Press Association –
The maker of the BlackBerry is running out of time as Research In Motion’s stock fell to a nine-year low on Friday, a day after the Canadian company said phones running its upcoming BlackBerry 10 operating system will not 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% in the latest quarter and likely will not pick up again until new phones come out.
By then, it may be too late. When the new BlackBerrys go on sale in the first three months of 2013, assuming there is not yet-another delay, people will have even more choices:
This autumn, Apple 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