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This week, RIM indicated JPMorgan and RBC will help it find a partner for licensing
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- 06-14-12, 11:27 AM #5
This REEKS of Samsung. They are over the barrel now that Google has gone through with their purchase of Motorola and the Droids by Motorola rolling out. Apple just dropped their request for a restraining order against the Galaxy SIII rollout so as to expedite the trial.
A software licensing agreement can work out to both vendors benefit. BB10 is supposed to be lightening fast and support gaming.
Also, been seing ads for Atrix II-The business phone you really want, from Motorola.
- 06-14-12, 12:05 PM #6
Also, with the rise of NFC, which is supposed to supplant traditional debit/credit cards in the near future, I would not want to go with Android or Iphone over Blackberry when I can remotely lock and wipe my phone if it is lost or stolen.
Plus, I am sure that if Samsung insists that BBM be a part of the deal you will see a rebirth of BBM like never before!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- 06-14-12, 12:40 PM #7
As much as people may say that a Samsung deal could never happen, if it did happen, I really think it would completely turn things around for RIM. Just the (positive) media attention around a current heavyweight like Samsung having interest in RIM's mobile division would send shockwaves of excitement through BB land. Samsung is in top form right now and anything it does will be seen as a good move from the media's perspective. Perspective is huge heading into BB10 launch. RIM/BB's perspective in the media is not getting any better so they need some good news to brighten doubters' perspective of the future.
- 06-14-12, 12:47 PM #8
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06-14-12, 02:14 PM #12
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- 06-14-12, 02:30 PM #13
- 06-14-12, 02:41 PM #14
I still think Amazon would make a great partner. It would make sense for RIM to partner with a content provider and Amazon has plenty of content. The Kindle Fire is just the lite version of the PlayBook with Android on it. Plus, since QNX has an Android player, Amazon would have no problems converting their app store to the QNX platform. Amazon and Google are gradually becoming competitors so I'm sure Amazon would prefer not to have rely on Google for their mobile OS as this competition grows.
- 06-14-12, 02:53 PM #15
Google is in the driver seat.
Whereas, with RIM/BB Samsung can negotiate. That means they have power and are not powerless to take the terms. Especially after five years. Are they going to spend the next five years building their brand to find out that the "partnership" is way too lobsided when they are held hostage?
- 06-14-12, 03:15 PM #17
I'm not doubting that Samsung wouldn't want to dip into other OS's..because why not try to capitilize on another OS. It's business sense. I just don't think Samsung is "over the barrel" in any way. If it wasn't for Android (and Google), they wouldn't be selling anywhere near as many phones as they are currently (Apple being their only true competitor).
- 06-14-12, 04:05 PM #18
I say that they are cannibalizing because the end user was probably choosing between android products. Therefore, although it is a win for android overall, it is a loss for other android vendors (HTC, Motorola, LG, etc.). That was my point. I think that there is competition between them.
And yes, I do think Google would rather have Motorola make the sale since they own Motorola.
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- 06-14-12, 04:17 PM #19
Ultimately, it's not Android vs the World. It's still a dog eat dog world, and even moreso amongst the Android vendors, as they are all competing with the same software..so they need their hardware to stand out even more (which also explains the hardware racing that's been going on).
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06-14-12, 05:00 PM #20
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Does this mean RIM will be out of the handset hardware market and allow companies like Samsung for example, to build them?
If this is the case, I support it. At least it gets handsets out quicker with a tons of models to choose from. On the negative side however, the quality of the handsets produced by Samsung and HTC are very low end, cheap plastic and components. BB phones produced by them will be no different than any Android based junk you see today in the market.
Canadians still build the best quality hardware
- 06-14-12, 05:00 PM #21
But wait, according to all the RIM non-enthusiasts on this forum they hired those banks to sell the company, not license the OS!!! I'm so shocked because these people were certain of this and should have been in the know. Man it makes you wonder how right they are about everything else they say
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06-14-12, 06:00 PM #23
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The article says rim increase today which is wrong. It went down hard today and then came back to close down .27 to 10.40us so I don't know how accurate this article is. Yesterday rim closed up to 10.66us. Rim is down a penny after hours and I wasn't able to find any other news source reporting this.
Any idea what time this was published?
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- 06-14-12, 06:07 PM #24
- 06-14-12, 06:37 PM #25
Today it is known as windows.
But back to licensing, Blackberry has major support in the far east, mid east, europe, africa and australia. Cheap hand units and loved software. Everywhere Apple has forsaken.
Last edited by dbollman423; 06-14-12 at 06:51 PM.