Linked by Elv13 on Sun 26th Feb 2012 21:03 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Don't expect RIM to open source its entire operating system, or its radio stack. But the original smartphone company is gambling its future success on open source, and it has an expert on board to help. Mary Branscombe asked Senior Technical Director for Open Software, Eduardo Pelegri Llopart, where open source fits in at RIM."
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by fran on Sun 26th Feb 2012 22:06 UTC
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RIM has a terrific product in the Playbook.
If RIM fails it will be down to the economy i think.
Open source is not right for RIM. Reason is black berry services on it's own will not sustain the company in it's current form.
It does not make any other products like HP.
It does not have a advertising business model like Google.
Who will maintain the backend of Blackberry services with so much open source devices from other manufacturers floating around. Will it bring an inconsistent experience? Will you have to charge for it? Or just let that part go.
You can't compete with Asian manufacturers.
Open source will only be a RIM deathbed option whereby the companies revenue is so reduced that it can actually make money from third party manufacturers using Blackberry services and licensing patents.

Edited 2012-02-26 22:08 UTC

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