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Growled    3,880

Looks like the end may finally be here.

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Atomic Wanderer Chicken    1,585

Blackberry should have a 90% off sale now! What they should do is get rid of their current OS, and use a modified Android on it's devices.

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Growled    3,880

^ Do you think moving to Android will really save them now?

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#Michael    207

Why is it also that everyone thinks that switching to Android will magically save the company?  People think that if Nokia switches to Android it will somehow make them this multi-billion dollar company again.  Where does this flawed thinking come from?

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remixedcat    2,765

Why is it also that everyone thinks that switching to Android will magically save the company?  People think that if Nokia switches to Android it will somehow make them this multi-billion dollar company again.  Where does this flawed thinking come from?

 

Windows Phone saved Nokia

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Lord Method Man    1,613

Someone needs to tell HTC that if they switched to Android all their problems would magically vanish.

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sc302    1,411

Windows Phone saved Nokia

Oh yes, so much saved that Microsoft had to buy them to save them...how long until microsoft retires that line like they did with the other "failures".  Nokia will be put on the same shelf as the old zune players. 

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remixedcat    2,765

And what if they stayed with ... *shudders* symbian??

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Growled    3,880

And what if they stayed with ... *shudders* symbian??

 

We may never know. It might have become the next big thing if they had opened it up. 

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Sandor    436

Oh yes, so much saved that Microsoft had to buy them to save them...how long until microsoft retires that line like they did with the other "failures".  Nokia will be put on the same shelf as the old zune players. 

Equating the Nokia brand to the Zune one is a bit silly.

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bguy_1986    137

Oh yes, so much saved that Microsoft had to buy them to save them...how long until microsoft retires that line like they did with the other "failures".  Nokia will be put on the same shelf as the old zune players. 

Microsoft didn't HAVE to buy them... They did because it was a good business decision so they main manufacturer can't leave them (Who knows if that would have happened or not - I would say it wouldn't happen) and it matches their new direction as a devices and services company.  The many patents and stuff that Microsoft gained from buying them could give them an edge.  I hope Microsoft buys Blackberry (for their patents).  Apple and Android wouldn't stand a chance (eventually) IMO.

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remixedcat    2,765

We may never know. It might have become the next big thing if they had opened it up. 

 

It's funny how things end up sometimes ay?

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Growled    3,880

It's funny how things end up sometimes ay?

 

Sure is. Nokia and Blackberry now on the bottom of the pile instead of the top. A few years ago people would have laughed you out of the room if you had said that.

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remixedcat    2,765

I know someone that's a die hard nokia symbian fanboy that still feels that way.

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sc302    1,411

Microsoft didn't HAVE to buy them... They did because it was a good business decision so they main manufacturer can't leave them (Who knows if that would have happened or not - I would say it wouldn't happen) and it matches their new direction as a devices and services company.  The many patents and stuff that Microsoft gained from buying them could give them an edge.  I hope Microsoft buys Blackberry (for their patents).  Apple and Android wouldn't stand a chance (eventually) IMO.

If Microsoft didn't buy them, what would of happened to their #1 windows phone manufacturer?  Would they still be able to complete in a market just about owned by google and apple?

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bguy_1986    137

If Microsoft didn't buy them, what would of happened to their #1 windows phone manufacturer?  Would they still be able to complete in a market just about owned by google and apple?

They could have switched to android or failed all together and shut the doors.  Who knows what would have happened.  I think they would have been alright but I think Microsoft was a little concerned about that too so they purchased them.

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Riva    722

My work mobile phone is a blackberry. I hate it so much but my requests for a different handset have been ignored (even though others have WP or iPhone). Looks like my blackberry is going to have an accident soon :angry:

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The_Decryptor    1,105

And what if they stayed with ... *shudders* symbian??

 

Maemo, glorious Linux master OS!

It lives on in Tizen now, which Samsung is backing as a competitor to Android that they have greater control over, which is pretty funny.

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Skiver    1,778

My work mobile phone is a blackberry. I hate it so much but my requests for a different handset have been ignored (even though others have WP or iPhone). Looks like my blackberry is going to have an accident soon :angry:

I used to have a BB as my work phone and it was horrible, consistent freezes and phone randomly resetting itself. In the end I went out and bought myself a Nexus 4 and stuck the work sim in it, problem solved! The difference is night and day

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Riva    722

Well my problem with blackberry is that one finger covers 10 buttons, the system UI is crap, I need enterprise activation to get my work email on my work phone again which doesn't work (we recently had an exchange migration). Plus side is that it provides a lot of cool functionality but if I hate everything else about it then whats the point

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DocM    12,665

http://cnet.com/news/limping-blackberry-makes-buyout-overtures-to-google-others----report/57606201

Limping BlackBerry makes buyout overtures to Google, others

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry is in touch with Google, Samsung, Intel, and other tech heavyweights about a possible buyout, according to a Reuters report.

The news agency cites several unnamed sources "close to the matter" in reporting that the Canadian company "has asked for preliminary expressions of interest from potential strategic buyers" by early next week. Those contacted include Cisco, Google, Intel, LG, Samsung, and SAP, Reuters said, adding that those companies declined to comment (or, in Samsung's case, hadn't yet replied).

The beleaguered smartphone maker is seeking "preliminary expressions of interest" for all or part of the company from Google, Samsung, LG, and others, according to news agency Reuters.

The news agency cites several unnamed sources "close to the matter" in reporting that the Canadian company "has asked for preliminary expressions of interest from potential strategic buyers" by early next week. Those contacted include Cisco, Google, Intel, LG, Samsung, and SAP, Reuters said, adding that those companies declined to comment (or, in Samsung's case, hadn't yet replied).

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+FloatingFatMan    13,187

Why would those companies waste their money when, if they do nothing, a competitor is removed from the market?

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The_Decryptor    1,105

Why would those companies waste their money when, if they do nothing, a competitor is removed from the market?

The only thing Blackberry has of any value, patents.

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