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1747 clicks; posted to Business » on 20 Sep 2013 at 3:49 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-09-20 03:50:59 PM  
..and trading of BBRY has been suspended on NASDAQ and TSX
 
2013-09-20 04:01:05 PM  
... Lone Star.
 
2013-09-20 04:07:28 PM  
Weeeeeeeeeee.......
 
2013-09-20 04:13:15 PM  
that's a lot of RIM jobs down the drain.

/just getting that out of the way.
 
2013-09-20 04:16:56 PM  
With Windows Phone getting FIPS certification, the writing is pretty much on the wall for Blackberry. There really isn't any room in mobile for anyone except Apple, Google, and Microsoft now. Since smartphones are almost fully functional computers now, one hardware manufacturer on their own isn't going to beat them at creating software and a service ecosystem to support it.
 
2013-09-20 04:18:17 PM  
Writing off ~$950 million due to Z10s they couldn't sell just shows you how difficult it is to claw back from years of bad decisions. The Z10 really isn't a bad phone, but the generations of utterly terrible devices that preceded it are probably an insurmountable obstacle at this point.

I live in the city where BB is based, and when the people who work for the company have iPhones and Android devices as personal phones, you might as well wrap things up.
 
2013-09-20 04:20:55 PM  

FlashHarry: that's a lot of RIM jobs down the drain.

/just getting that out of the way.


I suspect they changed the name because they were sick of the joke.

/RIM job outlook bleak
 
2013-09-20 04:32:06 PM  
This is what happens when companies don't pay attention to trends and refuse to admit they have an inferior product, to the point they double down on the obstinate theory.
 
2013-09-20 04:33:26 PM  
From leading edge to bleeding hedge
 
2013-09-20 04:36:53 PM  
You can only run on hubris for so long.
 
2013-09-20 04:37:59 PM  

FlashHarry: that's a lot of RIM jobs down the drain.


Ha!
 
2013-09-20 04:41:13 PM  
cache.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-09-20 04:42:24 PM  

Triumph: [cache.gawkerassets.com image 494x658]


Prolly has a Zune tattoo on his other leg!
 
2013-09-20 04:50:24 PM  

Mad_Radhu: With Windows Phone getting FIPS certification, the writing is pretty much on the wall for Blackberry. There really isn't any room in mobile for anyone except Apple, Google, and Microsoft now. Since smartphones are almost fully functional computers now, one hardware manufacturer on their own isn't going to beat them at creating software and a service ecosystem to support it.


Microsoft?  who exactly are buying windows phones?
 
2013-09-20 04:52:03 PM  
I guess they won't be sponsoring the Toronto Blue Jays next season. Fitting how the two organizations have had almost identical strokes of complete and utter failure.
 
2013-09-20 04:52:25 PM  

gingerjet: Microsoft?  who exactly are buying windows phones?


Well, there's Tom in Accounting, and well...another dude?
 
2013-09-20 04:52:53 PM  

BudTheSpud: I guess they won't be sponsoring the Toronto Blue Jays next season. Fitting how the two organizations have had almost identical strokes of complete and utter failure.


If I recall, didn't Nortel Networks also sponsor the Jays for a year as well?

Toronto sure knows how to pick winners, in both business and sports these days.
 
2013-09-20 05:14:03 PM  

gnosis301: ... Lone Star.


Came for this , leaving via liquid schwartz.
 
2013-09-20 05:19:02 PM  

grimlock1972: gnosis301: ... Lone Star.

Came for this , leaving via liquid schwartz.


What? No. It's raspberry, and the whole reason that line is even a joke in the first place is because 'raspberry' has a double meaning in that context.
 
2013-09-20 06:10:33 PM  
That's around the same number that Microsoft lost on the Surface RT.
 
2013-09-20 06:16:46 PM  
This deserves HOTY candidacy on the grounds that subby didn't use a RIM jobs quip.  Well done, subby.
 
2013-09-20 06:28:36 PM  
blogs-images.forbes.com
 
2013-09-20 07:52:48 PM  

gingerjet: Mad_Radhu: With Windows Phone getting FIPS certification, the writing is pretty much on the wall for Blackberry. There really isn't any room in mobile for anyone except Apple, Google, and Microsoft now. Since smartphones are almost fully functional computers now, one hardware manufacturer on their own isn't going to beat them at creating software and a service ecosystem to support it.

Microsoft?  who exactly are buying windows phones?


The Lumia 1020 was the #3 top selling headset at AT&T in August, and Windows Phone iPad been making some serious inroads in markets outside the US like Latin America, India, and Russia. With so many smartphones in the world, you can't change market share overnight, but there have been some really positive growth trends. With BlackBerry likely disappearing, Windows Phone has a chance to grow even more. They'll be a distant third for a long while, but Microsoft is established as a strong third ecosystem at this point.
 
