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What will happen to RIM?

If RIM keeps performing poorly what could happen? Could we see the end of Blackberry phones, or is that unlikely?

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Sep. 9, 2011 at 18:12

Possibilities

1) RIM get their act together and make some decent phones
2) The blackberry brand is sold to new owners but kept going
3) The companies patents and technologies are bought to go in new phones, without the blackberry name
4) RIM goes bust, no one wants a dead OS and tarnished brand name, blackberry and it's technologies die in favour of iOS and Android.
5) Something else, none of the above.

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matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 9, 2011 at 18:12

Possibilities

1) RIM get their act together and make some decent phones
2) The blackberry brand is sold to new owners but kept going
3) The companies patents and technologies are bought to go in new phones, without the blackberry name
4) RIM goes bust, no one wants a dead OS and tarnished brand name, blackberry and it's technologies die in favour of iOS and Android.
5) Something else, none of the above.

JanSt / MOD  Sep. 9, 2011 at 18:53

what he said...

equ  Oct. 24, 2011 at 20:15

Seems to be a race at the moment to see if Blackbury or Nokia is the first major phone Manufacturer to loose it independene (after Motorola).
I would guess for Blackbury it will be option 2 or 3 in about 12 months.

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 25, 2011 at 01:30

Nokia has lost it's independence, they're being whor*d out by Microsoft to run WP7 nowadays...well as of next week a anyway.

0zhumin  Nov. 13, 2011 at 13:33

Strange culture in RIM, and self-destroy political environment.

In RIM if you figure out problem and introduce efficient approach, both
manager and his buddy group member will proof their wrong approach works.
just like someone point out driving a car is right way, pushing a car is
wrong way, then both manager and his buddy group member will hate you, and
proof that 3 person can also move the car by pushing it. cheating email
will be sent to some vice president, saying like: see, the car moving,
pushing a car is a natural part of the process.

RIM is not system oriented company, just self-destruct small company buddy
culture, with a fat body. it is very strange company culture and strange
company political environment, it promote stealing and cheating skill.
RIM’s management may be a typical instance in MBA course.

CEO may want the management better, but can't reach the target because
of the culture, like I said 3 years ago, RIM is old before really grow up.

JanSt / MOD  Nov. 13, 2011 at 13:40

Some pretty defamatory statements, my friend. Any proof to back them up?

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 13, 2011 at 21:18

Bold, if badly written, statements/claims...I have to say, I've never heard anything that would substantiate these claims. That's not to say they aren't true, I'm always willing to learn, but for the moment I won't be taking quite such a dark view of RIM.

equ  Nov. 16, 2011 at 18:03

With the Q3 sales figures Rim lost market share but held onto its Volume Shipped. With the march of Android at the moment that's is pretty good going. Ive changed my mind and now think option 2 is most lightly.

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