Seesmic giving up on BlackBerry
1. 87168 (unregistered) posted on 20 Jun 2011, 16:50 3 1
Slowly but surely....more developers will follow suit.
4. Droid_X_Doug posted on 20 Jun 2011, 19:01 2 0
Customers, developers and staff are leaving Rim. I wonder how long before Rim gets acquired and by who?
5. Lwazi (unregistered) posted on 20 Jun 2011, 19:32 1 0
I think we should focus on the real issue here and not get wires crossed. Seesmic are giving up on BlackBerry not because it is no longer a valuable market, no. But because Ubermedia's UberSocial is the most popular Twitter app and they cannot compete in that space.
And I am being open about this because I have tried Seesmic for BB and it is not as good an experience as UberSocial and it still treads behind Twitter for BB app and Hootsuite. I also would not be surprised if it is doing worse than SocialScope. SocialScope captured a lot of former Ubertwitter (now UberSocial) users after Twitter filed breach of Twitter's T's&C's against Ubermedia and all other app makers which had "twitter" or similar wording on their app names.
Yes, Seesmic for Windows/Desktop are great and I use them on my laptop. Maybe Seesmic should try and up the ante instead of giving up on BB and leaving speculators to think BB is not a viable market.
6. Lwazi (unregistered) posted on 20 Jun 2011, 19:37 0 0
And yes, RIM are going through a rough patch but who started the rumors about an acquisition? Because that rumor is everywhere...
9. Droid_X_Doug posted on 20 Jun 2011, 22:33 0 0
Acquisitions are an inevitable result of a failed business model. Most recently, Palm was acquired by HP. If Rim can not reverse the slide (and all indications at the moment are that it won't), it will be in play for an acquisition.
7. cornerofthemoon posted on 20 Jun 2011, 20:09 0 0
Holy Iceburg Batman!....The Titanic is sinking.
8. cornerofthemoon posted on 20 Jun 2011, 20:11 0 0
If the Blackberry Torch had more horsepower and if QNX came out two years ago, the story would be different.
10. Droid_X_Doug posted on 20 Jun 2011, 22:40 0 0
But it didn't. The same could be said about MS and WP7. But it didn't. The difference is that MS has a cash cow that is funding the multiple mistakes that MS has made trying to enter the smartphone market. RIM doesn't have the MS cash cow.
11. ~ (unregistered) posted on 21 Jun 2011, 14:37 0 0
The only thing keeping RIM alive right now is there contracts with businesses, If i were in the phone business right now, i would wait till RIM is about to literally die then jump in and buy them for all there business contracts. If you did this you would gain a lot of enterprise market plus everything else RIM has.
12. webOSdev2.0 posted on 21 Jun 2011, 23:57 0 0
Despite what everyone is saying I'm satisfied with my Blackberry Bold 9780, I like it more than the iPhone and Android phones simply because it does what I need it to at no extra cost or battery management, I'm excited for the BB Bold Touch, and people who say RIM is dying RIM has been making phones longer than most and I'm sure they have an ace up the sleeve.