Kiss Your Blackberry Goodbye - Is it RIP for RIM?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker says, "Struggling BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Ltd. said Thursday that it plans to return its focus to its corporate customers after failing to compete with flashier, consumer-oriented phones such as Apple's iPhone and models that run Google's Android software."


     Christina Warren opines on Mashable:

      "What RIM needs is an excellent device. One that will win back users because of it’s great user interface, solid features and winning design.

      With the BlackBerry 10 operating system, RIM hopes to achieve those goals. Its previews have been positive, and the underlying ecosystem at the heart of BlackBerry 10 is promising."




Blackberry RIM - SmartPhones






Blackberry was the Corporate Smartphone of Choice

 Blackberry RIM - WSJ

Dan Frommer on ReadWriteWeb  says,



     "This is a completely different company than the one that helped lead the smartphone revolution over the past decade, and even than the one we knew just a year ago, when it was at least still profitable. 

       Not only is RIM in worse financial shape, but all bets are off for its recovery."


Blackberry RIM - ReadWriteWeb




Blackberry RIM - Vancouver Sun



Blackberry RIM - Deal Book NYT





     Guardian UK reports:

      "The BlackBerry maker, Research in Motion, is to pull back from trying to compete with Apple's iPhone and the Android mobile platform and instead return to its original focus on business users.

      The shift in strategy came with a management shakeup that includes longtime executive Jim Balsillie leaving the board and severing ties with a company he helped build."




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John McCormack
Albuquerque Homes Realty * - Albuquerque, NM, Albuquerque Homes Realty

Fred - All I can say is I love my Apple iPhone and can not imagine using anything else.  I just can't say enough good things about it.  Just this ole Realtors opinion. 

Mar 31, 2012 09:17 PM #2
Fred Griffin
Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker - Tallahassee, FL
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Hi, John

    I am on my fourth Blackberry.    But alas, it looks like I need to start checking out iPhones and Droids!

Mar 31, 2012 09:21 PM #3
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Fred - still loving my Blackberry had nothing but trouble with my droids but never owned an iPhone

Apr 01, 2012 09:48 PM #4
Bob Souza (925) 513-3400 & Leilani Souza (916) 408-5500 Souza Realty - Real Estate Broker in Placer County, California
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Fred, I loved my iPhone and I really love my droid, a Samsung Galaxy S II. I did have a BlackBerry before I got an iPhone and even though I had no complaints about the BB, I wouldn't go back to one now. :)


Apr 02, 2012 02:09 AM #5
Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365
Frankly Real Estate Inc. - Manchester, MD
Specializing in Carroll Co., MD

Fred ~ I heard about this over the weekend. Incredible that the BB will soon be a thing of the past.

Apr 02, 2012 09:10 AM #6
Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof
Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty - Dallas, TX
The Little REALTOR® That Could


I'm a Blackberry owner and I do think it's time to say adios and meet the IPhone. Change is hard but necessary.


Apr 02, 2012 10:43 PM #7
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Fred,  many Blackberry owners  are switching to Iphone.

Apr 04, 2012 07:51 PM #8
Fred Griffin
Frederick Griffin, Licensed Real Estate Broker - Tallahassee, FL
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Kwee, there is a new Facebook "Group" that might interest you...  it is called  I Grew Up In Venice Florida Too 

       There is a lot of history and information about Venice on that page, and a lot of Great Photos .

Apr 04, 2012 08:32 PM #9
Michelle Cooks
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

Sure was good while it lasted and we made a little money on the stocks

Apr 17, 2012 06:47 PM #10
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