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Sam_Reynolds September 15, 2011 11:09 PM

RIM Continues Path to Financial Ruin
 
Embattled smartphone manufacturer Research in Motionís second quarter this fiscal year was as disappointing as its first as the companyís profit fell by more than half.


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stoanee September 16, 2011 07:25 AM

Sad story, they should have stayed out of the tablet business. They have loyal corporate customers but in today's market their phones are not sexy enough.

johnnyblazzwa September 16, 2011 09:18 AM

150$ playbooks anyone?

Evochuck September 16, 2011 09:33 AM

I guess google and apple with gladly take over that part of the market if need be >.>

Squeetard September 16, 2011 10:09 AM

The sooner RIM dies the happier I'll be without having to administer the myriad of problems their crapphones have every time one of my users tries to do something. This mornings fiasco, a bad update has crashed out BBM. It throws a java null exception error when you try and start it. The solution. Delete the bbm database, backup phone, restore phone and update. X6 phones another day wasted.
I just called Telus and told them to shove these. Getting Android phones for my department now. Built in exchange activesync to our corporate servers, and they actually work.

SKYMTL September 16, 2011 10:12 AM

Is there really a worthwhile Android phone with a physical keyboard that isn't stupidly oversized?

Lpfan4ever September 16, 2011 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SKYMTL (Post 549786)
Is there really a worthwhile Android phone with a physical keyboard that isn't stupidly oversized?

HD Camera Phone | myTouch 4G Slide Features | T-Mobile

I would gladly have that added bulk over a Blackberry's cramped setup. I've used both, and the buttons are just too small for me on a Blackberry. If that phone didn't cost so damn much, I would have gotten it, hands down, instead of my Samsung Fascinate 4G.

Supergrover September 16, 2011 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Lpfan4ever (Post 549803)
HD Camera Phone | myTouch 4G Slide Features | T-Mobile

I would gladly have that added bulk over a Blackberry's cramped setup. I've used both, and the buttons are just too small for me on a Blackberry. If that phone didn't cost so damn much, I would have gotten it, hands down, instead of my Samsung Fascinate 4G.

And there is the thing for me, if you have small hands then yes I could see the appeal but if you have to use a stylus everytime you want to dial something then no they dont quite work for ppl with larger hands.

johnnyblazzwa September 16, 2011 11:06 AM

i think rim will survive or be taken over by someone like microsoft. They still have pretty good market share and loyal customer base on the business side. Playbook wont survive though, not unless they cut the price in half at the least

SKYMTL September 16, 2011 11:16 AM

I think RIM alienated their loyal customers by going too mass market. If they would have concentrated upon cementing their presence in the professional market, they would have been ok.

As it stands, they ended up releasing shit that their core audience found abhorrent. The Torch? A tablet called the PLAYbook? A decidedly unprofessional app selection? I mean come on...


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