Is RIM done for?

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  1. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Apple buys companies that they can use, I'm not sure BB has anything Apple needs that they can't do on their own. BB has been trying to play catch up to Apple and not the other way around.
     
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  2. dragon8

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    Still their hardware is one of the best if not the best.
     


  3. dragon8

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    They haven't really innovated anything and thats their problem.
     


  4. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    In regards to...? :confused:
     


  5. Ngredient

    Ngredient Well-Known Member

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    My friend who did co-op with RIM told me that a lot of the offices right now are in the process of selling off all their stuff. Needless to say, morale is quite low.
     


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  7. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    Plus two.

    Apple won't buy. Nokia or Microsoft might bite - they are struggling in their own rights against Apple and Android
     


  8. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    i agree (well not early 2000s but i started with the pearl 8130 :eek: ), plus while others are doing it now (imessage, for example) bbm is still convenient since those i care to keep up with the most still have it. 9930 is a beast indeed love using it much more than iphone
     


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    There is no reason to believe that RIM will come back. They haven't released an innovative product in far too many years. And turning out crap like the Playbook doesn't give me any hope for them.

    Their new leadership needs to pull off some serious miracles a la Jobs in 1997. But I don't see it happening. Android and Apple will continue to lead the way for the foreseeable future. I love my iPhone 4 and if we get a redesign this fall, I'll be pre-ordering.
     


  10. dragon8

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    Email platform, best security and hardware
     


  11. onthemove

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    I hear the same as well. FBI & CIA still use them. Probably lots of other companies who need secure communication as well.
     


  12. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    I'd be surprised if RIM is really more secure than modern secure email protocols which are constantly scrutinized and patched.
     


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    Dakota rube Senior member

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    I'm a BB to iPhone guy.
    The iPhone blows BB out of the water.
     


  15. dragon8

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    I also love the BB and no question typing on a full keyboard on a BB is far superior than the droid or Iphone.
     


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