re: BlackBerry Loses Its Grip On Federal Government
This news comes as no surprise to anyone. The late Lazaridis / Balsillie management departed RIM , leaving it bereft of ideas, innovations and any competitive product. They didn't even listen to their patent attorneys and became a laughing stock when sued over the BBX moniker.
Waiting over a year to be saved by BBX, now rebranded as BB10, is fodder for Apple, Google, Microsoft, Samsung and others. These behemoths would probably have strangled RIM anyway; the BlackBerry was only ever dominant when smartphones accounted for 5% of mobile devices. Size does matter.
Unless of course you are small, agile, driven, brilliant, stunningly innovative ...... everything that RIM was not. So goodbye beloved BlackBerry. Only a "shock and awe" reception of BB10 would staunch the flow of blood and inevitable demise.