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by Revcb 06:57PM Tuesday Oct 11 2011

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FFH
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re: BlackBerry Problems Hit Four Continents

RIM is self destructing and may not be around by end of next year.
»www.guardian.co.uk/technology/20···inst-rim
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Kearnstd
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Re: re: BlackBerry Problems Hit Four Continents

this is certainly not helping them in their fight against Android and iOS devices which stole their thunder for feature rich phones awhile ago. and Google could very well push them out of the business services angle with a much more dependable network.
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N3OGH
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They're certainly circling the "rim" so to speak.

When a company, so noted for their superior reliability in their hay day starts having problems like this it is a clear sign their is trouble on the horizon.

My guess is management is cutting costs on maintenance & repairs to try and bolster operations as things go down hill, but their are only so many band aids in the box. Only so many bullets in the gun.

RIM is done. They let their devices & OS fall too far behind the competition and got squeezed.

My guess is they collapse within 12 months (maybe less) and someone buys them up to roll their secure servers & BBM into their portfolio, along with a nice catalog of patents.

If I had to venture a guess, I would say Google. They have the cash. Not only would this bring all those dedicated BBM users into the Android fold (and also adding a lot of Android users to BBM) it would bolster their patent catalog, and give them a platform to battle Apple's messaging offering.

Either way, RIM is doomed....
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Kearnstd
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Re: re: BlackBerry Problems Hit Four Continents

I think patents and their existing enterprise contracts are the actual value to RIM.

However considering these outages, first thing a buyer like Google would have to do is get the network back in line so they do not jump ship when their contracts come up for renewal.
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N3OGH
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Re: re: BlackBerry Problems Hit Four Continents

Google is one of the few companies that would have the global reach & resources to sure up RIM's faltering infrastructure and make a go at their existing customers.

If I was in a position at Google to make such a move, I would let RIM stumble about 2 more times before I moved in and "saved the day" bringing stability to existing BlackBerry customers, moving to integrate the existing BB infrastructure into the Android platform, and eventually moving those BB customers over to a assimilated Android/BlackBerry platform that brought the best of both worlds to the table.

With Google's resources it would be worth the roll of the dice just to give it a shot. Even if the whole thing falls flat, they've lost nothing but market cap & face.

Both things they have in spades.....
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odreian615

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I think Samsung or HTC might buy it for the patents and kill it off. Google or Microsoft buying it would have someone at the Feds eyeballing it.
\Maybe a Nokia and BB merger?
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stopping file sharing

shutting down private comms would be all but impossible. people would always find a way.

Also when it really gets down to it. if I rip my entire DVD collection to say a 2TB drive or three in external E-SATA enclosures and start to pass them around to friends in person.. how will the MAFIAA stop that? they might someday stop the net(HAHAHA yea right) but they will never stop Sneakernet between friends.

and trust me I bet in a perfect world the MAFIAA would see even lending a friend your DVDs as a copyright violation.
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KrK
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Re: stopping file sharing

said by Kearnstd:

Also when it really gets down to it. if I rip my entire DVD collection to say a 2TB drive or three in external E-SATA enclosures and start to pass them around to friends in person.. how will the MAFIAA stop that?

Make the distribution, production, programming, possession of Ripping tools a Federal Felony with severe jail time. They then use things like ACTA to shut down foreign websites and producers of utility software that can rip DVD's/Blu-Ray.

I'm serious. They'll think this is absolutely a good idea. You know it's true.
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Kearnstd
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Re: stopping file sharing

Of course they will, the MAFIAA has no concept of jail overcrowding and they see someone who rips even one DVD for their personal collection as someone far worse than someone that makes kiddie porn while shooting grandmas with a sawed off.
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