Blackberry fell to the number three position in the smartphone market for the quarter ended June 30 according to a recent Comscore report. Apple passed RIM/Blackberry for the fist quarter with 27% of the smartphone market and Google’s Android operating system now represents 40% of all smartphones. Blackberry slipped to 23% of smartphones.
But…Blackberry is releasing new Blackberry Bold (9900 & 9300), Torch (9850, 9860, 9810) and Curve (9350, 9360, 9370) models. The Torch will come in the current slider version and a touch only version that will try to go head to head with Apple and Android phones.
I don’t know if Blackberry will expand their audience with these phones but perhaps they can stem the loss of their audience. Their corporate users have iPhone/Android envy and Blackberry needs to give them a good excuse to stick with the brand.
The prices of the new phones are to be determined but you can certainly put a dent in the price by selling your old phone at SellYourCell.com. We are currently paying up to $150 for a used Blackberry. On average, we paid about $50 for each Blackberry we bought last month. That can put a nice dent in the cost of a new phone!