Can anyone tell me the technical differences between the Blackberry and GEMS competing product?
Is GEMS a realistic competitor for RIMM?
I'd appreciate any input...
Thanks xmbe. Actually, I have made my investment
in the U.S. So the 100 stands for USD (remember that
RIM has changed their reporting currency to
However, I am also awaiting the day I will change my
Am also waiting for the day RIM comes to
In Xchate words I�m ROTFLMAO!!
Yea sure I�m going to sell a company that has made me
enough money to buy a few Ferraris and will rival
Motorola in a few years�for one that�s just around the
corner from bankruptcy! LOL
BTW billsaccount nice
summary�I would hope that people would look at your
analysis and ignore people like muddyboots, but sometime
it makes me wonder!!
I'm pretty sure ajp was being fesecious (? excuse
my spelling). Am I right ajp4to? After all, he
exposed muddyboots as being those other guys too. Would
have really hurt to have sold Rimm yesterday and
bought gems. I agree with your assessment of the company
after looking up some of the research available on gems
through yahoo. Looks like its going very downhill
already. It used to make money and is losing large now.
I'd rather be with the leader that's making huge
gains in profit than with an also ran thats
ajp4to lets hear from you. Tell me you actually
increased your share of RIMM yesterday.
thats not muddyboots, although the name would fit as I
am an excavator)
a word of advice to anyone looking a GEMS - a
paging company is a paging company...NONE of their
present or future products live in PACKET DATA
NETWORKS!!! it's the airlink stupid!!! internet appliances
must and will live and thrive in true IP packet
networks not Flex, ReFlex etc... spectral inefficient and
insecure, high latency networks such as these are too
expensive, have to much overhead which results in HUGE
bills... go to the SkyTel or WebLink (read PageMart) www
site and order a Moto PageWriter 2000 - the AVERAGE
first months usage costs are in the hundreds of $$ vs a
Bell South RIM 950 with flat rate of 99$ or RIMM's own
BlackBerry service for $39.99 flat rate! I don't think the
internet appliance space will be won with low cost devices
and consumption/usage pricing... GEMS is dead - the
dinasoar just lost site of the killer comet behind the
clouds for a moment...don't get caught in GEMS hype -
look for ANYONE that is NOT a paging centric company
entering or in the internet appliance space like the
leader RIMM - validate the technology against this
Is the solution packet data
Is it 3G ready or is the company building toward 3G
Is the software environment OPEN - non proprietary
like RIMM/MOTO's move to Java
Quality - do they
build them or have them built offshore? The quality
benchmarks are high unlike the paging space so yeilds at
manufacturing need to be as high as any in the PC world (Dell,
Is the service flat rate?
candidate company or solution makes that grade they are
worth a look..
my two cents.
Have you not been paying attention GEMS is the
formidable competitor, I would advice you listen to
Muddyboots and buy GEMS, NOW!!
After all by your own
words GEMS is the Ferrari of pagers, why waste your
time with RIM!!
As GEMS got a lot of coverage lately on this
message board, I just had a look at the description of
Two-way paging, Microsoft Outlook, Ferrari of pagers...
Please do not get me wrong, but I had thought that RIMM
was in a unique position, and I am just not sure
anymore. Still long RIMM.