RIM showing what’s next for BlackBerry on March 15th
1. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
Although I think RIM had it's last chance long ago, I'm interested to see what they come up with after a dreadful 2011. Sometimes when your back is against the wall, you do some of your best work...
2. dejahu (Posts: 35; Member since: 01 Feb 2012)
There hasn't been enough time since the new CEO took the helm for us to see the "new direction" RIM is taking. This announcement will be based on something that has been in the works for quite awhile. Knowing that, I'm guessing the forecast is calling for lackluster news with a chance of who gives a damn.
3. DigitalJedi_X2 (limited) (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
People need to give RIM a chance. While they may be down in the US market, they're still turning a profit and they're growing internationally which is more than I can say for Microsoft and Windows Phone, who even with Nokia, is still getting. Get ZERO traction in the US and very little abroad. Why, Symbian outsold Windows Phone. Heck, even Meego and Bada outsell Windows Phone. Why most of the US based tech sites say Windows Phone is going to "explode" and expand in the market place but RIM is destined to fail is beyond me. All evidence points to the exact opposite. Nokia fans, particularly Symbian fans, DON'T WANT Windows Phone. Carriers don't really like Microsoft. But BlackBerry devices are still prominently displayed right alongside Android and CR@pple iOS. I don't see very many people walking around with Windows Phones. But if do see alot of people walking around with Android, BlackBerry and CR@pple iOS devices.
4. thatdude1 (unregistered)
Totally agree. I am a Windows Phone fan and moreover a Nokia fan and even I can see that Windows is not going anywhere fast. Meanwhile, RIM is steady growing profits and increasing there installed user-base. RIM has an excellent chance to regain lost market share in the U.S. and BlackBerry 10 devices are going to not only be competitive, but great.
5. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
Well, the answer is simple. WP is growing, getting better at each turn, and giving people things to look forward to. RIM, on the other hand, has gotten stale. People have seen what they have to offer, and at the moment, don't like it. Now that's not to say that they won't be able to pick it up with the new OS, but it would need to be a HUGE improvement over their current material, otherwise its the same old RIM
6. DigitalJedi_X2 (limited) (banned) (Posts: 346; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)
WP is growing?! Growing where?! In Balmer's pants? Because it certainly isn't growing in market or mind share. WP, has, in fact, been losing market share steadily. And that's with WP7 and Windows Mobile combined! It's currently the 6th or 7th ecosystem. It's showing ABSOLUTELY NO signs of improving while BlackBerry is growing sales and user base. And from what we've seen of leaked BB10 devices, it's only going to grow and regain market share.
7. thephoneguy92 (Posts: 191; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)
First of all, calm down a little bit. Second of all, I never said anything about their market share, not once. What I was referring to was the actual OS of WP and RIM. Like I stated above, WP is a young OS. It has been around for only a year or so. It is still maturing. It is going to keep adding new features, better hardware etc, whereas RIM has been doing the same old song and dance for the past few years now. They have no innovation, they have no change. Now, again, as I stated above, with BB10, it would look as though RIM has changed up it's OS quite a bit. And, AS I STATED ABOVE, if RIM improves its OS dramatically, it could save itself. But with WP, it's still maturing, it has promised new things, once it gets there, more and more people will flock to it. You can quote me on that.