- 08-12-2013, 02:06 PM #1
- 08-12-2013, 02:11 PM #2
From the headline and the site posting it you can tell its a click bait article. Nowhere in the BB statement does it say selling the company is the only option they are pursuing, as the headline would have you believe. Save your bandwidth and don't follow the link to this poorly written article.
- 08-12-2013, 02:16 PM #3
All speculation at this point. They likely would like to take the company private but getting the cash together will be an issue. There will not be many PE firms willing to put up that kind of money for a one trick pony.
- 08-12-2013, 02:19 PM #4
- 08-12-2013, 02:52 PM #9
- 08-12-2013, 02:56 PM #10
08-12-2013, 03:43 PM #12
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Even if selling isn't technically the only option for BB it looks like it will be the inevitable option. They have dug themselves too far in a hole and there just isn't any buzz for any of their products anymore.
I don't know which company could possibly buy them though since the Canadian government would most likely block any purchase by a foreign company.
- 08-12-2013, 04:13 PM #13
- 08-12-2013, 04:30 PM #14
- 08-12-2013, 04:34 PM #15
The email on BB10 doesn't use BB servers, so outages would no longer affect it.
What I was originally saying was the advantage of any IM app over SMS. I don't see where BBM is any better than WhatsApp, Skype, GTalk, Yahoo Messenger, etc.
- 08-12-2013, 07:08 PM #19
08-12-2013, 07:19 PM #20
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I have never used BBM, so I guess that I don't really get it. Everyone I know has unlimited sms / mms, why would I want to use an app for messaging and eat away at my data plan (although an insignificant amount of data I would imagine)?
My buddy who works for RIM answers my question with "speed and reliability". However, I don't have reliability issues with text messaging, and via testing with friends, SMS appears to be pretty much instantaneous.
Now Laura's comment about international messaging is a good point, I've never thought of that.
I hate to see RIM / Blackberry fail. The BB10 OS is fantastic on paper, the technical merits can be praised, but in typical real world use, it really doesn't seem any better than the others on the market. I'd love to support Blackberry by owning a BB10 handset, but WP8 genuinely won me over fair and square. I love the UI of WP8, and I just don't like the aesthetics of BB10 hardware design. While I appreciate the functionality that BB10 UI offers, I don't like the UI design either (mainly the icons).
- 08-13-2013, 12:12 AM #22
08-13-2013, 06:13 AM #24
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all bb is doing is planning their future. if they carry on how there doing now they will be in alot of trouble very soon. selling the company is ONE option out of many that the committee needs to investigate. btw. bb has 3 billion cash and has a market value of 5.6 billion. highly undervalued!
i do see bb making wp8 devices. would be a nice addition to the wp family, with a completly different design
- 08-13-2013, 07:11 AM #25
I personally have never understood the value of BBM, but I can see it being a thing for old BB user. I very much doubt MS has any use for the company.
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