this is really sad news/
y dont blackberry start selling the bbm app to everybody
they started giving it for free to ios n android, insted of doint that even if they take some amount from every1 to let them download the bbm messenger app on their phone., m sure they will make lot of money which wil make things come back on the tack..:)
Anonymous, 23 Sep 2013companies can still fail with android eg. motorola. the market is too saturated with android p... moreMotorola has a large share where they operate actively. And with Google they narrowed their market even further, only Americas. Even small manufacturers like ZTE had more marketing in Europe than Motorola. No one knew they were here again, before they vanished - again. Blame Moto, not the market.
That said, there is a limit as to how many major manufacturers can work successfully globally at the time. Now that number is higher than ever.
As you said you can buy cheap phones from China, and while $50 is a bit low, there is a wide range of phones from about $150 within China and approx $250 out of China, which can easily compete with the popular brands.
There are many much smaller manufacturer's doing quite well, offering great devices at great prices. These small timers eventually grow big, like HTC, ZTE and Huawei. IMHO Zopo makes much better devices than ZTE and Huawei, hoping they will grow and gain a global market eventually.
BlackBerry's problem isn't just marketing. Doesn't matter how good their marketing department is when their product simply cant keep up. The Z30 took way too long to be made. Finally they got just about all in place, internal HW, battery and screen. OS is ok, but could be a lot better to gain more customers -> leading to more developers -> increasing attractiveness even more and eating more from Android, iOS and WP.
This will be very difficult for them. For anyone really, with the three major platforms available for different users.
Apple could be next but you would need a lot of money for that.
akhil rockstar, 23 Sep 2013apple wont be the next...in my opnion may be android may drown in the smart phoneos battle as ... moreWindows PC has plenty of viruses/malwares, but doesn't affect it sales.
Android has along way to go.... even with alot malware, take a look winxxds vs appxxe....
Can u see the different between win vs appl with andro vs ios ???
The more ppl used that os, i guess it'll survive more, :p
Jarret, 23 Sep 2013i bet Apple is the next...apple wont be the next...in my opnion may be android may drown in the smart phoneos battle as android = malware & ios = security...so people will get fed up with android malwares and fially they vote ios with best security...and one day will come then people will leave the cheap plastic phones and vote for the best ios...
now is to late for everything developing your own private os is really expensive thus bb seems not success on the market, brand like zte huawei and many android customer are still exist and they focus on selling the product and leave the os to opensource
now is to late for everything developing os is very expensive thus bb product not success on the market due to androud attack, let just delegate os to free open source like android they are free and experience, all customer android like zte huawei ....... still exist
BB Should have adapted WPOS a year back.
It would be the best option for their enterprise consumers...
Now, Microsoft can buy Blackberry and merge it as DELLBERRY and target its enterprise consumers...
An Enterprise company without microsoft product will fail[android,iOS cant save it]
Jim Hart, 23 Sep 2013No one can save BB even Mike L. Adopt Android is the only hope. companies can still fail with android eg. motorola. the market is too saturated with android phones now, could easily pick up a dirt cheap android china phone for less than $50
Google, Buy Blackberry. The software team would fuse with Android to make Android a lot more secure and the Hardware team would fuse with Motorola to make great touch and type phones like the Q10.
Jim Hart, 23 Sep 2013No one can save BB even Mike L. Adopt Android is the only hope. android = malware dude..