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Old April 29, 2012, 10:38 PM
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You guys do recall that RIM made a $700-billion profit in just the first quarter of 2011, and still has a profit margin of over 33% in the last quarter? It's not doing well in North America, but it's hitting both the low-end/emerging market well (see Indonesian stampedes) and the ridiculously high-end market (see custom models in the UAE).

While it certainly has failed to adapt as quickly as it should have, it's not dying anytime soon.
I doubt 700 billion. maybe 700 million.
however, it's also almost impossible to find them these days. when I went to replace my phone, there was 1 blackberry.
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Old April 30, 2012, 04:36 AM
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You guys do recall that RIM made a $700-billion profit in just the first quarter of 2011, and still has a profit margin of over 33% in the last quarter? It's not doing well in North America, but it's hitting both the low-end/emerging market well (see Indonesian stampedes) and the ridiculously high-end market (see custom models in the UAE).

While it certainly has failed to adapt as quickly as it should have, it's not dying anytime soon.
It's the fact that RIM isn't meeting the profit goals they are putting out, so people are crying wolf and expecting to see RIM go the way of Nortel (which actually wasn't turning profits).

Also, netbooks are dead due to the fact that you can get a tablet that is just as powerful, better looking and has about the same or better battery life.
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Old April 30, 2012, 07:46 AM
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Also, netbooks are dead due to the fact that you can get a tablet that is just as powerful, better looking and has about the same or better battery life.
*cough* asus transformer *cough*
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Old April 30, 2012, 11:59 AM
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I think the only thing of RIMs worth licensing is their BES (blackberry enterprise server) technology. The handfull of BB OS developers is shrinking by the second.... arguably reason number 1 why RIM is in so much trouble now. BES could help andriod with its email security problems?
Android is unsafe because Google will sell your information to anyone that asks for it although they won't tell you that directly.
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Old April 30, 2012, 05:23 PM
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I doubt 700 billion. maybe 700 million.
however, it's also almost impossible to find them these days. when I went to replace my phone, there was 1 blackberry.
Whoops, typo.
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Uhhhh, what? Have you seen BB10? Its gorgeous and miles ahead of anything out there. 2012 is the year or RIM's return. 2013 will be the year of RIM's victory.

And netbooks died the year the ipad came out lets be honest. And with windows 8 they always had 0 future.
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