To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die. — Ecclesiastes 3:1
“For many technologies, the time to die will be 201,” Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols writes for Computerworld. “That doesn’t mean there won’t be people still using the deceased technologies. After all, at least one company is still using an Apple IIe for accounting.”
“ut these dying technologies are so far gone they’re not going to matter to most users and companies,” Vaughan-Nichols writes. “I don’t see BlackBerry staying alive for another year. The latest model, the BlackBerry Priv, hasn’t found much love. It was fun for a while, BlackBerry, but you can stop thrashing now. It’s time to lie quietly in your grave. I wonder too just how long Microsoft will pour money down the Windows Phone rathole? I mean, the company wrote off its entire smartphone investment in Nokia in July 2015. NetMarketShare has the Windows Phone OS with a lousy 3.4% of the mobile market. This is a dead operating system walking.”
More dying stuff in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Pouring money down the rathole is Microsoft’s specialty and there’s a lot of it left to pour, so maybe they keep Windows Phone on life support past 2016.
BlackBerry the company will be around, but this indeed might finally be the year when the “BlackBerry phone” dies.