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BlackBerry Likely to Be Carved Up

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Rusty Shackleford

Sep 16, 2013, 2:49 PM

Kinda sad

I'm not a Blackberry fan, but I find this to be a bit sad. RIM definitely had a lot wrong with it (overly cumbersome UI being one of the most frustrating), but with their latest generation of smartphones they seemed to have finally show they got it but got it too late.

RIM got arrogant with their position and blew off the iPhone as a childish passing fad when it reality the SOFTWARE CONTENT is what ultimately determines if something is business or pleasure. Ease of use is a completely different thing, but RIM didn't see it that way. Ultimately the market showed that people don't want to go through a cumbersome UI in order to operate a phone. It is a shame that RIM figured this out way too late. Now we are stuck with Google (untrust...
The problem for RIM is the market for smartphones changed, smartphones used to be a tool used by adults at their jobs to get work done. The iPhone changed it so that smartphones are now toys for children to play with. They continued to make serious...
How is google untrustworthy? How is Apple smug & elitist. And how is Microsoft not reliable. Have you ever even used a Windows Phone 8?

Sep 16, 2013, 12:07 PM

They dug their own grave

For all those capitalism lovers out there, you should love the fact that Blackberry is going away - as it's the free market that is deciding their fate - and keeping it real, Blackberry as a company is the reason why they're failing - due to lack of innovation or keeping up with the competition. They were king for the longest time, and choose to ignore their competitors - they doubled down and lost the race.

It really kind of is all their fault. So don't be sad. 😁
Thats like saying since grandma smoked, don't be sad when she dies from cancer.

Sep 15, 2013, 9:03 PM

google should buy it

enough said
This is sad. We should have a Phone Scoop funeral for BlackBerry, just like we did for Steve Jobs..
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