Thursday, September 27, 2012

Developers !!! We don-need no stinking deeevelopers - RIM circles the wagons

"It's cold and quiet at the San Jose Convention Center on the second day of the BlackBerry Jam Americas conference."
...(crickets chirping)...

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins says that the company has a "clear shot at number three" in the smartphone market.....
.....Can you say......  Wake up and smell the coffee.  and  He's drinkin' the Kool-Aid... at the same time ?

.....Too.... many..... metaphors..... (Malfunction.... Malfunction...)

From The Verge, RIM circles the wagons, but the BlackBerry 10 caravan needs to get moving.
"It's cold and quiet at the San Jose Convention Center on the second day of the BlackBerry Jam Americas conference. It's as if the AC is keyed in to accommodate a larger crowd — RIM says that 1,500 developers registered for the event, but on day two it certainly doesn't look like the majority of them are here."

RIM reports loss of $235 million, 7.4 million smartphones shipped in Q2 2013

"On the bright side, losses were less than last quarter — when the company lost over half a billion dollars"
.....Ah Ha Aaaaa... Oooo... Crap !!  Really!! ? .....Bright side ? .... Just kill yourself now RIM....

From The Verge, RIM reports loss of $235 million, 7.4 million smartphones shipped in Q2 2013.
"RIM just released its Q2 2013 financial report, claiming a loss of $235 million on revenues of $2.9 billion. The troubled smartphone maker shipped 7.4 million smartphones in the quarter and approximately 130,000 PlayBook tablets. On the bright side, losses were less than last quarter — when the company lost over half a billion dollars — and revenues were slightly up as well. Year over year, revenues were down 31 percent. Unlike last quarter, RIM did not announce plans to cut more jobs, which may provide some consolation to the remaining staffers there."

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

RIM refutes reports of subscriber losses, says people are still buying BlackBerry phones

...... Yeah, and those die hard Crackberry people are called sleep....

From BGR, RIM refutes reports of subscriber losses, says people are still buying BlackBerry phones.
"Struggling Canadian smartphone vendor Research In Motion (RIM) is widely expected to post its third consecutive quarterly loss on Thursday after the market closes. Following the company’s dismal first fiscal quarter report in which it said it lost $0.37 per share and announced plans to lay off 5,000 workers, RIM is expected to post a wider loss of $0.45 per share for the second quarter. As the company struggles to survive until next year when it will finally release its first BlackBerry 10 smartphones, a pleasant surprise emerged during Tuesday’s BlackBerry Jam conference: RIM isn’t losing subscribers."

Monday, September 24, 2012

BlackBerry user growth grinds to a halt

What goes up.........

......Expect the fall of RIM to be crazy fast !!!!  Like defy gravity fast.  See Palm and HP.  Not to mention how few phone makers are making any profit against Apple.  Including the IP copycat thieves at Samsung.

From BGR, BlackBerry user growth grinds to a halt.
"Throughout the past few years, no matter how bad things had gotten for RIM (RIMM), the company could at least claim that it was still adding BlackBerry users to its ranks. But a new report from the Globe and Mail suggests RIM might not even be able to do that anymore, noting that some analysts have projected that RIM’s customer base may actually start shrinking over the next couple of quarters."

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

iPhone now matches BlackBerry in enterprise security

Actually this has probably been true since iOS 5 shipped a year ago.  They are just getting around to acknowledging it now.  And iOS 6 drops tomorrow.

Don't expect anyone to say the same about Android.  It's so open that malware and virus hackers find it very warm and cozy.  That's way too open for consumer devices and enterprise use.

Speaking of... I just got a cheap Android mini tablet so I can ramp my skills up on Android.  The business model for apps on Android blows right now, but with so many devices out there it's bound to improve soon.

It's a Google sold and supported Nexus 7 with the latest tech and OS for just $199.  It's cheap but a good investment for skills development.  If you're in the mobile app biz, you need to be in iOS and Android.

From BGR, Experts: iPhone now matches BlackBerry in enterprise security.
"This is probably not what RIM executives wanted to read with their coffee this morning, but TechRepublic reports that both analysts and CIOs say that Apple’s iPhone has now matched RIM’s BlackBerry devices when it comes to enterprise security."