T-Mobile Will No Longer Sell Blackberry Devices in Stores
From the kick them when they're down department, T-Mobile executive vice president for corporate services David Carey has stated that T-Mobile will no longer stock Blackberry devices in stores
. According to Carey, "keeping stock in the retail distribution system was inefficient" because of the low demand they've seen for Blackberry devices in stores. If it makes you feel any better you can still visit; T-Mobile says they will still "display and sell it in the store for those consumers who would like to see one," though you'll have to order it online.
Re: Circling the drain... The markets are operating efficiently, trimming the fat as it were.
Go read on the edge. A sorry tale on how Commodore owned the market and went belly up. Heck even Apple had become irrelevant and almost went belly up during the soda pop years. If it weren't for Jobs and Microsoft, they too would be a footnote.
4 years ago my only option was a buggy blackberry or a buggy Treo or I could get a flip phone. Android was still in diapers and only the cool kids had an iphone 3. Blackberry owned the landscape just like today Android and Apple. In ten years it will be someone else.
When I lived in Boston, I worked in Burlington. I was @ Sun at the time (GONE). In any case the campus was being built on the ruins of Dec (GONE), and now owned by Oracle. The parking lots are not as full as they used to be, because innovation is now moving away from Oracle too. My company you can't get a parking spot after 8AM. In 5 years, we will probably be gone. The days of working for a company for 30 years is the exception, not the rule.
Welcome to 2014. Blackberry and Palm failed to innovate or had poor business plans, goodbye. I disliked both my Palm and Blackberry. Going a day without a reboot was special. I've rebooted my iphone 5 once, to upgrade to ios7. I like my iphone. It's not as nice as Android, but my corporate JUST starting supporting Android. My next phone will be a Nexus model.
I would argue there is way more competition than before. You can buy a smartphone from $50 to $1000 and MVNO give tons of options as to how you consume your cellular $. It's better than EVER in history, and in 10 years it will be the best ever.
Even MSFT has some mind share, and Firefox is coming...As to people losing their jobs, that happens all the time. I'm not cheering it, but that is a fact of life unless you work for the government. I could be fired tomorrow, and it would suck but I can't control that.