Posts Tagged ‘blackberry’

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Who Won The Mobile Tech Olympics?

Business is a combination of war and sport. ~ André Maurois

The Long Summer Of The Microsoft Monopoly Olympics

Computing was pretty simple for the last 15 years: PC plus a browser. Both are splintering now. ~ Benedict Evans (@BenedictEvans)

Once upon a …

by John Kirk   |   February 27th, 2014
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Tech Toy Story

Microsoft’s newest ad campaign is breath taking but not, I think, in the way that Microsoft imagines. “Just a toy“, my ass. ~ Steven Aquino (@steven_aquino) This is why Microsoft will lose. This shows they don’t get it…“ ~ Ben Bajarin (@BenBajarin) Is …...

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by John Kirk   |   January 21st, 2014
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BlackBerry Implosion: A Postmortem

In the past few days, the true extent of BlackBerry’s perilous position in the market has become clear, but the future for the company is cloudier than ever. The company plans to lay off another 40% of its staff, consumer …

by Avi Greengart   |   October 2nd, 2013
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The Definitive Answer Guide to Which Smartphone You Should Buy

Forget all the rumors of an Apple iWatch. Ignore the surprisingly good reviews of Google Glass. Neither of these will come close to replacing your smartphone. Not for many, many years; probably never. The question is not whether  you will …

by Brian S Hall   |   May 12th, 2013

BlackBerry’s Super Bowl Ad Was Awful. Is There An Ad That Could Have Worked?

I’m a big Redskins fan, so when people asked who I was rooting for in the Super Bowl, they didn’t know whether I’d choose San Francisco (a city I visit so often I’m practically a resident) or Baltimore (a city …

by Avi Greengart   |   February 4th, 2013
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Blackberry: The Charge Of The Light Brigade

Yesterday RIM, now renamed Blackberry, introduced the Blackberry 10. Tech.Pinions columnist, Steve Wildstrom, is cheering for Blackberry as are many Tech.Pinion regular readers and millions upon millions of others. Does the new, re-invented, Blackberry stand a chance? Or is Blackberry …

by John Kirk   |   January 31st, 2013

BlackBerry Delivers a Product: Now It Has To Sell It

Gartner analyst Michael Gartenberg nicely summed up the first day of the rest of BlackBerry’s life: “Good launch,” he tweeted. “Now it’s all execution.”

After what seemed like an interminable pregnancy, BlackBerry (the new corporate name; Research In Motion …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   January 30th, 2013

Cheering for BlackBerry

On Wednesday, Research In Motion will launch its bid to save itself with the redesigned from the ground up BlackBerry. I’ll be at the launch event and I will judge the new hardware and software on their merits, still I …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   January 27th, 2013

Why RIM Is Not Dead Yet

I wanted to share some of my thoughts regarding RIM prior to them having their press event next week. I know there are many who have the opinion that RIM has been circling the drain for some time now and …

by Ben Bajarin   |   January 21st, 2013
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The BlackBerry Death Spiral

 

 

“Notice of Intent to Sole Source iPhone Devices.” That dry headline, from a National Transportation Safety Board post on the Federal Business Opportunities web site, is news about as grim as it can get for Research in Motion. Though the …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   November 21st, 2012
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PlayBook 2.0: Is This the Best RIM Can Do?

UPDATE: On about the 10th try, I finally got both the personal hosted and corporate Exchange accounts working. I have no idea why the setup failed repeatedly and an identically setup eventually worked. I’m hoping for some explanation from RIM.

by Steve Wildstrom   |   February 24th, 2012
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Did Engineering Blind RIM to iPhone’s Assault?

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Research In Motion board member Roger Martin offered the Globe and Mail a passionate, though rather odd, defense of of RIM’s actions in the long decline that led up to the departure of co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   February 13th, 2012
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The RIM Story: In Praise of Mike and Jim

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The departure of Research In Motion co-CEOs Michael Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie was, as amply noted by just about everyone, long overdue. Given the shipwreck that RIM has become, it’s understandable, but more than a little sad, that …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   January 23rd, 2012

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion May Be RIM’s Future

The flood of iPhones, iPads, and Androids into corporate offices is destroying BlackBerry’s once dominant position in the enterprise. In a bold if-you-can-lick-them-join-them move, Research In Motion is striking back with BlackBerry Mobile fusion, a software and a back-office package …

by Steve Wildstrom   |   November 29th, 2011
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Should the Media be Proclaiming RIM’s Death?

Over the past few weeks i’ve been reading a number of articles from the big media outlets all proclaiming the death of RIM. Most of these articles are pretty grim and their headlines say it all. …

by Ben Bajarin   |   July 14th, 2011