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Wale Bakare
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Re: Licensing OS
Wale Bakare   1/9/2012 9:29:27 AM
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@t.alex, dont you think RIM's distinctive features of BBM such as end-to-end security worthy of valuable asset? And besides, if consumers of smartphones are more security concious, Blackberry users may have increased in numbers. RIM's OS security feature, i think more trusted compare to Android OS.

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Jay_Bond   1/9/2012 7:26:50 AM
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I think at this point RIM's best bet is to merge or be sold to another company or to license out its OS and products. One of the nest things RIM has going for it is their mail service. No other platform allows multiple email accounts to be managed and work efficiently like Blackberry's. For this reason alone my wife, who has upwards of 8 different accounts because of work and personal email, can't get rid of her Blackberry to get another OS. If another platform could utilize the email service and give great features, my wife and many other Blackberry users would be on board in a heartbeat.

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Ariella   1/8/2012 7:36:54 PM
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@_hm may be due to the endowment effect.

@Anna, I like the application of the song lyrics to your argument. I once did a post in that vein on businesses using social media using the song "Getting to Know You" from The King and I.

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Re: Licensing OS
t.alex   1/7/2012 6:57:53 PM
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This is strange. Why would anyone license RIM OS when they can get Android OS for free?

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_hm   1/6/2012 8:35:57 PM
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@Anna: Sometime person becomes possive for quite ccomplex reasons. He/She may not pass controls to his own children. In hindsight, this may be normal life cycle of most business empire. They may last few decades and after that they succumb to new entrants. RIM has not so long period due to nature of its field.

 

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pocharle   1/6/2012 8:07:10 PM
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And they have features that other vendors want. So why not benefit from it in these dire moments?

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Anna young   1/6/2012 2:53:48 PM
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@Eldredge, It's good the company is considering various options. It is still a speculation that RIM has agreed to licence its software to Samsung Electronics co.ltd and HTC corp. This indicates the urgency of situation facing RIM. Would review to license its software a good move? I really don't know. Plus it's not been confirmed yet. What is crucial at this stage for RIM, is the urgency to decide on the next probable direction.

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Re: Changes at RIM
Anna young   1/6/2012 2:36:23 PM
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@Bolaji, It's obvious this is probably the cause of misdirection within the organisation. If two can't work together, then it's best they tender their resignation. I think it's time for this change. It is owed to the company's shareholders.

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Re: Changes at RIM
Anna young   1/6/2012 2:20:50 PM
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@Eldredge, RIM's management changes is a good move. Merely replacing the co-chairs (Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie) is a wise move, however, would it bring the quick expected turn around? I very much doubt this. I think further management restructure is still required.

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Re: Changes at RIM
Eldredge   1/6/2012 2:09:58 PM
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Well, regardless of whether the relationship between the co-CEOs is good or bad, it deson't seem like a responsive management structure. Maybe it also indicates that they are afraid to makea decision, which isn't a good situation either.

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