Posts Tagged Blackberry

Is RIM Blackberry the New Novell?




The big red Novell N used to control the enterprise market.

In 2010 – Blackberry is to Apple as Novell was to Microsoft circa 1994. As hard as it may be to remember back that far,  Microsoft was once an upstart that was derided for not being substantial enough to effectively serve business server and networking needs – suitable only for stand-alone PCs.  Novell was seen as the proper choice for enterprises looking to network resources together. Blackberry is in the same position today with regards to email-enabled smartphones and making many of the same mistakes that Novell made.

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The Technology of the Decade




TechnologyIn a few short days the calendar will roll over two places leaving behind the aughts or zero years of the 21st century and heading into our century’s awkward teen years. And in the finest traditions of calendar journalism that means its time for a wrap-up or best of column. Today’s entry will announce the Inaugural Thom Mitchell winner of Technology of the Decade, an award given on a decennial basis.

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AT&T’s Missed Opportunity




It's awesome, but is it cool enough to tolerate a bad cellphone carrier?

It's awesome, but is it cool enough to tolerate a bad cellphone carrier?

iPhone, iPhone, iPhone – some days that’s all I seem to hear. But underneath all the chatter I also hear this ongoing thread: “I wish Verizon had the iPhone because AT&T’s network is just plain awful”  or “I want an iPhone but not with AT&T” or in a boon for Blackberry “I wanted an iPhone but AT&T’s network blows, so I got a Blackberry on Verizon”.

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