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nthierUncategorized 4 Comments
Here’s a look at RIM’s stock price over the last 5 years, noting when I entered and left the company.
However, noting where I bought RIM stock and where it is right now would make me very sad.
Sad times for RIM Yay, more debt!
Jul 25, 2011 @ 12:45:30
What do you think about the layoffs? From the look of your graph, they seem inevitable. But I wonder what this means for the direction of the company?
Nokia had a similar market share problem and decided to solve it by dropping Symbian and getting their OS (and apps) from Microsoft.
Which makes me think there are two options for RIM: Cut the fat and double down on Blackberry, or cut the Blackberry and team up with, oh, I dunno, Google maybe. I guess they’re probably too invested in the new pad to make such a switch.
Jul 25, 2011 @ 14:01:00
Option #3: Improve Java support and steal all of the droid apps for free. Probably not wise to pick legal battles with Google, but technically they can’t stop you. Basically, turn the Blackberry into a jailbroken android with better security.
And of course:
Option #4: Place fingers firmly in ears, sing La-La-La loudly and continue doing business as usual.
Jul 26, 2011 @ 10:43:43
Apparently, RIM has been focused on #3 for at least a year now, but have been failing because Google rev’s their OS too often for RIM to catch up. At some point, the OS has to stabilize but will RIM still be around to see it?
What saddens me most about all this is that RIM was in a perfect position to lead the smartphone revolution. They had all the basics done years before anyone else. But they underestimated the value of apps and undervalued the contribution of third party app developers.
Jan 24, 2012 @ 09:45:59
these comments you are saying, are true. true points there .
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