There is no question that Research in Motion is “all in” when it comes to its next-generation BlackBerry 10 operating system.
BlackBerry 10 must be a huge hit for RIM to have any shot of turning things and remaining a viable handset maker as we know the company today.
Unfortunately for RIM, BlackBerry 10 success only provides RIM a shot at turning things around… There is no guarantee, and, from the way things are trending lately, that shot may be a long shot in the dark at best…
BlackBerry 10 has a lot of ground to make up…
When BlackBerry 10 launches it will be in a distant 5th place to Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and even the current BlackBerry OS. BlackBerry 10 will be a 1.0 release with very few apps, and, no matter how good it may be, could take years to move into even 3rd place.
Android and iOS combined have over 82% market share and will be around well beyond the foreseeable future. Windows Phone is currently behind BlackBerry OS, but, will enjoy a significant lead over BlackBerry 10 when it comes out, not to mention that Microsoft is joining Windows Phone and Windows 8 at the hip.
BlackBerry 10 will soon join a game dominated by two players with a third that has essentially infinite resources to keep itself in play. Regardless of how good BlackBerry 10 may or may not be, there simply may not be room for a 4th player.
I would say that it has no shot. Think about it… This is a BlackBerry website and they can’t even convince you.
Sheep and robots….smh
That’s USA stats only..
When a company’s worth goes from 40 billion to just under 6 (based on
yesterday’s stock price) within 1 year, the phrase “that’s just USA stats only” isn’t even remotely a good excuse.
The bottom line is this. RIMM has one year to make a phone that is not merely on par with everything else out there. It has to make a phone that clearly makes all other devices seem obsolete in every category (hardware, OS, apps, and even marketing). For example my wife has netflix on her iPhone, what reason would she have to switch to a BB10 device that does not (potentially). If not…RIMM will go the way of Palm.
I’ll wait and see. But it’s starting to look like my 9900 will be my last Blackberry (although I do love my playbook).
What’s the stock price now heh? 😉
It has more of a shot than you think.If they come out with something new fresh and onnovative people will buy!
I have faith because i like what i see so far 🙂
It may be a wonderful phone, but if they can’t apps designed for it, it will be dead in the water. A smart phone is only as good as its productivity apps.
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