t.alex you said my mind. Diversification to cloud service worth it - cloud business is gathering much as well, its awareness. How would they compete in cloud service? Well, I dont think RIM would move out of phone business completely.
RIM is deploying a hybrid model. They'll continue to play in the smartphone market but they will also emphasize their strength in enterprise messaging. By offering to help companies erase concerns on messaging security, RIM could be a major beneficiary of the transition to smartphones. The question here is how much money can the company make doing this.
Sounds like they are following the model of Amazon giving away cheap tablets and collecting money from contents. RIM would then drop the price of blackberry further to gain more customers. They can't increase the revenue much from cloud service without gaining a lot more customers.
pocharle, It's in trouble and sales are down but the Blackberry messaging system is still about the most secure for enterprise users and as RIM pointed out, many CIOs are concerned about the proliferation of many platforms on their networks. If Mobile Fusion can connect all these devices, the corporate users can sleep better knowing the communications are safe.
I guess that makes sense from the infrastructure side. But I'm surprised that alot of enterprises are still on board with RIM with all of the talk of their demise. But if they still have support, it makes sense to ride it out and see what they have to offer.
This seems like a great way for RIM to leverage their expertise and bring value to the industry. I think they should drop the 'Blackberry' designation from the name of the software - just call it 'Mobile Fusion'.
Eldredge, Great idea. The Mobile Fusion name puts a line between BlackBerry and the other companies and may make it easier for rivals to cooperate and work with RIM to popularize the concept behind the across platform offer.
Exactly. To me, the 'Mobile Fusion' part of the name accents the ability for the software to cooperate across multiple platforms. Keeping the Blackberry part of the name works against that perception. It's not about promoting the company here, it's about promoting the product.
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