I just happened to notice that my last three posts are about devices other than those offered by Research in Motion. At first glance, one might think that is kind of odd seeing how this is The Official, Unofficial BlackBerry Weblog. At second glance, however, one would notice that two of the devices, have the ability to get email on the Research in Motion’s BlackBerry network, unless of course, you are on the continent where the BlackBerry was invented.
So, the question that begs to be answered is, “Why hasn’t Blackberry Connect caught on in North America?” Ususally when this question gets asked, you get answers ranging from “The carriers won’t support it” to “RIM is waiting to get things squared away with the NTP patent suite” to “Security.”
One theory that I haven’t heard as to why BlackBerry Connect hasn’t caught on in North America is becasue RIM makes over two thirds of it’s revenues from BlackBerry unit sales and seeing how more BlackBerry devices are sold in the U.S. and Canada than the rest of earth combined, RIM is going to milk the proprietary device cow until she is dry.
Now, this is just a theory and I could be and probably am way off base here, but the other theories just don’t make much sense to me any longer.