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#16 George P

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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:29

the main point for them to buy blackberry would be for the patents and possibly any enterprise hold blackberry still has if any...they wouldn't still sell the blackberry hardware to consumers.

 

 

Exactly, RIM has lots of mobile patents anyone would like to have.




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Posted 05 September 2013 - 07:31

Why would Microsoft want to buy a dead duck like Blackberry?  Everyone can see they're collapsing...

 

For their IP only, it's why Google overpaid for Motorola Mobility though the patents they got haven't quite turned out the way they expected I'm sure. 

 

And no, it's not to make Moto X or w/e, that ships sailed, Motorola is done in the phone business.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 11:49

And no, it's not to make Moto X or w/e, that ships sailed, Motorola is done in the phone business.

 

How?  Didnt they release like 3 or 4 new devices?



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 12:51

How?  Didnt they release like 3 or 4 new devices?

 

Sure, but does anyone notice?  The past success they had with the Droid has come and gone, it's all Samsung now with the others fighting for what's left.   Where does Motorola even land in the Android OEM sales list?  4th? 5th?  Everyone's way behind Samsung and I think the #2 Android vendor is LG with something like 15million last quarter?   Motorola is only holding on in the US though that market is tanking, they're behind even HTC in the US now and we all know how bad HTC is.  

 

Honestly, if Motorola mobility totally tanks Google can just ditch it finally, hold on to the patents, though they're looking pretty weak, and keep feeding off of Samsung and a few others.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 13:14

Sure, but does anyone notice?  The past success they had with the Droid has come and gone, it's all Samsung now with the others fighting for what's left.   Where does Motorola even land in the Android OEM sales list?  4th? 5th?  Everyone's way behind Samsung and I think the #2 Android vendor is LG with something like 15million last quarter?   Motorola is only holding on in the US though that market is tanking, they're behind even HTC in the US now and we all know how bad HTC is.  

 

Honestly, if Motorola mobility totally tanks Google can just ditch it finally, hold on to the patents, though they're looking pretty weak, and keep feeding off of Samsung and a few others.

 

I see what you are saying, but this isnt the same Motorola.  The new phones are stock, or close to stock, so I am betting they will get updated and supported better than any other device.  Which is something that will appeal to a lot of people.  Number one gripe I hear from people for and against Android is support and fragmentation.  This could go a long way to improve things.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 13:18

I see what you are saying, but this isnt the same Motorola.  The new phones are stock, or close to stock, so I am betting they will get updated and supported better than any other device.  Which is something that will appeal to a lot of people.  Number one gripe I hear from people for and against Android is support and fragmentation.  This could go a long way to improve things.

 

 

We'll see how it goes, either way I think there's too many OEMs on the Android side fighting for scraps and I don't see them holding on.  Well, the pure phone only OEMs like HTC could get grabbed up by someone else, others like LG and Sony have other business to help fallback on so they could last longer.   In the end I see the number of players in the market shrink overall, less OEMs/Venders but with a better spread.   Only time will tell though, but 5 years from now we could be looking at a totally different mobile market with just 5 brand names and not 10 or w/e it is now.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 13:22

Not overly likely in my opinion



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 13:26

With them purchasing Nokia I do not see them purchasing blackberry too unless the deal is really too good to pass up. 





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