A new Lumia phone from Nokia, this year’s Google I/O and BlackBerry Live — yep, it was a pretty hectic week for us, but also a good seven days for tech news. Even if Google didn’t have any truly new hardware for us, it’s started up its own on-demand music service, gave us more details on Google Glass, redesigned its Maps and, well, it was a very long keynote. Join us after the break for a numerical breakdown of that and the rest of the week’s big news.
- Per-month pricing for Google Music All Access: $9.99
- Per-month pricing for Spotify Premium: $9.99
- Time spent liveblogging the Google I/O 2013 keynote: 3 hours 43 minutes
- Length of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey: 2 hours 49 minutes
- Battery remaining on our Google Glass unit by the end of the keynote: 17 percent
- Number of times Google CEO Larry Page said the word “sad” during his keynote appearance: 9
- Price of a 16GB “stock Android” Samsung Galaxy S 4: $649
- Price of last year’s LG Nexus 4 (16GB): $349
- YouTube’s monthly subscription fee for new pilot channels: $0.99
- Current Sesame Street channel subscribers on YouTube: 600,464
- One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, 10, 11: 12
- Amount Google earned from ads on PSY’s “Gangnam Style” video: $8 million
- Number of Android device activations to date: 900 million
- Apps installed from Google Play: 48 billion
- Apps downloaded from Apple’s App Store: 50 billion
- Estimated number of Nokia phones (feature and smart) sold last year: 336 million
- Price of the Nokia Lumia 925: 469 euros / $605
- Price of the Nokia Asha 501: $99
- Screen size (in inches) of the Asha 501: 3
- Screen size (in inches) of the new QWERTY BlackBerry Q5: 3.1
- BlackBerry’s smartphone market share, according to IDC: 2.9 percent
- Tablets sold by ASUS in Q1 2013: 3 million
- Tablets sold by BlackBerry in Q1 2013: 370,000
- Years left for the tablet market, according to BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins: 5
The After Math: Google I/O 2013, BlackBerry Live and Nokia’s Lumia 925
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With the changing of BlackBerry App World to BlackBerry World, it left us wondering just what the annual conference in Orlando would be called. Keeping the BlackBerry World name there too would be a bit odd, but thankfully the folks at RIM are one step ahead and have renamed the conference as well.
BlackBerry Live is the new name and we’re already digging it. The conference takes place in Orlando once again and will run May 14th to 16th. As always, there will be workshops, plenty of people to chat with, BlackBerry 10 goodness and much, much more. Stay tuned for more updates.
Source: Inside BlackBerry
BlackBerry World conference now BlackBerry Live – May 14-16 in Orlando
Kevin, Bla1ze and I are on the ground in Orlando and getting ready for all of the good things to come from BlackBerry Live 2013. We took a quick stroll around the conference center and while things are very quiet right now, in just a few days BlackBerry fans from all over will be filling up the halls and taking in all of the breakout sessions, hands-on labs, Jam sessions and plenty more.
The show officially kicks off Tuesday morning when BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins will take the stage during the general session keynote, during which we hope to hear some awesome BlackBerry news … just what that news may be we’re not quite sure though.
We could speculate all day long, but what we want to know is what you think will be announced this week at BlackBerry Live. Will we get a US release date for the BlackBerry Q10? Some cool new app announcements? Headless APIs?
Think on it a bit (if you haven’t already) then drop a comment below letting us know what you think the big news of the show will be.
Don’t forget to follow the entire CrackBerry team during BlackBerry Live and be sure check out all of the fun from our CrackBerry Live show all week long.
What would you like to see announced at BlackBerry Live this week?