Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s and BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s most-awaited devices at the moment remain the Nexus 6 and the Passport respectively. However, are these new devices expected to hit the markets within a few months merely overhyped? A post from Load The Game discusses the issue.
As noted in the post written by Emily Smith, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) are not the only technology giants making waves in the smartphone market as of late. There was the recent announcement of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. also recent unveiled the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge while Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE:SNE), HTC Corp and h LG Electronics Inc. have launched the Xperia Z3, Desire 820 and G3.
Perhaps driving the hype around the Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) devices is their rarity. Google through its partners which have included HTC, LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics has released only one Nexus smartphone every years save from the Nexus S and the Galaxy Nexus, both made by Samsung, which were released two months apart in 2011. The BlackBerry Passport is a one-of-a-kind device that sports a square multi-touch 4.5-inch screen as its most odd feature.
Among the features noted by Smith to possibly be included in the next Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Nexus smartphone are a 5.2-, 5.7- or 5.9-inch screen; a Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.7GHz processor; Adreno 420 graphics processor; 3GB of RAM; 32GB of storage and a 13-megapixel camera which features optical image stabilization. Smith also wrote that the next Nexus will possibly be made by Motorola Mobility.
Meanwhile, the BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) Passport is said to feature a Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.26 GHz processor, an Adreno 330 graphics processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory and a 13-megapixel rear camera.
Smith notes that those who have more business needs will likely be better off choosing the passport while those who want to be on the bleeding edge of Android will like the Nexus more.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) investors includes Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management. The hedge fund reported 745,519 Class A shares in the company by the end of the first half.
Prem Watsa’s Fairfax Financial Holdings is a BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) shareholders. The firm reported about 46.65 million shares in the smartphone maker by the end of the second quarter of the year.