Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 22nd Dec 2011 18:59 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I doubt Research In Motion really knew what hit them back when the iPhone launched. I doubt they really knew what hit them when Android steamrolled the smartphone market. And, today, I still doubt they really know what the heck they are supposed to do to turn their sinking ship around. Update: RIM contacted us with a statement on the matter - they state everything in the BGR article is wrong. Read on for the full statement.
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... so could someone explain what's the point of Blackberry's proprietary messaging network on an internet enabled device? Does it save save enough bandwidth enough to allow for a reduced data plan?

Maybe it does save some bandwidth, but it's not 2002 any more, when carriers sold 20 MByte/month packages. Today's mobile data packages start at about 250 MByte, so if ActiveSync or IMAP are a bit more chatty -- who cares?

BlackBerry OS is going to die, so maybe RIM should focus on something else. Their "Mobile Fusion" [1] software looks interesting. I think there is going to be considerable demand for a unified mobile device management solution.


Edited 2011-12-22 20:38 UTC

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