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    News - Lenovo is considering buying BlackBerry maker RIM

    Lenovo CFO speculation helps RIM shares edge up by 3 per cent.
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    Re: News - Lenovo is considering buying BlackBerry maker RIM

    Expect more hissy fitting in the US,as a Chinese company buys a US one.


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    Re: News - Lenovo is considering buying BlackBerry maker RIM

    I'd expect it to be a turning point for Blackberry, and not perhaps a positive one...
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    Re: News - Lenovo is considering buying BlackBerry maker RIM

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    I'd expect it to be a turning point for Blackberry, and not perhaps a positive one...
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    Re: News - Lenovo is considering buying BlackBerry maker RIM

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Expect more hissy fitting in the US,as a Chinese company buys a US one.
    Erm, RIM is Canadian.

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    Re: News - Lenovo is considering buying BlackBerry maker RIM

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunbuster View Post
    Erm, RIM is Canadian.
    Forgot that,but RIM provides services to the US government IIRC.

    Remember all the hissy fitting about Huawei??


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    Re: News - Lenovo is considering buying BlackBerry maker RIM

    I guess that China needs a well developed mobile OS of its own.

    And Thinkpad branded phones and tablets will go down a treat in business.

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    Re: News - Lenovo is considering buying BlackBerry maker RIM

    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    I guess that China needs a well developed mobile OS of its own. And Thinkpad branded phones and tablets will go down a treat in business.
    I thought that various Chinese companies were "experimenting" with various Linux-based OS's. Plus there's folks like Huawei who do a nice line in Android phones - or doesn't that count as a "well developed" OS?

    Like the article says though - if PRC-based Lenovo buy RIM then that's them probably out of the running for US Govt contracts, assuming the Canadian's allow the buyout. AND, assuming the buyout itself actually happens - remember that the quote was that they were looking at RIM and others.

    Personally speaking, other than the keyboard and BBM, I can't see what the big whoop over Blackberry's was/is. They used to be popular in the local high school, but after the shockingly bad reliability most kids seem to have gone to Android or iOS.

    In which case maybe it's time RIM/Blackberry faded into the sunset?

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    Re: News - Lenovo is considering buying BlackBerry maker RIM

    Quote Originally Posted by crossy View Post
    Personally speaking, other than the keyboard and BBM, I can't see what the big whoop over Blackberry's was/is. They used to be popular in the local high school, but after the shockingly bad reliability most kids seem to have gone to Android or iOS.

    In which case maybe it's time RIM/Blackberry faded into the sunset?
    They're business tools rather than consumer phones though, at their heart.

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    Re: News - Lenovo is considering buying BlackBerry maker RIM

    which coupled with reliability has been their downfall...

    I think that (from my experience) that the keyboards weren't great and the cameras were dire, but when you add that the facebook app for example then further mangled the cameras output it was game over
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    Re: News - Lenovo is considering buying BlackBerry maker RIM

    Quote Originally Posted by snootyjim View Post
    They're business tools rather than consumer phones though, at their heart.
    Unfortunately RIM has rested on their laurels with BES for so long now that they're not really that attractive to business any more either: you can get similar management (password policies, device encryption and remote wipe capabilities) using Exchange nowadays, and business bods are much keener on iPhones and Android devices (in my experience, anyways).

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    Re: News - Lenovo is considering buying BlackBerry maker RIM

    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    Unfortunately RIM has rested on their laurels with BES for so long now that they're not really that attractive to business any more either: you can get similar management (password policies, device encryption and remote wipe capabilities) using Exchange nowadays, and business bods are much keener on iPhones and Android devices (in my experience, anyways).
    My experience here too. BB's were tool of choice because they were cheaper than the iPhones that the "creative's" preferred and the keyboards were great for the longer messages users wanted to do. These days the wide availability of cheaper (and more capable) Android devices mean they're the tool of choice. Plus, because they're Linux-based, they appeal to the tech literate.

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