Demo Video of BlackBerry 10 surfaces; RIM shares drop to new 52 week low
While BlackBerry 10 is rumored to debut later this year in a handset expected to be named the BlackBerry Colt 2, some might question whether or not there will even be an independent RIM by the end of the year. After warning of a terrible Q1 earnings report upcoming, the stock of the Canadian handset manufacturer set a 52 week low at $10.01 on Wednesday morning before rebounding a little. The 52 week high is $42.50. Surely there are some bargain hunters picking up the stock and some short covering also is generating some support, but RIM is a long way from the $140 that the stock once commanded.
source: BerryReview, YahooFinance
1. e.wvu (unregistered)
By the time RIM releases (well attempt ...) BB10, they will probably be gone .... like the wind.
3. rav405 (Posts: 42; Member since: 14 Dec 2010)
This is a mixture android and meego(NOW A.K.A TIZEN)..............
2. Smart (Posts: 76; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
Lols......."Get facebook for iphone and browse faster".........
The dude using this phone just got the finger from facebook
4. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
I like the ability to have widgets turned off on home screen but wouldn't it be more functional if the widgets are transparent when off? Also, the widgets take up too much space leaving you to use more screens than usual.
5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5802; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
If the history of RIM's fail is ever written, the root cause will be the company's obsession with handsets. RIM had a nice (really nice) business around its e-mail and messaging service. If they had ported the two services to other OSs (like iOS, Android and WP) their future would be a lot more certain than it presently is.
But the writing is on the wall and customers are looking for alternatives. Their largest customer (the U.S. govt) has already started a project with Boeing (that was reported on PA a while back) to move to a secure Android environment that BCS is developing. Friends that work in some of the largest companies in Silicon Valley that are still using BBs for the messaging security are all working on migration projects, with the objective of moving the company off of BB/RIM in the next 12 to 18 months.
7. jove39 (Posts: 1285; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Messaging...not so much...you heard of MS Lync (Office Communicator earlier)? Its enterprise im service...available on windows, android and iOS...my organization is using it from long time...BB messaging service is not so famous anymore!
If RIM has to suvive...build a OS...that has functionality like Android and simplicity like iOS...and then install it on best possible hardware!
8. jove39 (Posts: 1285; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Android and iOS will swallow entire smartphone market...WP will continue to have single digit market share and rest will disappear...just a thought!
10. kindlefireowner (Posts: 382; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Release date please. Only the most loyal blackberry fans care at this point. They should have put a couple blackberry 7 phones on prepaid. Something to keep your name out there. Give them away for free on contract. Anything. There time is past here in the USA.
11. chellehag (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 May 2012)
I just noticed something, look at the internet icon in the bottom tray. Did they finally make it so you can re-name your app shortcuts in this software or did they make a huge mistake?
As a side note, I'd love to see BBX be something that could possibly save RIM, but I honestly don't know if I see that happening. It's kinda sad they didn't evolve until they were so close to death.