There are plenty of places where one is able to purchase digital music, although for the most part, many people equate digital music purchases to iTunes, and rightfully so considering that many artists and groups make their songs available on Apple’s digital music platform alongside physical copies as well. However it looks like Blackberry World could catchup to iTunes in terms of digital music purchases, at least that’s what’s being inferred from a statement made by Charlie Miller, Blackberry’s Director of Alliances (via TrustedReviews).
According to Miller, a good 20% of the purchases made from Blackberry World is music, which is pretty significant considering that Blackberry World also plays home to other digital Blackberry products, such as apps for instance. Miller goes on to state that singles are still the most popular form of music purchase, but sales of full albums are starting to catch on as well, and that their music sales are notably higher than their competitors “proportionally”, although he declined to name any of them. Blackberry users out there do you agree with that figure? Do you find yourself purchasing your music from Blackberry World more often than not?
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Word on the street has it that Apple has a low-cost iPhone planned, supposedly to help the Cupertino company fight against the competition who are able to offer lower priced products to capture emerging markets. Well it looks like Apple might want to hurry up with that rumored device because in at least one emerging market, India, Nokia and Windows Phone appears to be playing catchup. According to a report from TimesDigit, it seems that Nokia’s budget Lumia 520 is quite a hit in India with the handset reportedly selling out in various online retailers within the country.
While the graph from Statcounter shows that iOS is still dominating the market share in India, it appears to be on the decline albeit a slow one, and we can also see that the Windows Phone market share increasing as well, albeit slowly too. We’re not sure how long it will take for Windows Phone to catchup to iOS in India, but at the rate this is going, and assuming Apple hasn’t released the alleged low-cost iPhone, we’re thinking probably sooner rather than later. What do you guys think? Will iOS eventually lose ground to Windows Phone in India where low-cost offerings will appeal to those unwilling to pay for Apple’s premium device?
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