CEO Thorsten Heins says RIM may yet sell the hardware division
posted by Michael H. / Jan 21, 2013, 1:26 PM
Die Welt, where he made it known that the company is looking into a few strategies going forward, including the possibilities of selling the hardware division and licensing the BlackBerry software. Heins said (via Google Translate):Heins made the comment during an interview in his native Germany with
Heins said that the final decision is dependent on the results of a company-wide evaluation which is currently in progress. Somehow, we get the feeling that the "company-wide evaluation" is also dependent on how well the BlackBerry 10 launches.
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Yea...at least wait it out for a while to see how the new phones and OS do...I see good responses about BB 10 and the new phones. I'm a big Android fan....and I like what I see from these new BB phones.
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 1:31 PM 5
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BB10 will survive beacuse its a true innovation with careful precision and avoiding all the patent crap. they did alot of research and hard work to get up to here. and i wish them best of luck especially cause alot of people lost their jobs due to their fall down. but they will bounce back hard and better because creativity is respected. now nokia can maybe learn a thing or two and actually go help those ex-employees starting that software and adapt and build on it.
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 10:10 PM 2
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The BB service will absolutely survive, IMO. NOBODY does security better. However, BB Z10 looks a LOT like Motorola-DROID-X2_id5235 (use this as a search term) and implies a tie-up of some kind. And since BB hardware is effectively an "accessory" to the service, it seems that a tie-up with MOTOROLA expertise with high security communications might be the way to out-source a waning hardware business as the software is developed to "piggyback" on other OSes
posted on Jan 29, 2013, 12:19 PM 0
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I'm a pretty hardcore Android fan but something in me also wants Blackberry to succeed and come out of this rut that they're in too.
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 1:59 PM 5
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Stupid comments. Like what Stephan Flop did when he announced that Nokia will kill Symbian and Mego before the launch of 808 Pureview and N9. At least just wait for the launch of BB10 and then announce like these silly ideas. I dont know how those people have become as a CEO in great companies like Blackberry and Nokia.
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 2:51 PM 4
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Google buy them and then run them separately like they do Motorola Mobility. Keep it separate and Google can probably use some of their know how in superb security to sharpen up Android all around. RIM could go all software and license their security to business and allow it to be compatible with smartphones, so BYOD would make it easy for RIM to end up on a great deal of devices all running through the BES. Hey who knows what's going to happen, all I know is somehow RIM has to not die. I'm happy to finally see them step into the 21st century with a device that looks the part and is supported by a well known in security and software. Now lets hope it sells, if not there is always licensing of the BBOS 10 for Enterprise.
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 2:53 PM 0
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lol... google translate FAIL
posted on Jan 21, 2013, 6:08 PM 2
Exactly, what he meant was we could license the QNX based system to car manufacturers, or someone else in the world besides the mobile companies with which we compete. As for selling the h/w division, I doubt if any CEO is too dumb to make such statements when the momentum is right in their favor and daily interest in BB10 is increasing and stocks are rising.
posted on Jan 22, 2013, 5:51 AM 0
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