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(Tom's Hardware)   A face not even a father could love. Blackberry founders no longer interested in purchasing company   (tomshardware.com) divider line 13
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2222 clicks; posted to Geek » on 27 Dec 2013 at 10:24 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-12-27 02:13:36 AM  
They know to bail on a dying company
 
2013-12-27 11:06:14 AM  
and BBRY stock is up over 4%
 
2013-12-27 12:24:48 PM  
I had no idea Tom's Hardware was still a thing, either.
 
2013-12-27 01:15:10 PM  
Insert RIM job joke here.
 
2013-12-27 03:30:41 PM  
Too bad, so sad.  Blackberry was it for a while, but having a closed backend system, though having security advantages, doesn't do you much good when the consumer market starts growing so much.  Yes, Blackberry's don't have to have that backend, but that was their business model.

Meanwhile Windows Phone 8 is solidifying 3rd place, Apple Is losing some market share to Android (but still adding handsets), and Android is going like hotcakes.  Pretty funny to me that the market is shaping up like the PC market: same players, different places.
 
2013-12-27 06:03:36 PM  
even the thread about it is dead.

shame, my first smart phone was a blackberry. still have it dont use it. no built in wifi, so I cant at least use it as an LAN device. no provider will turn it on any more it is so old.

blackberry, RIM, it is a dead end name and brand now... they are betamax, and everything else is VHS and Blue ray won anyways. The thing that propelled you in the early years, is the thing that killed you in your old age.

such is life.
 
2013-12-27 07:09:01 PM  

Piizzadude: They know to bail on a dying company


Even the rats know to get off a sinking ship.
 
2013-12-27 08:37:24 PM  
They waited to long to extend their services to support other devices.
 
2013-12-27 08:40:26 PM  
We bought a few thousand. They work with our internal systems, and they're cheaper than flip phones.

/Not posted from my Z10; kybd too small for my meathooks
 
2013-12-27 09:57:57 PM  
If it wasn't a problem that people are going to android and apple devices, their much too common server outages were.
 
2013-12-28 01:47:41 AM  
I wonder how many Blackberry sales are government related. The Army actually issues local cell phones to almost everyone in my AO now. Regular soldiers get crappy little Nokias but leadership/supply/imo/etc get Blackberries. With how often they end up broken or just worn out from being over here, the military must go through them by the shipping container.
 
2013-12-28 01:52:15 AM  
It's too bad. I was pretty fond of my blackberries. They always served me well.
 
2013-12-28 01:16:06 PM  

RyansPrivates: Too bad, so sad.  Blackberry was it for a while, but having a closed backend system, though having security advantages, doesn't do you much good when the consumer market starts growing so much.  Yes, Blackberry's don't have to have that backend, but that was their business model.

Meanwhile Windows Phone 8 is solidifying 3rd place, Apple Is losing some market share to Android (but still adding handsets), and Android is going like hotcakes.  Pretty funny to me that the market is shaping up like the PC market: same players, different places.


My impression was that it was BlackBerry's hardware that sunk them, not the network. They certainly didn't treat developers very well, which was a dumb thing to do when playing catch up but ultimately the form factor and screen size of competing phones won out over the hardware keyboard and security features. Once other companies had better hardware, the developer communities sprung into action giving them a software edge too. The law firm I use to work for had a policy that only BlackBerries and Windows Mobile 6 phones could be used for company business and email because those were the only secure platforms. I think Windows Phone 8 brought in WM6's security features but I could be wrong about that. BlackBerry still has a great reputation in the business world for security. They might be worth buying up simply for the value in integrating their network into another maker's products.
 
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