1. rdifiori's Avatar
    06-29-2012 12:06 AM
  2. jdevenberg's Avatar
    I don't think they will survive to see the launch of BB10
    06-29-2012 12:27 AM
  3. palandri's Avatar
    I read that earlier today. Kind of sad. The more competition, makes for move innovative ideas coming to light for mobile phones.

    Thread moved to Blackberry forum.
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    06-29-2012 12:43 AM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I am also sad. I left BlackBerry for Windows Phone, but I still have fond memories of my BlackBerry devices.

    More choices available to consumers cannot be bad.

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    06-29-2012 02:09 AM
  5. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Sad to see such a formerly big player going out of business, but that's the nature of it. You either adapt or die.
    06-29-2012 02:14 AM
  6. vp710's Avatar
    Wait until some of the best minds at RIM get hired by Microsoft and you won't be sorry RIM is dead. ;)
    06-29-2012 02:17 AM
  7. SnailUK's Avatar
    If i were Microsoft, i would see if it was possible to get some business type WP8 devices out ASAP, forget about all the app compatilibity and consumer stuff initially, get all the enterprise stuff in a business phone, and get it out now, to start trying to pull in the Blackberry deserters.
    06-29-2012 03:02 AM
  8. vp710's Avatar
    If i were Microsoft, i would see if it was possible to get some business type WP8 devices out ASAP, forget about all the app compatilibity and consumer stuff initially, get all the enterprise stuff in a business phone, and get it out now, to start trying to pull in the Blackberry deserters.
    Reuters: RIM Considering To Adopt Windows Phone 8 For Blackberry Devices | WMPoweruser
    06-29-2012 03:05 AM
  9. jdevenberg's Avatar
    I don't think there is room in the market for both bb10 and windows phone. Smart phones have always been a three horse race. It used to be palm, blackberry, and windows mobile. Windows mobile and palm both died and black berry is largely irrelevant. I think either WP or bb10 will rise up to around 20% market share, iOS will take 20%, and android will hold the other 60%. I don't think a platform is compelling enough for long term developer interest unless it has 15% market share, and given the number of ios and android devices already out there, that only really leaves room for one more player. I think it will be windows phone and I think rim would be smart to ally itself with Microsoft. Between Nokia, ms, and rim, WP could be a force to be reckoned with.
    06-29-2012 03:36 AM
  10. SnailUK's Avatar
    I think rim would be smart to ally itself with Microsoft. Between Nokia, ms, and rim, WP could be a force to be reckoned with.
    What would Microsoft get out of it?

    At the moment, Microsoft control the OS, manufacturers make the hardware, and provide some basic apps. Where would RIM fit?

    If i were Microsoft, i'd buy RIM when they hit rock bottom (or get Nokia to do it), keep all the patents, integrate any interesting tech into WP8 and bin/sell the rest. Then get Nokia to build a Blackberry-esque business phone.

    I've not used a BB in ages, but my understanding was the best parts where the data compression (which is now in WP8), integration with office (which should be easy for Microsoft), and the BB phone form factor (which i'm sure anyone can copy).

    Is there something obvious i'm missing?
    06-29-2012 04:38 AM
  11. emirozmen's Avatar
    I left bb for windows phone couple of days ago. Im happier here.
    I had hopes for RIM, but afrer yesterday, they all faded away :(
    06-29-2012 05:25 AM
  12. theefman's Avatar
    As bad as BB is they're in better shape than Nokia. Think they will surprise people so eager to write them off by surviving and slowly starting to come back next year.
    06-29-2012 11:45 AM
  13. cckgz4's Avatar
    As bad as BB is they're in better shape than Nokia. Think they will surprise people so eager to write them off by surviving and slowly starting to come back next year.
    And just how are they in better shape?
    07-23-2012 07:33 AM
  14. socialcarpet's Avatar
    And just how are they in better shape?
    Well.. they still have more marketshare than Win Pho..

    But I agree, Nokia's future looks brighter than RIM's at this point for sure.
    07-25-2012 03:01 PM
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