Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced commentators and journalists. Alan is the founder of Eureka Report, Australia’s most successful investment newsletter, and Business Spectator, a 24-hour free business news and commentary website. He also hosts Inside Business, a half-hour Sunday programme on the ABC, is the finance presenter on the ABC News - and producer of the nightly graph (or two).
Samsung's latest smartphone is full of tips and tricks to help differentiate it from the sea of other Android-operated devices. Yet these "key features" come off more as marketing gimmicks than advances in smartphone technology.
The Blackberry Z10 is a nice phone, but nice just isn't going to cut it for BlackBerry at this stage, with none of the features standing out as world beaters and some still sub-standard compared to iPhone and Android.
BlackBerry has gotten its new touchscreen mobile device on store shelves in more than 20 countries and is very encouraged by the traction that the smartphone is gaining, Chief Executive Thorsten Heins said on Thursday.