The death of BlackBerry-maker RIM

Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac “A friend just asked me if I was on BBM. That’s BlackBerry Messenger for the uninitiated,” Bob Lefsetz writes for The Big Picture. “And many may never be initiated, because BlackBerry is so 2001. Or 5. Or maybe even 6 or 7, but certainly not 11.”

“BlackBerries do one thing incredibly well, process e-mail,” Lefsetz writes. “And that’s it.”

Lefsetz writes, “If you think BlackBerries surf the Web well, then you don’t, or have never used an iPhone.”

“Make a great tune and it lasts forever,” Lefsetz writes. “A mediocre, trend-following track may be a hit today, but it’s as useless in the future as a Motorola StarTac.”

“I know, I know, you’re Canadian, you beat your chest for RIM,” Lefsetz writes. “But it’s over.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: As we wrote back on August 05, 2010: RIM. Dead company walking.


  1. I’m Canadian and I only beat my check for one company, and an American company at that! Apple all the way!

    RIM has always been too arrogant and too focused on the corporate world to survive at the “personal” level.

  2. Beat my “chest”, that is…. stupid MDN and being unable to edit posts… grrr. And being unable to post more than once a minute… grrr x 2!! MDN trots innovation, but their commenting system is straight out of 1985!

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