Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Research in Motion: Another has-been

Research in Motion has long been a cutting edge innovator, heck I used their mobitex PC card modem line with an HP Jornada way before the blackberry was around.

Times are a-changing.

RIM's devices, even in its latest iterations, are good for little more than email.

It is a major PITA to surf the web with a blackberry.

BBM reminds me of two-way beepers, yeah they were cool and useful for a period of time, but then everyone got SMS.

Still, they have a hold on corporate customers much like how AOL still has a hold on senior citizens. In the end I expect them to be bought out by another cellular player (motorola perhaps), but only after a slow and painful death spiral that will see their market capitalization drop substantially.

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