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BlackBerry CEO Says Smartphone Biz Is On a Timer

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RIP Blackberry

Pandemic187

Aug 28, 2015, 2:55 PM
It gave so much to the smartphone industry but it will never be competitive like it was once was, especially given that they have put a definite deadline on realizing that success.
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Versed

Aug 29, 2015, 3:03 PM
Hopefully the new Venice will give them some more life support, doubtful they will become a dominate player, but at least be relevent.
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gfondeur

Aug 29, 2015, 10:35 PM
Lol
I'm being hearing that doom and rip bs for years now,
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Versed

Aug 30, 2015, 12:51 PM
I don't think they are going to fail, I think the Venice is going to allow them to be a minor player. BB has its core user base, some corporate, significant amount of goverment use (not only Canada and the US) and a small but loyal amount of BB fans.

But they won't be what they were, several years ago my sister who works for a major food corporation was given a choice, they will replace her corporate phone with a new BB, or an iPhone, she choose the iPhone. I'm also sure the vast majority choose it as well.
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Pandemic187

Aug 31, 2015, 10:21 AM
I'm not dooming anything. The CEO literally said they might exit the smartphone business if things don't improve. Are you telling me things are going to improve? Because that would require a very sudden turnaround after years of just barely staying afloat.
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