Why RIM Should Cut BlackBerry Losses - InformationWeek

InformationWeek is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them.Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

IoT
IoT
Comments
Why RIM Should Cut BlackBerry Losses
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
herman_munster
50%
50%
herman_munster,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/30/2012 | 4:56:44 PM
re: Why RIM Should Cut BlackBerry Losses
It's funny how we're sitting here thinking about how much better off RIM would be if they would just stick fork in their flagship product and move on. Oh, how easy it is to see how futile attempting to save the Blackberry platform is when you sit on the outside like we do. We can sit here and plainly see that the only chance RIM has of surviving is if they dump their antiquated tech to compete with other Android device makers.

Why can't the people in charge of RIM see these things as plainly as we can? RIM will continue to push their Blackberry devices, because they were at one time both popular and good, all the way to bankruptcy. No one is even interested in buying them.

Change is tough. I would really be surprised if RIM managed to evolve.

Given the losses Windows phone device makers suffered with their Windows smartphone devices last year, we'll hopefully see the proverbial nail hammered into that coffin this year, too. Of course Microsoft will continue making them for a few years, begging for developers to come play with them just like RIM did with WebOS. But ultimately, Windows Phone and WebOS will fall from their current status as "joke" to the more fermented status of "forgotten" soon enough since neither of those two platforms stand a chance against iOS and Android.

Microsoft is the company that built an OS where you had to hit a button labeled "Start" in order to shut your system down. Does anyone really want to buy a mobile phone with their software on it? Seriously?


State of the Cloud
State of the Cloud
Cloud has drastically changed how IT organizations consume and deploy services in the digital age. This research report will delve into public, private and hybrid cloud adoption trends, with a special focus on infrastructure as a service and its role in the enterprise. Find out the challenges organizations are experiencing, and the technologies and strategies they are using to manage and mitigate those challenges today.
Commentary
Why It's Nice to Know What Can Go Wrong with AI
James M. Connolly, Editorial Director, InformationWeek and Network Computing,  11/11/2019
Slideshows
Top-Paying U.S. Cities for Data Scientists and Data Analysts
Cynthia Harvey, Freelance Journalist, InformationWeek,  11/5/2019
Slideshows
10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020
Jessica Davis, Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps,  11/1/2019
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
Video
Current Issue
Getting Started With Emerging Technologies
Looking to help your enterprise IT team ease the stress of putting new/emerging technologies such as AI, machine learning and IoT to work for their organizations? There are a few ways to get off on the right foot. In this report we share some expert advice on how to approach some of these seemingly daunting tech challenges.
White Papers
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Sponsored Video
Flash Poll