BlackBerry giving up on the consumer market

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    Mar 30, 2012 2:23 AM GMT
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46897956/ns/business-us_business/#.T3UY73jyCy4
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    Mar 30, 2012 2:35 AM GMT
    Very misleading article.
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    Mar 30, 2012 2:39 AM GMT
    RuggedRanger15 saidVery misleading article.
    Only if you read past the first two paragraphs.

    They're not "giving up," rather they are focusing on the part of their market that is doing the best. That means cutting the projects that are losing money. No big deal, really. If I needed a dedicated work phone, I'd want a BB.
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    Mar 30, 2012 2:42 AM GMT
    http://www.berryreview.com/2012/03/29/rim-q4-earnings-call-qa-highlights-word-of-the-day-partnerships/

    They are not giving up on the consumer market at all. Blackberry10 sounds like it's going to rock
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    Mar 30, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    RuggedRanger15 saidhttp://www.berryreview.com/2012/03/29/rim-q4-earnings-call-qa-highlights-word-of-the-day-partnerships/

    They are not giving up on the consumer market at all. Blackberry10 sounds like it's going to rock
    They haven't mentioned "when" they're dropping the consumer market. It can only be expected that they'll continue to release the items they'd been working on. Sounds to me like they're giving us (consumers) a heads up, and letting their larger clients know they're in good hands and will continue to be.
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    Mar 30, 2012 3:26 AM GMT
    They will give up if bb10 fails to catch on but that is a few years away.
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    Mar 30, 2012 3:28 AM GMT
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    RuggedRanger15 saidhttp://www.berryreview.com/2012/03/29/rim-q4-earnings-call-qa-highlights-word-of-the-day-partnerships/

    They are not giving up on the consumer market at all. Blackberry10 sounds like it's going to rock
    They haven't mentioned "when" they're dropping the consumer market. It can only be expected that they'll continue to release the items they'd been working on. Sounds to me like they're giving us (consumers) a heads up, and letting their larger clients know they're in good hands and will continue to be.

    It would seem that's the worst message to send consumers, who might shy away from BB if they feel it's become a dead-end street. Would that not doom any final consumer product releases to failure?
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    Mar 30, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
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    paulflexes said
    RuggedRanger15 saidhttp://www.berryreview.com/2012/03/29/rim-q4-earnings-call-qa-highlights-word-of-the-day-partnerships/

    They are not giving up on the consumer market at all. Blackberry10 sounds like it's going to rock
    They haven't mentioned "when" they're dropping the consumer market. It can only be expected that they'll continue to release the items they'd been working on. Sounds to me like they're giving us (consumers) a heads up, and letting their larger clients know they're in good hands and will continue to be.

    It would seem that's the worst message to send consumers, who might shy away from BB if they feel it's become a dead-end street. Would that not doom any final consumer product releases to failure?
    but they never actually said any of that, someone at AP wrote the original article and multiple other new sites have cited that article without fact checking. It is simply misinformation.
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    Mar 30, 2012 4:12 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    RuggedRanger15 saidVery misleading article.
    Only if you read past the first two paragraphs.

    They're not "giving up," rather they are focusing on the part of their market that is doing the best. That means cutting the projects that are losing money. No big deal, really. If I needed a dedicated work phone, I'd want a BB.


    After the shit I go through with email on android it makes my former BBs look real fine. Too bad they didn't do much else besides phone and email.
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    Mar 30, 2012 4:14 AM GMT
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    paulflexes said
    RuggedRanger15 saidVery misleading article.
    Only if you read past the first two paragraphs.

    They're not "giving up," rather they are focusing on the part of their market that is doing the best. That means cutting the projects that are losing money. No big deal, really. If I needed a dedicated work phone, I'd want a BB.


    After the shit I go through with email on android it makes my former BBs look real fine. Too bad they didn't do much else besides phone and email.
    may I ask what was the last bb you owned?
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    Mar 30, 2012 5:25 AM GMT
    RuggedRanger15 said
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    paulflexes said
    RuggedRanger15 saidVery misleading article.
    Only if you read past the first two paragraphs.

    They're not "giving up," rather they are focusing on the part of their market that is doing the best. That means cutting the projects that are losing money. No big deal, really. If I needed a dedicated work phone, I'd want a BB.


    After the shit I go through with email on android it makes my former BBs look real fine. Too bad they didn't do much else besides phone and email.
    may I ask what was the last bb you owned?


    let's see ... in order I think ... Pearl, Pearl flip, 8830, Storm 1, Bold, Curve, Storm 2, Tour. The only bad one I had was the Storm 1.
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    Mar 30, 2012 7:36 AM GMT
    I loved the 2 BBs I had for my previous work. I cannot imagine typing out email responses on the iPhone touchscreen. I avoid answering emails now on my iPhone just for that reason. Plus the BBs were lighter which I appreciated.

