1. red grenadine's Avatar
    Awful Q3. Profits down 71%. Awful Q4 guidance. They'll be bought out / acquired at some point next year.

    Windows Phone will be the 3rd smartphone ecosystem by default going into next year, lets see if Microsoft can capitalize

    QNX / BB10 smartphones in 2nd Half 2012; RIM = Dead
    12-15-2011 04:19 PM
  2. Major's Avatar
    I'd concede that they are shrinking, but I'd hardly call them dead. RIM still has alot of fans.
    12-15-2011 04:32 PM
  3. red grenadine's Avatar
    They are dead as the standalone company we now know them as. I'm certain they'll be acquired or bought out next year. The management is so bad that it's going to take someone external to right the ship, and the current stock price is too tempting for the sharks not to start swimming close
    12-15-2011 04:34 PM
  4. Major's Avatar
    Some kind of merger is not out of the question. Companies restructure all the time. Still, it's a far cry from death.
    12-15-2011 04:41 PM
  5. HeyCori's Avatar
    RIM you are so freaking awesome. Blackberry OS 10 delayed till late 2012.

    RIM: BlackBerry 10 smartphones won't arrive until end of 2012 -- Engadget
    12-15-2011 06:55 PM
  6. selfcreation's Avatar
    RIM int gona die any time soon

    99% of of business sells are Blackberry phones.

    my team alone ships out about 50 BB a day , 1-5 Iphone , 1-5 Android...... ( on business accounts )

    but consumer side is the opposite. RIM might shrink but they wont die.

    not yet any ways. and if BB10 bring in more interactive Multy media ( like iphone and WP ) they will come right back.

    1. i have friend that have a BB 100% for the BBM... BBM alone can keep them alive.. hehe

    2. they have the BEST e-mail system in the world.

    3. they compress the data so like 100MB on a BB is like 300MB on a WP or Iphone

    4. they have the BEST security system in mobile.


    RIM has allot going for them. i really dont see them DIEING any time soon , maybe int he LONG run ( 5-10 years ) if they dont step up the game
    12-15-2011 07:03 PM
  7. threed61's Avatar
    The 14 million phones sold in the last quarter by RIM is still several times more than all the windows phones sold so far.
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    12-15-2011 08:16 PM
  8. palandri's Avatar
    Maybe hp will buy them.
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    12-15-2011 08:22 PM
  9. Duvi's Avatar
    RIM isn't going anywhere any time soon... But I do think 2012 will be the year WP needs to go hard or go home.

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    12-15-2011 09:28 PM
  10. cgk's Avatar
    Maybe hp will buy them.
    Can't afford it, the purchase of Autonomy took all their available cash.
    12-16-2011 08:46 AM
  11. pseudoware's Avatar
    Maybe Apple will buy them. ;)
    12-16-2011 05:48 PM
  12. BitPusher2600's Avatar
    Do you have any clue how many companies RIM has acquired and how much they really have their hands in? They handle alot more than BlackBerry devices. I should point out that declining sales on a scale which revolves around the US (and more specifically consumer sales) aren't exactly a crushing defeat as BlackBerry is still considered a dominant device in many other countries, not to mention the only brand of device that holds many high-grade security certs, such as FIPS.

    Barring that, their purchase of QnX is epic too, because there are alot of technoligies in this world with QnX onboard, industrial, government and commercial. Who do you suppose is getting paid for that licensing?

    RIM is not a hot company in the consumer market obviously, at present, but so what? There's alot of other aspects of technology companies to consider and RIM has it's role. They're not going anywhere.
    12-16-2011 06:26 PM
  13. DontHate707's Avatar
    blackberry 10 looks promising tho, could bring them up from the gutter
    12-16-2011 07:36 PM
  14. CommanderElvis's Avatar
    Do you have any clue how many companies RIM has acquired and how much they really have their hands in? They handle alot more than BlackBerry devices. I should point out that declining sales on a scale which revolves around the US (and more specifically consumer sales) aren't exactly a crushing defeat as BlackBerry is still considered a dominant device in many other countries, not to mention the only brand of device that holds many high-grade security certs, such as FIPS.

    Barring that, their purchase of QnX is epic too, because there are alot of technoligies in this world with QnX onboard, industrial, government and commercial. Who do you suppose is getting paid for that licensing?

    RIM is not a hot company in the consumer market obviously, at present, but so what? There's alot of other aspects of technology companies to consider and RIM has it's role. They're not going anywhere.
    Buying and owning what RIM does is an asset, only if they know what to do with those acquisitions. At this point, it appears they don't. BB 10 originally slated for Sept 2011, then late Q1, 2012, now late 2012. Not holding my breath for the Feb 2012 update on my PlayBook either. Arrogance will kill a company-it staggered Microsoft. Fortunately they had a level of diversification that did help them to survive, something RIM lacks.
    12-18-2011 09:23 PM
  15. 1iam5mith's Avatar
    BB10 Will 100% Fail ... FLAT LINE ....

    I Think A Merger Between Microsoft And RIM Will Be Best, UI Of Windows, IM Of Blackberry, Email Of Both ! ... Then They Smartphone Market Will Be Dominated By Microsift/RIM!!

    Although Apple And RIM Merger Would Be Great ( Although It Would Be More Like An Aquisition ) iPhones With BBM And And Some Keyboard/Touch Phones With IOS ... It Would Be Great, Both Companys Have NEVER Licenced Their OS's For 3rd Party Hardware, So A Mix Of The two Would Fit Quite Well ....

    Well Thats Just My Opinion, But What Is For Certain Is That RIM Will Be Sold, Merged, Or Bankcorupt By June 2012 ... Mark My Words Lol Stocks From 80 To 12.5 In Less Than A Year .... Bye Bye Berry :)
    12-19-2011 09:37 PM
  16. red grenadine's Avatar
    RIM rejected Amazon earlier this year
    Exclusive - Amazon weighed buying RIM but interest cooled-sources | Reuters

    Only a matter of time as the vultures circle and the company keeps destroying value. Easily worth more in pieces than a whole right now (trading below book value) and I'm sure their backend infrastructure will be very helpful to someone

    Microsoft/Nokia mulled a purchase:
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...686209566.html
    Last edited by red grenadine; 12-20-2011 at 07:25 PM.
    12-20-2011 05:05 PM
  17. HeyCori's Avatar
    I could see Nokia but I have a hard time imaging how Microsoft would transform RIM back into the powerhouse they once were. Pre-WP7 I could understand but re-organizing RIM and pushing WP7 could be pretty taxing for even Microsoft. I see a lot more money lost before money gained. Furthermore, the Blackberry form factor doesn't work at all for WP7. This would be like MS re-buying Danger.
    12-20-2011 10:16 PM
  18. red grenadine's Avatar
    14M units shipped in Q3 down to 11M in Q4
    Revenue down 19% sequentially
    Net Loss of $125M before adjustments

    Circling the drain. They need a Nokia moment
    03-29-2012 10:34 PM
  19. Speebs's Avatar
    Keep in mind that many people have work Blackberries in addition to their personal phones, so RIM doesn't necessarily compete directly with Android/WP/iPhone as much as you might think.
    03-30-2012 10:47 AM
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