BB10 Announcement: Should I Switch my iPhone and/or Android?

As we all wait for the much anticipated announcement from RIM regarding its hyped BlackBerry 10, or BB10, many are wondering on Twitter if the new device will be a game changer in an already highly competitive smarphone industry — with players like Apple (iPhone) and Google (Android) already dominating the market. "I'm kinda hoping the new BB10 sucks cuz I just upgraded my iPhone and it was f---- expensive!" said a commenter on Twitter under the #BlackBerry10 hashtag. However, according to Forbes, some others are skeptical about the product. 

From Forbes:

RIM's global market share is down to roughly 6% from a peak of  20% just three years ago; its shares are down 80% in the same period. This is a story of how quickly even dominant players in the new world of telecoms can fall behind if they stall in development: take a breath and you're king of the industry; let it out and someone just overtaken you. In RIM’s case, iPhones and Android phones became the devices everyone wanted for both work and play, crimping RIM's marketshare after a peak in 2009. A trickier-than-expected transition from RIM’s purchase of QNX in 2010 didn’t help matters. QNX technology will now power BB10.

But all this could change today. Stay tuned to find out if RIM makes it.


How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

MORE FROM

The 'Will and Grace' revival will lay out the "rules" in the premiere

Series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan are addressing that pesky finale

'Han Solo' director Ron Howard recalls his first 'Star Wars' experience

The veteran filmmaker revealed 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas was talking about it as early as 1972.

RuPaul is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

RuPaul is among the latest Walk of Fame honorees.

Stop trying to reveal Banksy's secret identity

Revealing the identity of Banksy is a great way to destroy the power of his work.

'Arrow' executive producer talks gun violence episode and teases another topical story in season 6

"Spectre of the Gun" brought the gun control debate to 'Arrow'.

Diddy talks 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop' documentary, Biggie and not being a hater

As the Bad Boy Entertainment founder looks to burnish his legacy with a new film, he looks back on more than 20 years in the music business.

The 'Will and Grace' revival will lay out the "rules" in the premiere

Series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan are addressing that pesky finale

'Han Solo' director Ron Howard recalls his first 'Star Wars' experience

The veteran filmmaker revealed 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas was talking about it as early as 1972.

RuPaul is getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

RuPaul is among the latest Walk of Fame honorees.

Stop trying to reveal Banksy's secret identity

Revealing the identity of Banksy is a great way to destroy the power of his work.

'Arrow' executive producer talks gun violence episode and teases another topical story in season 6

"Spectre of the Gun" brought the gun control debate to 'Arrow'.

Diddy talks 'Can't Stop, Won't Stop' documentary, Biggie and not being a hater

As the Bad Boy Entertainment founder looks to burnish his legacy with a new film, he looks back on more than 20 years in the music business.