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Old 04-19-2005, 11:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Handango, an online reseller of mobile and PDA applications and a back-end service for online portals, offering PDA and phone downloads, reported the sales number for Research In Motionís BlackBerry platform. Handango software sales for BlackBerry are up 1,201% over Q1 2005 and 64% over Q4 2004. Sales per unique BlackBerry customer are 13% higher than sales per Palm OS customer. Visitors to BlackBerry download portals powered by Handango are up 29% over Q4 2004. The number of third-party BlackBerry applications has grown an average of 41% QTQ since Q1 2004.

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I hope this means that the quality of 3rd party BlackBerry software will start to improve as more developers are drawn to the platform. I've been more than a little disappointed, not just with the relative lack of apps, but also with the poor quality of a lot of the stuff that is available.
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Sales per unique BlackBerry customer are 13% higher than sales per Palm OS customer.
That's because they charge more for BlackBerry applications than they do for Palm applications...
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BIG NEWS. April the 26th Nexcom Wireless will launch the first ever US Blackberry Store. If you ever get to Charlotte NC swing by downtown at 4th and Tryon for a visit with 2 more first. The First ever 6' Blackberry modeled after a 7520 and the original Blackberry Man. I will post pictures later in the week. Needless to say Nexcom is pro blackberrry
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