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BlackBerry Doomed By First iPhone, Storm Failure
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PedroGonzales
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PedroGonzales,
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5/26/2015 | 9:01:28 PM
not willing to adapt to change
I think blackberry wasn't ready to adapt to the changes in the market.  It seems almost comical that a major electronic device delivers a buggy device to its consumer; wasting a lot of money and ruining a relationship that would have help it compete against Apple.  I think in the end blackberry leadership were used to being on top for a such a long time that thought of any new competition of a fad and not a real threat to their business. 
Angelfuego
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5/26/2015 | 9:46:35 PM
Re: not willing to adapt to change
Thank you. Your article caused me to get nostalgic. I forgot about the days of the BlackBerry. At one point, BlackBerry phone was the craze. I remember a few of my friends were also given BlackBerry phones as their "business phone." They would receive emails, calls, and messages on it for business purposes. Looking back at it, you are completely correct. The first iPhone became the downfall of BlackBerry phones. They couldn't keep up or compete. The BlackBerry went from being the latest craze to a thing of the past. The iPhone continues to boom repeatedly with each new edition. It has been the "it phone" for quite some time now.
Stratustician
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5/27/2015 | 2:34:13 PM
Re: not willing to adapt to change
Up here in Canada, BlackBerry is still a hugely nostalgic company for many.  But sadly, because they spent a lot of time creating devices for the business market, the consumer market ended up with a lot more innovation when it comes to usability and applications, and that sadly I think is a large cause of the movement away from BlackBerry devices for the consumer market.  Then, tag on BYOD initiatives, and corporate users wanted to simplify and carry only one device, and we saw more favortism towards iOS and Android as they were better fits for their personal use and still supported business applications.
Ashu001
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6/2/2015 | 11:50:54 AM
Re: not willing to adapt to change
Stratustican,

You remind of the Fondness/longing which Fins had for Nokia.

Sad but true reality is that its very much an innovate or perish mantra in this space today.

What never ceases to amaze me is how inspite of being so robust (and relatively speaking) popular and having relatively speaking sticky consumers ,RIM really messed up bigtime in the Enterprise space,

There are so many Android users who won't hesistate to switch to an iphone and viz if the features they so desire are present there.

But RIM has some incredibly sticky consumers.RIM should have built their entire company catering to their needs only.

 
PedroGonzales
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5/30/2015 | 5:46:25 PM
Re: not willing to adapt to change
@ angelfuego. as you know they are "it" now but that doesn't mean they will be "it" forever. I wonder what will be their strategy to stay dominant.  I'm sure they do not want to be the next Blackberry.  May be that is why they are moving to other devices, once the iphone starts losing steam they got other products stand by.  May be the new Chinese phones will overtake the iphone. 

 
Ashu001
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6/2/2015 | 11:59:13 AM
Re: not willing to adapt to change
Pedro,

I am guessing that's why Apple is chasing the iCar idea so aggressively??

Have you also noticed that the iWATCH was a massive Sales Disaster?

They need to reinvent their strategy bigtime if they want to keep this superb success rate going further.

My recommendation?

Look at the IoT Craze properly.

That and Medical industry.

 
PedroGonzales
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PedroGonzales,
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6/4/2015 | 9:37:54 PM
Re: not willing to adapt to change
I read a lot of articles that the medical field is in great need to redesign all the electrical devices because they aren't very good to use.  I think this is the field that Apple could really make a difference in the health field. Imagine the Iblood pressure, Imedical bed.
Ashu001
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6/6/2015 | 11:31:05 AM
Re: not willing to adapt to change
Pedro,

Absolutely right!

There is an enormous amount of Potential in the Medical Space going ahead.

Can you imagine the massive-massive Cost-reductions possible in Medical Care if there is more competition in the Medical Equipments/Suppliers space?

The possibilities are endless as long as Apple does'nt stick to its enormous Brand Premium as they do on Smartphones.

In that case ,Google and MSFT will eat their lunch!

LOL!



 
hho927
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5/27/2015 | 1:38:49 PM
Vision
When you have a huge customer, It's a dilemma.

One of the founder was saying something like "We'll be fine. We have a different market"

They didn't want to alienate the base. CEO was a "yes man".

They ended up with half bake of everything. They alienated the base and the new customers either.

 
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5/27/2015 | 5:24:45 PM
Blackberry Classic
The Blackberry Classic is the way to go! Look online at the reviews from BUSINESS men and women alike, the Classis is here and taking back the Business world. RIM must have listed to their continuants because this is one or shall I say, the BEST release yet. Everything flows so well and the keyboard is CRITICAL to avid email users. I enjoy this phone so much I am considering buying one for my self as I have had two prior to my two iPhones. 
Ashu001
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6/2/2015 | 12:02:59 PM
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CBJ,

Question is -Is it too little too late to save RIM from total extinction?

This is what I personally feel about this issue today.

 
mak63
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5/30/2015 | 2:25:40 AM
Perfect Storm
I didn't even know that BlackBerry released the Storm back in the days. How they even considered that it could overtake the iPhone is beyond me. They could have released the new Classic in 2008 and we, probably would be writing another story for RIM.
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5/30/2015 | 2:37:13 PM
Blackberry, we hardly knew ye
It's a damn shame that Blackberry management was unable/unwilling to adapt to market changes in order to compete with smartphone tech. 
Ashu001
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6/2/2015 | 12:01:18 PM
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asksqn,

The RIM Management have made too many mis-steps too quickly to keep up with the competition.

And neither are they able to innovate as fast as their competitors(at low costs either).

Guessing having their entire Management team concentrated in and around North America really did'nt help matters much?

 


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