Friday, June 8, 2012

RIM RIP

uncool © fintag

News comments:
No, not a sexual perversion but the end of Blackberry's maker.

Since the 1990s there have been some iconic brands. From the Palm to the Prius and the iPhone to the Blackberry. Beloved of everyone, this once cool device is the equivalent of Facebook and LinkedIn by the end of the year.

As much as tap screen smartphones are fun for those who have small brains, they still cannot compete with the Blackberry's keyboard and secure email infrastructure.

So what do I do? My contract ends this year and I need to bail out before RIM bails out on me.

I like the iPad (apart from making me go blind) but prefer the airbook.

I like the Samsung but still prefer a device with a keyboard because I like to write proper emails that make sense and cannot be misinterpreted. You always know when someone has sent you an email from a touch screen phone because they are always very short. We all like shorts (Hot Pants, Euro and Obama) but not from smart people.

So please, will someone make a smartphone that is like the Blackberry but isn't the Blackberry. Otherwise I will continue to use the thing and look uncool.

Today's shorts:
No more Playbook (reuters)

28 June spells the end of RIM (yahoo)

Today's longs:
Blackberry 10 is a game changer (cnet)

Just as we said (therecord) (fintag 2011) (fintag 2010)

Gossip:
RIM to be renamed Nockia.



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