1. unbreakablej's Avatar
    09-11-13 09:33 AM
  2. Eric Ton's Avatar
    Sigh... why didn't BlackBerry make use of the good opportunity!!-screen-shot-2013-09-10-4.43.38-pm.jpg
    not sure if Nokia is aware of this
    09-11-13 09:55 AM
  3. Blacklatino's Avatar
    At this point, BlackBerry is focusing on "what's next" for the company. No need to play follow-the-leader.
    09-11-13 10:07 AM
  4. unbreakablej's Avatar
    There is the tech division to follow on that.. the marketing department needs to focus on stuff like this.

    Posted via CB10
    09-11-13 10:11 AM
  5. anon1727506's Avatar
    Good Question!

    But they didn't miss just one opportunity, there have been YEARS of opportunities that have passed BlackBerry by.

    There are are several answers to your question Stupidity, Complacency and Arrogance - I think all played a role in many of the decisions that were made by management over the last few years.

    Ignored iPhones release
    Ignored Androids release
    Ignored the importance of Apps
    Ignored the need for a new and faster OS for too long
    Ignored the need to utilize their current user base when designing their new platform
    Ignored the need for more experienced and talented (and faster) software engineers
    Ignored the need for "fresh blood" with different ideas in management
    Ignored the failures of the PlayBook and repeated many of them with BB10 two years later
    Ignored the importance of Apps
    Ignored the problems that MS was having and how they were dealing with them in launching their platform (cheap devices, paying for apps)
    Ignored the fact that enterprise and consumers have different needs and different price points
    Ignored the fact that other cheaper and even more versatile MDM Systems were coming to market

    If someone else has a nicer way of putting it... that's fine.

    Stupidity - behavior that shows a lack of good sense or judgment.
    Complacency - self-satisfaction especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies
    Arrogance - an attitude of superiority manifested in an overbearing manner or in presumptuous claims or assumptions
    09-11-13 10:33 AM

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