Analyst thinks BlackBerry 10 is nothing but "a gambit intended to facilitate a sale of RIM"
Forbes. One red flag for him was that the first BB10 device that we saw was the London series, which is more of a modern smartphone with a full-frontal touchscreen, and didn't have the "characteristic keyboard, a feature which endeared the handset maker to many business professionals".Those words come from Benzinga Insights’ Sam Mattera in an article he wrote for
The trouble with this view is a pretty simple one: "business professionals" have been abandoning BlackBerry, and haven't been going to Android options with physical keyboards. The trend is towards all touch and voice input. It seems like Mattera would have preferred RIM to stick with the ideas that were failing. That's top notch analyzing right there.
Mattera does make a good point in wondering what company might even bother to purchase RIM. Reason says that Samsung might be interested in licensing software, but only Amazon or Microsoft would have a passing interest in RIM's hardware division.