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|04-25-2012 02:41 PM|
only reason Nokia has been handing on is Asia. Nokia is still pretty big there. But its dropping fast with iPhones and other Smartphones coming out in China, India, and other countries.
|04-23-2012 09:53 AM|
|04-17-2012 11:21 AM|
|PiratesSayARRR||They have hired bankers....next step....sell this baby!|
|04-17-2012 05:46 AM|
|Jeffbx||Agreed - they were at the top of the market for anyone who wanted to send & receive mail from their phone, but then they ignored the entire web & application market. Terrible, terrible choice by top management. By the time they realized that they had better try to catch up, it was too late.|
|04-17-2012 02:43 AM|
|chodemessiah||They have a big enough patent portfolio, I'm sure someone will buy them up when they hit rock bottom. As an independent company they are definitely doomed. That's what happens when you sit on your haunches and do shit all for five years straight. Some of the worst management I've seen in a large tech company.|
|04-13-2012 06:37 AM|
|Dr. J||Given that the only thing they have going for them is a user base...... which is quite easily eroded/stolen, no; long term they are toast. Best bet is short-term acquisition (for the user base, network), but not for technology. RIMM is like trying to sell your 1st generation technology before it's too old to really be worth anything. If you sell it, great.... if not its value goes to zero and you toss it (bankruptcy).|
|04-13-2012 06:34 AM|
Nope, I don't think they will either. iPhone & Android are already squarely in the BB market, and the only things that RIMM has going for them are their customer base (which will shrink as contracts expire) and their higher level of security. The security COULD become a niche for them in areas of very high security need (government, R&D, etc) but Apple & Android are catching up to that as well.
So yeah - either acquisition or a lingering death.
|04-12-2012 11:17 AM|
|xpeacemaker||It definitely won't. Pretty sad too. As others have said, its either BK or acquisition. The only reason why a company would acquire RIMM is for its patents. I don't see any RIMM product being successful in the future. They had the smartphone market in their hands, and dropped the ball (completely). It's one bad decision after another over there. Executive board members are dropping like flies as well (by choice and by decision). Nokia & Microsoft are the next player to get in the game (with Apple & Google), not RIMM.|
|04-05-2012 05:05 PM|
|larrymoencurly||How is RIMM doing overseas? Apparently the Arab spring protest movement relied a lot more on them than other smart phones.|
|04-05-2012 10:21 AM|
|BayArea||I think they can survive if they don't try to compete with the iPhone and Droid. Basically, market a product that business professionals can't live without.|
|04-05-2012 07:52 AM|
I shorted in my virtual portfolio at $30. I don't short IRL, but if I did, i'd be sitting pretty right now. RIMM and Yahoo are old news.
|04-04-2012 03:19 PM|
they will die slowly, Id be surprised if they were acquired
On the other hand they do have a steady income stream, the problem is they have huge legacy costs rent/staff. If someone can acquire them and pretty much can the entire staff and keep the revenue stream I could see that happening.
|04-04-2012 02:05 PM|
|PiratePenguin||This thread needs a poll.|
|04-04-2012 09:47 AM|
|Mike A.||Goners for all practical purposes. They have no driving products now as they once did, not likely to come up with any, and not able to compete at the level that things are played in the phone world these days. Management is pitiful. They do have enough of a business base that they're not going anywhere fast though. Witness Palm and expect the same end result.|
|04-04-2012 08:24 AM|
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