The US is certainly setting itself up for disaster.
Use BB10 on Lenovo phones, (perhaps dual boot with Android) ditch qwerty keyboards (they don't work in china anyhow)
and IPO BBM as it's own company
I'm sorry, but I think the Z10 is a great phone and people never gave Blackberry a fair shake.
I believe there should be more than 2 companies for things. More than two choices. I know how you Americans like to polarize things and live in a fantasy world that things are balck and white.
But sooner or later the bottom is going to fall out on your charade and 2008 will look like a fairy tale.
I am a capitalist, but Marx was right in his forecasting of Boom and Bust cycles of capitalist production. The only way you guys can keep the boom going is through printing more money and "quantitative easing"...
It's a bloody joke.
At some point you're money is going to be worthless.
You Americans would still be communicating via Pony Express if it weren't for Alexander Graham Bell....
Of course there is value. They have a license and Billions to compete with the likes of Google, Apple and Microsoft.
But the consumer market is not their angle. It's government, corporations, security, telematics and perhaps a messaging services.
They should maybe Do an IPO just for BBM and rename the company (research in motion)
There are great innovations that came from Blackberry, but they are so quickly copied by apple and google they cannot get ahead.
In short, consumers are brainwashed, and the more that Blackberry can get away from the consumer market, the better.
I use Blackberry everyday and I see no discernable advantage that an iPhone or a Galaxy has over my device.
Perhaps I just think different
They said that last year when it hit $6.22 a share and I sold at $18
Just watch in less than 6 months this stock will be over $10
I disagree, it's fine the way it is.
Blackberry just need to be a comfortable size. and get back to the basics. ie, turn $1 into $2
Not that hard. BBM is a start and could be bigger than twitter.
There is that great sentiment again "Things are the way they are and they'll never change"
Blackberry is only dead because you killed them. Concentrating wealth and control into the hands of fewer and fewer people.
Google and Apple. What they say in the future is likely what your going to have to deal with. One is the biggest Advertiser in the world. The other makes a product that dumbs computers down for people so they are easy to use, but also easy to keep the masses under their thumb.
Until one day an earthquake rocks San Fransisco and Cupertino. And people wonder why Google is building servers on barges. Isn't it obvious.