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  • RIM (RIMM +0.8%) will finally launch its long-delayed BlackBerry 10 platform on January 30, along with the first two devices to use the new OS. RIM will carry out simultaneous launch events in multiple countries. (PR[View news story]
    And now, ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seat belts.
    Nov 12 08:56 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Buy Into The RIM Story? [View article]
    sry my first sentence might be misleading. Please read "Sales of HTML5-compatible phones are expected to exceed 1 billion in 2013"
    Nov 12 07:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Buy Into The RIM Story? [View article]
    @Systembolaget:
    BB10 is already in carrier's hands and FIPS certified. This is by no mean what some call a "vaporware". It is real, it will be ready Q1 2013 and will bring new perception of mobile device usage and capabilities.

    P.S : lol, 1 like ... Marcap's ?
    Nov 12 05:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Buy Into The RIM Story? [View article]
    @Marcap "So if we assume for a moment that security is not a major concern for most users"
    It's just the repeated "secure ENOUGH" argument. Now, just replace secure concept by privacy, especially in the BYOD environment, and you'll get a better vision of what the future market is about.
    Security is an Enterprise concern, while privacy is customers oriented. BB10/BES10 will revolutionize this. 1 single device to "do what we grant" (Enterprises vision) AND "do what you want" (Customer vision) against the current "1 device for work and another for personal use". This is drastic change.
    Nov 12 05:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Buy Into The RIM Story? [View article]
    @aadams111 RIM has made the choice of being vertical. From back-end to devices, they are proprietary of the software.

    The google Android track may have offered a "breathe of fresh air" but would have involved RIM as the n-th Android player. As of date, we know that only Samsung succeeded this and all others are loosing money each and every device they sell.

    RIM has mixed its position by adding a "compatibility box" into BB10 that allows developers to port their Android applications into their AppWorld and - finally - gain $ with their work. While it will not be universal, it allows a very vast number of apps to be ported in hours/days and will result in a large number of additional apps to be ready at launch.

    More than ever, I believe RIM has made the proper choice.
    Nov 12 05:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Buy Into The RIM Story? [View article]
    @bobitza77 while we can forecast the mobile market to rise approx. 1 Billion users by next year (date to date), I'm always surprised of any technical analysis stating that there will only be 2 spots available. Current situation with appl and Samsung duopoly may last for a while, as they somehow bring innovation and captured users into their ecosystems. But what about newcomers ? If they find a new device "sexy" (Joes) or "Efficient" (Companies), they will adopt it and set the "new hype".

    Then - unless they bring innovation on the market - heavy weight champions will stand on the top for a while, until their devices/Os become deprecated in users perception (the RIM syndrome).

    All this "marketing washing machine" will, IMHO result in a more equitable repartition of the market, so that we could have up to 5 leaders spots, with a very frequent position swap, prerequisite being the credibility of the company; RIM has that (back).
    Nov 12 05:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is RIM Still In The Game? [View article]
    @MArcap, you're talking about the "connected" features of one (major) car manufacturer. Onstar is a feature/service that uses the QNX powered device but, I believe, has nothing to do with RIM.

    So there's no reason they have any incidence on the price car manufacturers pay for QNX powered devices. I'll ask a QNX expert and I'll be back (unless he will comment right here).
    Nov 11 12:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is RIM Still In The Game? [View article]
    @magnaman : thank you sir. You saved my time. Excellent :)
    Nov 10 09:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is RIM Still In The Game? [View article]
    @loganSix : add some more like nuke controls, industry production management, postal services, routers (incl. Cisco's CRS1 - the world’s highest capacity router), Unmanned aircraft control systems, Acoustic sensors for tracking tank movements, JTRS wireless military radios, High-capacity data radios, Autonomous underwater vehicles, Guidance systems for anti-tank weapons, Embedded controller for aerospace applications, Wearable GPS/communication systems for ground troops, Transponder landing systems, Military weather satellite test beds (Military related being for U.S Army, others for Corporations like NASA, BOEING, LOCKHEED MARTIN ...).

    In fact, you are probably using (without knowing it) a QNX powered device on a daily basis ... on, not Marcap, while he's living under a rock !

    This guy is a Jo(k)e.
    Nov 10 09:27 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is RIM Still In The Game? [View article]
    What kind of response is this (do you have any source ?)...
    It's not (only) a service, it is a software licence car builders have to pay for. Yet, the incomes generated by the QNX branch are not isolated in reports. But what's that "free trial" thing ?
    Get real infos here : http://bit.ly/SCGt2Q (check the "ecosystem" tab; insightful).
    Nov 10 09:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is RIM Still In The Game? [View article]
    Insightful, thanks.
    I'd just precise that in car QNX infotainement powered devices are not limited to General Motors. You may also add Acura, Honda, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daewo, Hyundai, Land Rover, Porsche and Saab. Addition of this device sales will hit 11 million devices per year (and growing). Yes, you read it : 11 million devices per year.
    Nov 9 02:32 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "We believe [BlackBerry 10] is likely to be DOA," asserts Pac Crest's James Faucette, whose bearish remarks are contributing to today's selloff in Research In Motion (RIMM -7.5%). BB10's unfamiliar UI and dearth of apps will hurt its appeal, thinks Faucette, who also issued a very bearish report on RIM in September. [View news story]
    Hey, FauXcette and Gloomberg: it's CBA, as in "Certified Before Arrival". Get ready for another rally.
    Nov 8 04:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "We believe [BlackBerry 10] is likely to be DOA," asserts Pac Crest's James Faucette, whose bearish remarks are contributing to today's selloff in Research In Motion (RIMM -7.5%). BB10's unfamiliar UI and dearth of apps will hurt its appeal, thinks Faucette, who also issued a very bearish report on RIM in September. [View news story]
    I call BS.
    Nov 7 02:29 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Blackberry 10 Is Almost Here [View article]
    @Marcap : RIM has zero debt. Where does this come from ?
    Nov 7 09:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Blackberry 10 Is Almost Here [View article]
    Well, then enjoy locked gingerbread approved OS (almost kidding ;))
    Nov 7 09:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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