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3Q Blackberry/Rim will need to step up or get out of the way

Blackberry once reigned supreme in the American smartphone market in fact today they still do as 46% of the smartphones in America are Blackberry models. However at every corner there is a new Android phone coming out and of course the annual Iphone these sexier high end devices with better web browsing, more features and apps (60,000 for android, 225,000 for Iphone while RIM has just 7,000) are chipping away at RIMs benchmark.
Rewind to the beginning days of Research in Motion and Blackberry, it’s purpose, mobile email. In 2010 we have candy bar feature phones that do mobile email well.
Blackberry has a Blackberry 6 on the horizon, sleek with a touch screen and qwerty… if every Android phone that comes out is the Iphone Killer, is the Blackberry 6 the Blackberry resuscitator?
Blackberry does offer a bit more variety than iphone, however Android has over 30 models out with every option you could possibly want. In fact the Android community is anxiously awaiting the Motorola Charm, think Moto Q with Android.

Can the Blackberry 6 take on Android, we don’t think so, and there’s another smartphone company? HP?Palm? what is this?

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  1. Try looking at it this way; there are still people out there who don't want/need the feature rich smartphones we have come to love and abuse. Blackberry is still perfect for no frills-type business folk or just regular people who want a lil more maturity(?) than those candybar feature phones.

    I dont think RIM can compete with the new uberphones in terms of content, hype, and usability/practicality, nor do I think they should; Blackberry appeals to a different niche and they serve them well.

  2. Try looking at it this way; there are still people out there who don't want/need the feature rich smartphones we have come to love and abuse. Blackberry is still perfect for no frills-type business folk or just regular people who want a lil more maturity(?) than those candybar feature phones.I dont think RIM can compete with the new uberphones in terms of content, hype, and usability/practicality, nor do I think they should; Blackberry appeals to a different niche and they serve them well.

  3. Try looking at it this way; there are still people out there who don't want/need the feature rich smartphones we have come to love and abuse. Blackberry is still perfect for no frills-type business folk or just regular people who want a lil more maturity(?) than those candybar feature phones.I dont think RIM can compete with the new uberphones in terms of content, hype, and usability/practicality, nor do I think they should; Blackberry appeals to a different niche and they serve them well.

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