Macular Degenerate: RIM is headed for the grave - at least on the corporate side.
bsharitt: Macular Degenerate: RIM is headed for the grave - at least on the corporate side.Which is pretty much the only side they have left. A couple years ago, I saw people(mostly younger women) with Blackberry Curves, but now I never see those anymore, just the occasional business guy with his BB Bold. And usually those people have two phones, the business BB and a personal Android or iPhone. RIM better do something pretty special next year to avoid the graveyard, but I'm not seeing anything that can save them yet.
ZAZ: I have a Curve as a hand-me-down from somebody who upgraded to an iPhone 4S.Most analysts had expected RIM, for the first time in its history, to begin losing subscribers in the recently completed quarter as it has rapidly lost market share in North America to Apple's snazzier iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy devices.There is huge pressure on company executives to create subscribers to keep the company looking viable. I wonder if the added 2 million are real.
sure haven't: The videos of BB10 don't look impressive at all.
Dinjiin: If RIM were to make an Android phone
tomcatadam: They considered it, but then rejected the idea under the basis that Android has never been as good as any iteration of the BB OSes regardless of developer support and consumer demand.
Macular Degenerate: My employer provides phones to employees and they are quietly encouraging everyone to dump Blackberry, although not quite going to the same level as Yahoo paying everyone to switch. They may get some short term optimism, but the long term is that RIM is headed for the grave - at least on the corporate side.
intelligent comment below: It's amusing to watch the changing fanboyism of the smart phone.For years it was Blackberry, then iPhone, now Android. And these fans swear up and down by their new product, just like they did the last one a few years ago. Even though they have to make up poor reasons for why they hated the one before. The only valid complaint is cost wise for companies unwilling to pay for BES
Rent Party: The author of TFA is named Poornima, which made me giggle, because you know, Poornima is kinda like pornima, a word I just made up in my head.Then I though, "Wouldn't it be awesome if she was a total hottie?"Gawdamn.. Poornima indeed.[profile.ak.fbcdn.net image 180x270]That might make me reconsider a BlackBerry.
Jedekai: When I had a friend show me the system it ran on, I knew I was going to get one. When he showed me that it came with a full-blown SDK I had one within a month.
intelligent comment below: It's just a phone, man. If you're really in desperate need of a computer nearby you should probably travel around with a laptop like all business people.
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