Is This the First BlackBerry 10 Phone? A BlackBerry enthusiast site claims to have an image of the Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 smartphone, called the "London.
" The image, which appears to be part of a larger presentation, shows a slim touchscreen phone that looks more like a Droid RAZR than RIM's trademark keyboard phones, such as the Bold. As shown on CrackBerry.com, the London looks nothing like an image leaked in November that purported to be a working prototype of the BB10 phone. That phone had silver trim and clipped corners that looked like something out of Battlestar Galactica, giving the phone a distinctive design among the smartphones currently on the market.
This phone appears much more conventional, looking like any number of slim, big-screen Android phones like the RAZR or LG Nitro HD. While the accompanying text is short on specs, it says BB10 is a "dramatic shift" as an interface and that the phone boasts "exceptional" power and efficiency. Perhaps most suspect is the promise of "quality apps. " Creepy iPhone Case Forces You to Interact with Siri. Your iPhone 4S has a beautiful touchscreen retina display.
But who cares about that when Siri can do everything for you by voice command? This reverse iPhone case covers the smartphone's screen, revealing only the home button. That way, Siri leaves you no choice but to interact with her. Muahahahahaha! Designed by SaGa Design and sold by 3D printing company Shapeways, the Siri case retails for $90. The Rapid Rise of Pinterest's Blockbuster User Engagement [CHART]
"Time on site" is one of the most valuable metrics for social networks, publishers and online marketers.
More than mere follower counts or even pageviews, the amount of time users spend with your content is always top priority in the quest for user engagement. Social network superstar Pinterest has enjoyed hockey stick growth in recent months, but it's also worth noting that the time visitors spend browsing and pinning has also increased sharply. SEE ALSO: Need More YouTube Views?
Try Pinterest Our friends at Statista have gathered a bit of data from comScore to illustrate just how engaged Pinterest users have become over time, and in comparison to other networks. Do you find yourself getting sucked into Pinterest for extended periods of time? Chart courtesy of Statista.com. How Pinterest Can Get Your Brand Attention [INFOGRAPHIC]
If your brand isn't on Pinterest, you could be missing out on a growing stream of potential customers.
While shaping your brand's image on Pinterest, remember to take into account the specifics of the site's userbase. A recent study showed that home, arts and crafts, style/fashion and food are the most popular categories on Pinterest. The food category is the fastest growing segment of Pinterest. SEE ALSO: Pinterest’s First Investor Explains the Secret to the Startup’s Success Even if your brand doesn't directly specialize in these topics, there may be a way to include them in your brand's boards to gain maximum exposure. Take a look at this infographic from web optimization company Maxymiser, and then let us know in the comments if you're altering your plans to take advantage of the explosive growth of Pinterest. Infographic courtesy Maxymiser.