@anadvy, I think rejecting Amazon's offer is a wise move. Although at some point, RIM will need to seek an alternative options. Either to merge with other similar technology company or come up with an innovative idea that will propel the company from its current position. I will like to see the company progress from its current position. What's your opinion?
@mario8a, I hope it is not RIM's last for all it's worth. Can the company survive another year? Well it's wait and see game. I think it can survive another year or so doing badly, if no solution is reached quickly. What's your view?
@tirlapur, coming out with a new service strategy in today's competitive smartphone market without tangle into patent infringements allegation, chance seems very low. 2011, we have had many cases of patent court fights/infringements on IPs, why? Simple, everyone's battling to hold on to its market share potion.
Latest patent infringements fight, report according to BBC, BT has accused Google infringed on its IP. Especially with high fly brand and famous names in phone business. Am slightly differ on this - RIM's running out of idea --- the market seems very tight, i think.
Take a look at Nokia's Window OS phone - has it made any significant difference in market so far? Just that majority of electronics consumers like to join on the bandwagon, and it can take a while to change people's mind.
I believe RIM can certainly turn things around itself with appropriate strategy.
@Anna, unfortunately RIM doesn't have appropriate strategy. RIM has pushed back new smartphones designed on its next-generation BlackBerry 10 software until the latter half of 2012 and this delay will create a huge opportunity for the competitiors. Many analysts now believe that even Windows Phone should now be a concern for RIM now.
@Barbara, I agree, a single point of failure for RIM is its systems outage related issue. This has continued to plague RIM. I'm sure the company is working hard to build more data centres to avoid future occurrence. As for HP, the name and its past glory its is saving grace. ( I hope it recovers from recent bad management errors, this is highly crucial for the company's future successes)
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