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    Mar 30, 2012 8:00 AM GMT
    I still love my Torch, and my PlayBook. I hope they can pull through...

    Otherwise it'll be some android device for me...
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    Mar 30, 2012 11:31 AM GMT
    My brother and I had lunch just last week and were saying that we have been having issues with our BlackBerry's lately and this article makes me believe they are already messing with the servers. Very frustrating since we both own small businesses and love our BlackBerry's but our phones are also our personal phones so I guess I'll be giving into the iPhone at some point. icon_cry.gif
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    Mar 30, 2012 12:00 PM GMT
    The headline is misleading, and I don't appreciate the writer showing favoritism for Apple. That's just shoddy journalism.

    I expect RIM will stay in the market but they obviously are not going to be focusing on the consumer space. RIM was successful for well over a decade, and always had a better product and service than anything Apple or Android mftcrs. could provide, but the run for the iPhone and Android products proved to be too much.

    No company is immune. What impacted RIM will also hit Apple, and likely much faster than BB. Unfortunately, When Windows 8 phones hit the market, it could mean the end for RIM.
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    Mar 30, 2012 12:11 PM GMT

    Its a very solid product actually...sadly this was not a surprise forecast for me ...not being dynamically competitive as Sammy or Apple where Nokia is still struggling with but I could see a day of sun light for them. It would be a very sad ending if it happens...They are like Nokia a brand that is durable just without icing on it.
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    Mar 30, 2012 12:15 PM GMT
    I had to troubleshoot a coworkers 9930 last week.

    I hate this platform. With a passion.
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    Mar 30, 2012 12:16 PM GMT
    credo said............
    No company is immune. What impacted RIM will also hit Apple, and likely much faster than BB. Unfortunately, When Windows 8 phones hit the market, it could mean the end for RIM.

    +1, icon_wink.gif true
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    Mar 30, 2012 1:44 PM GMT
    http://m.blogs.cio.com/blackberry/16949/rim-not-exiting-consumer-market

    Poor biased journalism at work. They aren't going anywhere.
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    Mar 30, 2012 1:56 PM GMT
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    paulflexes said
    RuggedRanger15 saidVery misleading article.
    Only if you read past the first two paragraphs.

    They're not "giving up," rather they are focusing on the part of their market that is doing the best. That means cutting the projects that are losing money. No big deal, really. If I needed a dedicated work phone, I'd want a BB.


    After the shit I go through with email on android it makes my former BBs look real fine. Too bad they didn't do much else besides phone and email.


    I love my android email....I use k9 and it pushes it instantly to my phone. My ipad on the other hand, with crapple's forced crap email client, never gets the pushes in a timely manner. I've never used a BB though but have heard great things about their mail clients.
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    Mar 30, 2012 1:56 PM GMT
    RuggedRanger15 saidThey will give up if bb10 fails to catch on but that is a few years away.


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    Mar 30, 2012 2:01 PM GMT
    All I can say is that I love my BB Torch 9810. My very first smart phone and I'm totally satisfied.
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    Mar 30, 2012 3:17 PM GMT
    uoft23 said
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    paulflexes said
    RuggedRanger15 saidVery misleading article.
    Only if you read past the first two paragraphs.

    They're not "giving up," rather they are focusing on the part of their market that is doing the best. That means cutting the projects that are losing money. No big deal, really. If I needed a dedicated work phone, I'd want a BB.


    After the shit I go through with email on android it makes my former BBs look real fine. Too bad they didn't do much else besides phone and email.


    I love my android email....I use k9 and it pushes it instantly to my phone. My ipad on the other hand, with crapple's forced crap email client, never gets the pushes in a timely manner. I've never used a BB though but have heard great things about their mail clients.


    If one uses multiple email accts. Android is such a POS compared to BB even with touchdown for exchange or k9 for everything else. The native email app for gmail won't push unti I reboot the phone. Android is very cool for everything I don't need, but junk for a work device.
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    Mar 30, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    ^
    It sounds like you have a crap phone, or you need to update. My Android works fine, and I have three email accounts.

    The keyoard isn't as user friendly as the BB keyboard, for sure, but it's much better than my old iPhone and has more functionality than my BB ever had.
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    Mar 30, 2012 3:51 PM GMT
    http://m.bgr.com/2012/03/29/rim-reports-q4-miss-balsillie-resigns-as-director-cto-out/

    No big deal, most consumers gave up on RIM long time ago.