Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 13:37 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "RIM, the troubled maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, is in talks to hire a financial adviser to help it weigh strategic options, according to four people with knowledge of the matter. A decision to work with at least one bank could come in the next few days, said one of the people, who asked to remain anonymous because the deliberations are private. RIM would prefer an agreement to license its mobile-phone software, and its next choice is a strategic investment, one person said. RIM doesn't plan to sell itself, the person said." So, anyone interested in licensing BlackBerry OS? Anyone...? What if they throw in a free beer...?
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BB10
by Sparrowhawk on Tue 17th Apr 2012 14:52 UTC
Sparrowhawk
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2005-07-11

As an iPhone user since the 3G and before that a Nokia user, I have to say that although I would not touch a current-gen BB phone with a barge pole if looking for a smartphone, I absolutely would (and will) consider a BB10 device when they become available.

Why? Because having bought a PlayBook when they came down in price (and got another one free for developing an app), I can wholeheartedly say that the interface on the PB is quite superb. My iPhone's and iPad's interfaces now feel decidedly clunky by comparison.

The main thing that might make me stay on iOS for now is that 1Password mobile is not available for Blackberry phones as yet.

Also I want to see what Apple do with iOS 5.

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