I started this debate with a co-worker on Friday of last week simply stating that if this ruling against Samsung holds up this would be a wonderful opportunity for BlackBerry to regain some much-needed market share in US. The question is how can RIM exploit this ruling for its benefit and capitalize to gain lost and new users in the US Market?
I have said plenty of times before that RIM would have a good possibility to sneak in as Samsung and Apple fight over patent rights. Don’t think for one second that RIM is not paying very close attention to the developments in this case and are thinking of ways to benefit from it. To be honest it should have been RIM vs Apple from the get go, but that’s just my own personal opinion and thoughts.
Maybe this is the beginning of a much-needed change in the smart phone market of today. We must maintain diversity so I side with Apple for some of the patent rulings , but we also must not put ourselves in Robot mode as well. The question still remains, can RIM benefit from the recent Samsung/Apple Infringement Case? Leave us some feedback , we would love to hear your responses!
I doubt RIM will benefit from anything except a time machine back to 2001.
Agrees with Joe. I m on a blackberry and you guys suck so bad in comparison to other smartphones. The only reason Im still using a BB is BBM. When are you gonna buck up?
Start using WhatsApp Messenger. I am still on BB too but have more contacts on WhatsApp now than I do on BBM because so many people have switched.
Sorry Rimarkable, but, I am getting an iPhone 5 as soon as it comes out on Verizon. I got a Bold 9650 two years ago because I thought I wouldn’t be able to give up BBM, but, I hardly even use it anymore because most of my folks have already switched to the iPhone.
Sadly, I think that RIM is going to go the way of Palm. They allowed the market to get too far ahead. They won’t be able to capitalize because it will be next year before the sell anything new. Samsung has contingency plans they could implement by the holiday season.
I would say there is no opportunity for RIM here. It’s not like Samsung is going to stop selling stuff in the U.S., and, there is much more fear the RIM would go out of business well before Samsung ever would.
Unfortunately, I don’t believe that outcome of this trial will mean much for RIM and the BlackBerry. As Ed points out, Samsung already has plans in place to make this ruling not matter much, other than the $1 billion check Samsung has to write.
The latest Samsung products weren’t even part of this case, and, the ones that were either have already been updated, or, will be long before BlackBerry 10 devices hit the shelves.
I’ve been rooting for backberry for along time, but I have to say I like what the android can do and I have plans to buy a more upgraded samsung. I was hoping that samsung and blackberry would join forces, but looks like thats not going to happen. I will not ever own the Iphone I just refuse to drink the iphone koolaid so I can be cool like everyone else samsung is just as good and lowkey I dont have to worry about someone stealing it or something like that. If blackberry gets it together I will go back to them. I dont care about status symbols I just want a phone that does what I want it to do.
I can just feel the love here for BlackBerry lol. It’s all good fellas it’s not the end of the world as we know it. As you know or can tell i’m a HUGE BlackBerry supporter and user of the products. I take my fair share of shots at undroids and ephone users as well. Only time will tell with this story for BlackBerry and the future release of BB10. I have no doubt that there is opportunity to capitalize and make progress once BB10 rolls out. P.S. @ Bill upgrade that Bold man seriously…9900 or 9930 is where you should be.
Still waiting for compelling reasons to switch to the Windows phone.
I do not make it a practice post consecutive comments but judging from your picks on the podcast this week, tells me that RIM still has a chance. Your picks for the last few months are not compelling reasons to envy other operating systems or phones. Certainly, not as a business user.
We are going to have to do a picks show where we focus the whole show on really good apps that you’ve got to have.
Until the BlackBerry gets hundreds of thousands of apps, people will see it as a negative, however, like I said in BlackBerry Hank’s post from the other day, BlackBerry 10 really only needs, at launch, the top 15 to 25 apps that are cross platform on iOS and Android and people won’t feel like it has significantly less apps.
I am a huge BlackBerry fan and eagerly anticipating BlackBerry 10, but, it is going to need a lot more than 15 to 25 apps at launch. Fortunately, all of the BlackBerry Playbook apps will work on it, and, there are thousands of them…
I was referring to 15 to 25 apps in total, but, the top 15 to 25 cross platform apps currently available on iOS and Android, in addition to whatever else apps that will be available…
I would very much agree. After sorting through the most popular apps, the rest seem to overlap in one form or another.
I would like to see more creative B&P (business and productivity) mobile applications. Please consider dedicating your next podcast “picks session” to strictly general B&P apps–no games, no POS (as in Point of Sale/Credit Card) payment processing apps and no camera apps unless the camera is used as a function of the business app. What you will find is that all of the major platforms have their strengths and weaknesses. The separation is less apparent when it comes to B&P apps and ultimately it goes back to how well your smartphone performs with or complements the B&P app.
Still enjoying the Chicken Wings and Beer!
I’ve already got my picks for tonight’s show, but, I will keep this in mind for a future episode…
I agree, BB10 must have those top apps at launch. Its crazy for people to say BlackBerry lacks apps but out of those 100 apps people have crammed driod and apple tables/phones , how many are u REALLY using daily like 5-7?
The top apps that you must have and need BlackBerry has them, the rest are a luxury just to say ” I have apps” what good is it when you don’t use 75% of them…smh