Blackberry OS 10 versus Windows Phone 8: Battle for Third Best Mobile OS


Blackberry OS 10 versus Windows Phone 8 – Battling it Out for the “Title of Third Best Mobile OS”

There is no denying the fact that Android and iOS have been the long-time untouchable leaders in the mobile platform battle. These two have dominated the mobile industry so much that a third spot is rarely looked upon. However, one should not forget that there is the Symbian operating system, the Windows OS with the latest Windows 8 and the BlackBerry OS with the latest BlackBerry 10, Bada, Palm OS and other not-so-popular operating systems.

In this article, let us compare the new BlackBerry OS 10 with the equally new Windows 8 operating system. Let’s also try and find out which of the two is the fittest to take the third spot.

Microsoft’s Windows 8

Ever since its release, Microsoft’s Windows 8 Operating System has been doing pretty well in the market. The fact that this new operating system is optimized with mobile technology in mind has been one of its biggest strengths.

Here are some factors you can look into in determining the third spot.

1)      Microsoft appeals more to gamers, thanks to its Xbox integration.

2)      Microsoft is developing integration with other Windows products via the Windows Phone 8 popularity. This is in addition to more office integration appealing to enterprise and integration with Windows 8.

3)      The Live Tile appearance of Microsoft is fresh and different.

4)      Microsoft does not mind digging deep into its pockets for advertisement and marketing and is dwelling in endorsements with celebrities.

5)      Many languages are accessible while porting and creating apps. This is great when it comes to attaching apps with big names.

BlackBerry 10

There aren’t many highlights on the BB10 only because nothing much is officially out on the new BlackBerry Operating System. But BB 10, as the rumors surrounding it suggests has some killer features on which BlackBerry’s future heavily relies. As a matter of fact, BlackBerry 10 OS has to do wonders if it has to compete with the likes of Android and iOS. The launch of the operating system is boosted with 100,000 mobile based applications, which is a highly positive sign.


Here are some revealing characters of the BlackBerry 10 application.

1)      There are a considerable number of BlackBerry devotees out there in the mobile market. Of late, the US has witnessed many BB10 users preferring other platforms; it may not be the case in other global markets.

2)      The keyboard offered by BlackBerry means a lot to many.

3)      BlackBerry, in the past, had a reputation of providing serious business solutions and the leverage for accumulating new fans or even converting the old ones.

4)      BlackBerry can bring its typical BlackBerry approach by providing seamless smartphone experiences.

5)      BB10 will be floated with 100,000 mobile apps, many of which are high quality and targeted regionally.

The all new BlackBerry Operating System

The all-new BlackBerry 10 OS is all set to take on the mobile market. More demos and previews on all its offers are put up for show. Its new swipe virtual keyboard is an innovative feature as single-handed typing becomes easier on its touch screen. The time adjustment feature on its camera is a no-new concept but its very presence creates a great smartphone shooting experience. BlackBerry 10 is extremely well-designed, impressive and efficient. The addition of a revamped BlackBerry 10 BBM is a gift. All these additions are sure to make mobile freaks take a look at the newly designed BlackBerry operating system.

The inclusion of some potential applications has given a thumps up to the relatively old-school phone. Today, it is a potentially good App World for BlackBerry users.

The all new Windows 8 Operating System

The Windows 8 Operating System was unleashed with the intention of unifying Windows 8 user experiences across many different devices ranging from desktops and smartphones. Windows 8’s user interface is different and sleek in general. It’s easy to use, fast and fluid. Its platform is simply the best for all kinds of app designing as you have so much support with modern tools and plug-ins.

Simply, looking from the mobile phone perspective, BlackBerry’s position is stronger with more than 80 million users of BlackBerry worldwide. It also boasts a strong root in the corporate market which is not bad at all by any standard.

Going by the present user base, RIM deserves to take the third spot and should enjoy the position at least for another couple of years. The Windows operating system is far behind to compete with RIM especially considering its past success.

The current mobile trend clearly shows that both these platforms (The BlackBerry operating system and the Windows operating system) are determined to show some fight in the mobile market that is dominated by the iOS and the Android for a long time now. Down the line, these two can really make it big if they can come out with compelling innovations, not seen in any other platforms.

Final Verdict

While it can be safely assumed that the Windows platform and the BlackBerry platform are not going to dominate the market, going beyond Android and iOS, Blackberry with its past record could have a better outing in the coming years. This is not to say that Windows 8 will not boom, but might struggle to show itself unless it comes up with something out of the box.

This is a guest post by Nathan Brown of, a site that offers savings and current information on at&t Uverse.

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