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RIM fires back to Dell's intentions of ditching BlackBerry in favor of WP7

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RIM fires back to Dell's intentions of ditching BlackBerry in favor of WP7
Similar to some kind mid-afternoon soap opera on television, the love triangle between RIM, Microsoft, and Dell has been taking an abrupt turn of late after we reported that Dell is opting to make the switch from favoring RIM to Microsoft.

Dell has already made it clear that they intend on migrating 25,000 of its employees from using RIM handsets to their very own home made Dell Venue Pro. Needless to say that this isn't some small thing we're talking about, but rather, it greatly shifts the momentum to one side of the playing field.

However, Research In Motion responded back to Dell's actions as RIM's Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Mark Guibert said, “We find it highly unlikely that they will actually save any money with this move and far more likely they were looking for a little free publicity.” Naturally, Guibert goes on further to say that Dell decided to act swiftly due to the fact that they're trying to make a push into the corporate mobile space with their very own Windows Phone 7 handsets.

source: Wall Street Journal via Mobileburn

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posted on 05 Nov 2010, 18:08 1

1. Gawain (Posts: 375; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


Given how consumer oriented WP7 appears to be, I'm inclined to agree with RIM on this point (though, I am not an objective observer). There are several small things about WP7 that it doesn't have out of the box (cut/paste, unified in-box, third party multitasking) that could impact productivity. We'll see.

posted on 06 Nov 2010, 10:14 1

2. newfdog 13 (Posts: 64; Member since: 06 Mar 2010)


Why wouldn't they switch to their own product? Duh.....

posted on 07 Nov 2010, 23:55

6. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)


Agreed, you might as well use your own product. Do you think Steve Jobs would keep a Blackberry after he made the iPhone.

posted on 06 Nov 2010, 16:12 1

3. clevername (Posts: 1431; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)


Good point newfdog. Don't think it'll serve them well though. Not at first.

posted on 07 Nov 2010, 16:27

4. t0k3ndr01d (unregistered)


Seems to me that another advantage of this is to allow Microsoft an already paid so pretty much free staff for beta testing and error reporting for WP7 and it will allow them to maybe fix bugs or push out updates with new features faster because their employees are directly telling them what they do and dont like about the phone instead of thousands of phones just getting returned and them having to find out no one liked the phone after all the returns of that model are tallied etc etc. you get my point?

posted on 07 Nov 2010, 18:06

5. jtalker (unregistered)


Maybe everyone is getting tired of RIMS crap and out dated phones and software. I was waiting for a Storm three and guess what? It's the say freaking phone as the Storm 2. What a freaking joke

posted on 09 Nov 2010, 03:18

7. PolishHitta (unregistered)


Yeah.. RIM is falling behind badly. Most of their phones didn't go with a big bang as planned especially Storm 2, so why is there a need to make a "3" using the same specs as its predecessor? I smell failure in the air.
Either way, the only RIMs I have are on my car.

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