2013-09-20 07:54:22 PM  
That should read "Windows Phones HAS been making serious inroads". Crappy iPad autocorrect.
 
2013-09-20 08:49:49 PM  

Edward Rooney Dean of Students: gingerjet: Microsoft?  who exactly are buying windows phones?

Well, there's Tom in Accounting, and well...another dude?


I have one.

and like it
 
2013-09-20 09:05:59 PM  

costermonger: Writing off ~$950 million due to Z10s they couldn't sell just shows you how difficult it is to claw back from years of bad decisions. The Z10 really isn't a bad phone, but the generations of utterly terrible devices that preceded it are probably an insurmountable obstacle at this point.

I live in the city where BB is based, and when the people who work for the company have iPhones and Android devices as personal phones, you might as well wrap things up.


I thought only Microsoft wrote off hundreds of millions of dollars of unsold inventory like that.

Speaking of Microsoft, BalDEVELOPERS DEVELOPERS DEVELOPERSlmer found a solution to that problem: those who work there are given Windows phones, with the serial numbers recorded, and woe be unto he who ditches his or brings something else to work.
 
2013-09-20 10:58:54 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: Edward Rooney Dean of Students: gingerjet: Microsoft?  who exactly are buying windows phones?

Well, there's Tom in Accounting, and well...another dude?

I have one.

and like it


Same. Can't see myself ever switching.
 
2013-09-20 11:37:08 PM  
How many people were still left there? Every quarter I read about RIM slashing jobs, seriously.
 
2013-09-21 12:34:11 AM  
i1066.photobucket.com

/surprised it took this long
 
2013-09-21 01:00:32 AM  

maq0r: How many people were still left there? Every quarter I read about RIM slashing jobs, seriously.


After this, 7000. They've laid off about 12,000 people in slightly over two years now.
 
2013-09-21 02:49:03 AM  

sure haven't: Representative of the unwashed masses: Edward Rooney Dean of Students: gingerjet: Microsoft?  who exactly are buying windows phones?

Well, there's Tom in Accounting, and well...another dude?

I have one.

and like it

Same. Can't see myself ever switching.


Same. Love mine.
 
2013-09-21 08:50:50 AM  

shut_it_down: [i1066.photobucket.com image 400x308]

/surprised it took this long


I am too....it's all I came in here looking for.
 
2013-09-21 11:24:48 AM  

BudTheSpud: BudTheSpud: I guess they won't be sponsoring the Toronto Blue Jays next season. Fitting how the two organizations have had almost identical strokes of complete and utter failure.

If I recall, didn't Nortel Networks also sponsor the Jays for a year as well?

Toronto sure knows how to pick winners, in both business and sports these days.


Add that Buffalo Bills "home" game for the trifecta.
 
2013-09-21 03:14:23 PM  
www.gameinformer.com

24.media.tumblr.com

"The radar's been...jammed!"
 
2013-09-21 08:19:55 PM  

Mad_Radhu: gingerjet: Mad_Radhu: With Windows Phone getting FIPS certification, the writing is pretty much on the wall for Blackberry. There really isn't any room in mobile for anyone except Apple, Google, and Microsoft now. Since smartphones are almost fully functional computers now, one hardware manufacturer on their own isn't going to beat them at creating software and a service ecosystem to support it.

Microsoft?  who exactly are buying windows phones?

The Lumia 1020 was the #3 top selling headset at AT&T in August, and Windows Phone HAS been making some serious inroads in markets outside the US like Latin America, India, and Russia. With so many smartphones in the world, you can't change market share overnight, but there have been some really positive growth trends. With BlackBerry likely disappearing, Windows Phone has a chance to grow even more. They'll be a distant third for a long while, but Microsoft is established as a strong third ecosystem at this point.


Yep. I have had 5 major smartphones at one time or another (if you include Palm).  Had a Palm Treo (both Palm OS and windows OS versions), a Blackberry (briefly), iPhone (3GS), Windows Phone, and now Android (HTC).   iPhone was definetly the most polished of the bunch.  Android definitely the best "choice" for those who like a lot of choice.  The Windows Phone struck a nice balance, but the apps weren't there.  The "live tiles" thing was a big deal.  Having a good glance and go was awesome.  That is one of the things that attracted me about Android.  I got that glance and go and the app selection.  The only gripe I have right now is the quality of the handset. HTC One X+ is totally shiat.  When contracts up will go with Samsung, because they have at least worked out the economies of scale.  Though not as nice as the iphone, still are pretty solid.

But I'll be damned if I'm not considering switching back to them next year if the Nokia quality holds up after the merger.  Those are some nice looking handsets, and the camera optics are great.  First with the 808 Pureview then the 1020.  But the dearth of apps still bothers me.  They keep this up and they really are a quality 3rd choice in the market.
 
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