Joke, a Tech.pinions piece posted Thursday.
It starts like this:
Two farmers bought a truckload of watermelons, paying five dollars apiece for them. Then they drove to the market and sold all their watermelons for four dollars each. After counting their money at the end MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 23, 2013 3:04 PM ET
It's just gone mobile.
FORTUNE – There was a time when web browsers duked it out for dominance on the desktop. But with users consuming information more and more on smartphones, tablets, and newer form factors like "phablets," the battleground has shifted to mobile. Who's winning?
As recently as June 2012, the competition was in a dead heat: Android led with nearly 22%, followed by Opera at 22%, then Safari on iOS MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 20, 2013 11:23 AM ET
Google's mobile operating system may be getting a boost from -- of all places -- Blackberry.
FORTUNE -- This week's Google I/O conference in San Francisco was disappointingly light on Android news. And it was especially light on new, enterprise-friendly features for Android devices. Instead, it showed improvements aimed at consumers and education institutions. But while Google may not seem focused on making its mobile operating system more attractive to IT departments, MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - May 17, 2013 9:23 AM ET
But if downloads accelerate, the odometer could roll over before midnight Tuesday.
FORTUNE --Apple (AAPL) loves those big numbers with a lot of zeros, and for the past week the company has been promoting -- with prizes, cool facts and a countdown odometer -- another fast-approaching milestone: The 50 billionth app download.
Hard to believe it's been only 15 months since the last one.
1 billion: April 2009
10 billion: January 2011
25 billion: February MORE
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