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RIM CEOs step down, focus will be on two new Blackberry devices

By Julio Franco · 7 replies
Jan 23, 2012
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  1. Analysts have been calling it for quite some time, but with signs like these how could you not. RIM's stock plummeted 77% in 2011 and the company's smartphones kept losing ground…

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  2. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,634   +98

    I am still not convinced that RIM will be able to turn things around any time soon, simply put their time has come and gone (mostly because of their own making). I think in coming year(s) they may be taken over but mainly for their patents ........
  3. RIM continues to increase its installed base year over year (including 2011--they're market share has decreased but only because the smart phone market as a whole has increased in size), they remain very profitable, making about 5 billiion per quarter, and have a stable of ip including the fastest, most secure and lowest power consuming push email and IM software on the market. The Playbook and BB 10 devices will support bb os 10 apps and the majority of Android software over blackberry appworld which screens out malware and virus android apps that are becoming increasingly prevalent on samsung and other android handset vendors phones.

    We have yet to see how they execute with bb 10, so it would not be prudent to over speculate on the timeline of their possible demise.

    But somehow people disregard all of this and assuredly proclaim that they will be out of business in a couple of months. The mobile market is far too volatile. 1 year is 4 internet years. An incredibly lrge amount of key factors can and do routinely change in such a long stretch of time.
  4. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    They need a game changer.
  5. they need a miracle at this point.
  6. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    Too many people just love to scream the sky is falling and I mainly blame the journalists. Their readers typically mirror their "opinions". Apple has had many siri outages, Verizon has had several LTE outages yet the articles about those are nowhere near as dramatic like you read in the blackberry articles.

    I don't like blackberry phones at all, but I don't think things are as they seem. It's being overhyped so much and the sad thing is that is affecting them more than anything.
  7. Don't blame CEO, they want RIM win.

    RIM has strange culture and self distruct political environment.

    In RIM if a new hired person figure out major problem and introduce efficient approach, both manager and his buddy group member will proof their wrong approach works. just like someone point out driving a car is right way, pushing a car is wrong way, then both manager and his buddy group member will hate you, and proof that 3 person can also move the car by pushing it. cheating email will be sent to some vice president, saying like: see, the car moving, pushing a car is a natural part of the process, in order to deny new hired contribution of introducing skill of drive a car, they have to deny merit of driving a car.

    It is very strange company culture and strange company political environment, it promote stealing and cheating skill. RIM's management may be a typical instance in MBA course.

    This culture deny or steal hardworking team members' contribution/innovation, generate strange political environment, destroy RIM.

    So don't blame CEO, some of their VPs and VPs' expert generate terrible culture and self destruct political environment.
  8. Who cares ? They will die. It is on the wall and they know it ! I guarantee you that. Let them see if IP will be enough then. There is no place for stagnant technology firms on this planet.

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