Comments on: What we learned from the BlackBerry era http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/12/what-we-learned-from-the-blackberry-era/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: willw http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/12/what-we-learned-from-the-blackberry-era/#comment-78123 Sat, 16 Nov 2013 19:44:48 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25754#comment-78123 When will the snobs at Apple make an iPhone with a qwerty board?

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By: DougAnderson http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/12/what-we-learned-from-the-blackberry-era/#comment-78113 Sat, 16 Nov 2013 11:23:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25754#comment-78113 “Ojas Rege is Vice President of Strategy for MobileIron”

Yes, I’m sure this piece is not biased at all.

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By: Bob9999 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/12/what-we-learned-from-the-blackberry-era/#comment-78078 Wed, 13 Nov 2013 22:17:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25754#comment-78078 The Lesson of BlackBerry: If you provide something that satisfies a need, people will buy it.

BlackBerry started out as a remote email device, similar to a pager. The first BlackBerry devices did not have cell phone capabilities. Subsequent versions added cell phone and organizer capabilities. The products sold, because people wanted to be able to access their email out of the office. The addition of the cell phone was valuable mostly because it eliminated the need to carry two devices.

Products like the Palm Pilot and other personal organizers also had the ability to provide a remote email capability, but it was not as good. With the advent of the iPhone, however, the BlackBerry saw real competition, and Android-based devices increased that competition.

Just as the rise of BlackBerry was based on filling a need, the decline of BlackBerry was based on failing to fill a need — or failing to fill it as well as other products.

It’s called supply and demand. There are many similar tales from the history of the automobile, but those tales unfolded over longer periods of time. Things happen faster in consumer electronics, but that’s not just for BlackBerry. Look at the rise and fall of AOL.

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By: nose2066 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/12/what-we-learned-from-the-blackberry-era/#comment-78065 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 23:37:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25754#comment-78065 So what did we unlearn, besides forgetting about the importance of data security? and the about the efficiencies derived from standardization?

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2013/11/12/what-we-learned-from-the-blackberry-era/#comment-78064 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:39:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=25754#comment-78064 RIM made the same mistake as Novel. Remember them? They were the definitive networking system for a time. They saw an emerging market and grasped the first technology that came around that could minimally meet it. And then did not let go and adopt better technology once the market started maturing.

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