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markntejas
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10/3/2011 | 5:13:56 PM
re: Secret CIO: RIM, What's Going On?
RIM's proprietorial OS wasnt encouraging developers to create apps = less competitive in smart phone market
darkpool
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darkpool,
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9/30/2011 | 6:50:48 PM
re: Secret CIO: RIM, What's Going On?
Bezos is smarter than you too;))
darkpool
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9/30/2011 | 6:48:45 PM
re: Secret CIO: RIM, What's Going On?
While I agree RIM has missed the convoy they _could_ still reinvent themselves. Notice I said "could". Whether or not they have the stomach for the extreme actions remains to be seen. I don't think they are a viable candidate for acquisition considering the deadwood they carry.

I would love to see non-RIM devices offered on their network yesterday. But for me to purchase any device, Android, APPL or otherwise - its gotta have phone capabilities outside of VoIP.

RIM is suffering from focusing too long on what businesses needed which was great, except the retail market pays the bills. If the APPL focused on the business vertical they wouldn't have faired so well either.

The masses don't know when they've been hacked and I don't think they care. They want to be entertained because most of them have the attention span of a goldfish.
ANON1237925156805
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ANON1237925156805,
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9/30/2011 | 6:02:30 PM
re: Secret CIO: RIM, What's Going On?
Intriguing. Here's another thought: Samsung is shopping. They were interested in WebOS. Theh get hardwpare desig in spaces and would lknow what to do with QNX.
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9/30/2011 | 2:13:44 PM
re: Secret CIO: RIM, What's Going On?
ANON,
That is the most asinine idea I have ever heard. Why should Amazon try to chain themselves to a sinking ship? Their Kindle is a quality device, which shows me that they understand hardware and have the capability to develop something without acquiring someone. Amazon also understands that consumers are sensitive to price, something that RIM has never had to deal with in selling to corporate customers.
Thank goodness Bezos is smarter than you.
ANON1244720800242
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9/30/2011 | 1:58:51 PM
re: Secret CIO: RIM, What's Going On?
With RIM's dismal all around performance, combined with Microsoft's partnership with Nokia, and Google's purchase of Motorola - I came to an interesting option for RIM: Sell out to Amazon.

I had read other comments (after the Microsoft and Google moves) that RIM was lost in the consolidation because they had neither hardware, software or patents that anyone would desire. I agreed at the time - but now I think that Amazon could have long range uses for their hardware, software, and most importantly established inroads to business users.

At some level, Amazon is competing directly with Apple's iPad. If they choose to release the 10" version of the Kindle Fire next year - that competion will be brought up a notch. Interestingly enough, the buzz is that the Kindle Fire's hardware is based on the Playbook's hardware. If Amazon's desire is to more fully compete in the Apple, Google, Microsoft world - a future step could be to drop the screensize to around 4" and add a phone. If they had RIM's business messaging as well (and soon smartphone management tools) - they would be in a very good position to pick up where RIM should have been a few years ago.

The market is looking for a good smartphone with the capabilities of the RIM Blackberry. After having the new Blackbery 9930 and comparing that to Adroid and iPhones that are a few years old, it seems really apparent that RIM isn't capable of meeting that demand.

rbonellP6A
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9/30/2011 | 3:04:28 AM
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Why are the governments in India China and Suadi Arabia demanding access to the RIM servers? Because their secured IPAD and IPhone are hi tech toys IPAD and IPHONE have their place but when it comes to security I 'll stick with Black Berry RIM.
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9/30/2011 | 12:04:48 AM
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I agree with darkpool. I've been a Mac user for more than 20 years. I will buy an iPad when they put a phone in it. I know plenty of people who own almost identical iP* machines: one has a big screen and no phone, the other has a phone and no big screen.

Of course, as long as people continue to buy (and carry) both, Apple will continue rolling in cash.
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9/29/2011 | 10:13:46 PM
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RIM is done. It's only a matter of time. No innovation and resting on yesteryear's laurel's will sink any tech company. They refused to take the iPhone and now Android seriously. I actually had one RIM Sales Rep tell me the iPhone was a toy. Well that toy fits very well into the Enterprise now thanks to innovations in Apps, Microsoft Exchange Integration, Cisco Secure Remote access, etc. I told the Rep 2 years ago that RIM was an inferior product overall and had better start innovating to catch up. She laughed, now all of my clients have iPhones or Androids and have not missed the overpriced Blackberry Service Contracts.
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9/29/2011 | 9:33:23 PM
re: Secret CIO: RIM, What's Going On?
Security is an important part of any mobile or non-mobile communication system and Blackberry has done a pretty good job with that for it's e-mail system. The other machines may be trendy and popular but once you get hacked through social type networking you will think twice about some of the cutsey items. Blackberry doesn't look as cool but it is pretty secure. I am sure if the sucess of the IPhone, Android, etc was going on as it is, the bad guys would spend more effort on getting into the Blackberry systems.
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