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Statement from RIM
Don't think this has been posted on here yet, but might be of interest:
RIM to step up 'consumer' BlackBerry push.
RIM chiefs have told shareholders it will step up its drive into the ‘lifestyle’ market.
The company has already launched a ‘BlackBerry for life’ campaign that sends the message that the device is more than just a emailer.
Co-CEO Jim Balsillie said: "I think the image is definitely a friendly one, a lifestyle one, a convenience and emotional one, a pleasurable one, so there's a play element to it and a lifestyle element as well as a work and a productivity element."
All eyes are on RIM with the iPhone making such a huge impact. The firm believes it will ship its 40 millionth BlackBerry in the next quarter, and will launch its new 3G BlackBerry Bold device later this summer.
RIM earned $482.5 million in the quarter ended May 31, up from $223.2 million a year ago, but earnings were down.
(Quote taken from 'Mobile Entertainment').
- CrackBerry User
07-16-2008, 12:45 PM #6
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Sounds like good news to me. As RIM moves into the consumer market their target audience increases which increases sales. But I'm certain they'll remain loyal to their business roots; their consumer endeavors will only increase revenue and help both sides of the business.
- 07-16-2008, 12:59 PM #7
If you haven't noticed, BB is not nearly as exclusive as they used to be. I realized this when my 16 yr old little brothers friends came over to the house and they were rocking pearls..... The BB went from being strictly a business tool to being a mainstream smart phone long before now...Treat my First like my Last and my Last like my First....
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