Instead of just fousing solely on corporate, they should allow their phones to use the usual data plan. People still do want a BB for its qwerty keyboard, and there are not a lot of options out there.
RIM phones are overpriced with low specs as compared to today's competition.thats the main reason why are they loosing.
Remember, once upon a time Apple wasn't even in the game. Then BAM! I hope for the sake of keeping a larger spread of mobile technology competition, RIM make a comeback.
Blackberry's success with the consumer was achieved more by accident than design. The teenage market came to BBM just when mobile phone contracts began to include data bundles whilst unlimited text bundles were relatively expensive. A few pop stars were seen toting Blackberries which made them cool. Also many teens lacked the savvy to realise that most of the stuff that they wanted to do worth BBM could be done with the average Java based feature phone.
BBM made them a bit of a one trick pony in the consumer market. Consumers who wanted other things like a decent camera phone or even an FM radio would pass Blackberry by ( and that's a few too many consumers to ignore). These days Iphones are perceived as cool, they do more and, when you take into account the extra cost of Blackberry services, on contract they cost about the same as a high end Blackberry
KF, 30 Mar 2012RIM,yes but Symbian???? NO. try again later :P rim? symbian? both no...nokia os yes!
that happens when a company doesn´t understand what users really want. in that case android. i can´t understand why they don´t want to sell android phones. wake up RIM befor it´s to late.
weh, 30 Mar 2012RIM is like symbian. Junk.nokia belle is nice and cleab though. belle is not as symbian was, try it and you know what you want.
Anonymous, 30 Mar 2012Sorry but BBM is likely to become an irrelavance. Android has Whats App which does exactly the... moreWhatsupp is in fact available for all major smartphone platforms (including BBOS and iOS!) and Nokia Series 40 feature phones, not just Android. It is among the most downloaded apps in Nokia Store for example and ships preinstalled in some Series 40 phones. So I agree, BBM is quickly becoming more and more irrelevant.
Its Dumb Phone ................ you can not do anything without network....... OS is same old , it will have same fate as Kodak , they were poineer at one stage but lack of innovation and pace of technology they lost out
AnonD-4470, 30 Mar 2012Their ship has been sinking for years. They lost the battle when they fell behind on Android a... moreof course not they will catch up with nokia...why would they ever do that? have never been close to nokia so...
RIM has been ripping off their clients for too long with their compulsory BB plan, now it's them for them to suffer!
i think they need change many things look what happen with palm a few years ago.
Unless they make something drastic they will cease to exist within the next five years. They had the U.S. market during the time the U.S. was still way behind, the iPhone changed that and along came the android. RIM is way behind.
Their ship has been sinking for years. They lost the battle when they fell behind on Android and now they won't even catch up on Winokia.
xenover, 30 Mar 2012Hah, they should switch to android. Maybe people would actually buy their phones.true . Its either wp7 or android . blackberry os was a fail since its first release. mooving into corporate is still a bad moove . Since androids are already targeting that sector with business phones( motorola) either rim brings us android with cool design or just quit the race.
IF RIM joins android then we will see allot of cool stuff on android later on wich will be awesome for all users .
Anonymous, 30 Mar 2012Surprise, Surpise... Blackberry needs a new strategy or it will be going down the drain in a f... moreSorry but BBM is likely to become an irrelavance. Android has Whats App which does exactly the same thing. MS Phone ha an equivalent too I believe?
RIM cn strt cllctng ur money back by producing better phones ! has specs like 8mp cam, 1.5ghz dual core at least, and power speaker