Linked by Howard Fosdick on Wed 30th May 2012 06:46 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Struggling RIM will layoff up to 2,000 employees in an attempt to right itself while it pins its hopes on the Blackberry 10. Wireless industry analyst Peter Misek of Jefferies & Company opines: "We maintain that the only path for RIM is to partner with someone, to be acquired, or to turn themselves into a software company, and I think that path with become very clear to the management team by the end of the year."
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RE[2]: Palm?
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 30th May 2012 19:19 UTC in reply to "RE: Palm?"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

That makes no sense at all. Which is exactly why it will happen.


Opera, RIM & facebook.

What ... the ... heck?

Edited 2012-05-30 19:19 UTC

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RE[3]: Palm?
by zima on Wed 6th Jun 2012 01:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Palm?"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Hm...

Facebook has working relationships with mobile operators throughout the world ( http://blog.facebook.com/blog.php?post=391295167130 ), which offer "preferential" access to FB. And the largest part of FB usage growth probably happening via mobile now ( http://www.osnews.com/permalink?519556 )

RIM - clarly also has working relationships with operators, and a subscription-based IM network.

Opera - a mature browser compression technology, and FB is a top site visited by its mobile users already ( http://www.opera.com/smw/2011/11/ )


So - a "free" FB access (fuller one than 0.facebook.com) for subscribers of many mobile carriers, including "Facebook Blackberry messenger"?
Damn, it makes a scary kind of sense...

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