Friday, October 14, 2011

Has Blackberry finally found its final straw - unreliability? [Chicago Sun-Times]

Final paragraphs from a stark Andy Ihnatko RIM reality check

When you visit Blackberry community forums, the phrase “the final straw” pops up reliably in post made over the past few days and as much as IT managers like the Blackberry, the device is becoming unreliable at the one task it’s meant to perform.

And the problem with the business of making fleet vehicles is that your end-users have no allegiance to your product whatsoever. Apple would have to anger tens of millions of iPhone users at the same time to threaten the product’s ongoing existence. For RIM to kill the Blackberry, they only need to anger thousands of administrators. And it’s possible that this week, they’ve done just that.

Has Blackberry finally found its final straw - unreliability?

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