Will companies continue to support BlackBerry?
jack12 48 weeks ago
BB 10 is almost here - finally. I haven't got my hands on one yet personally, but from what I've seen they actually look like pretty devices. It looks like all the major carriers in the US are going to support BB 10, so they are still in the game. The question I have is whether business will continue to support BB. I was at a freshman orientation at a nearby university back in August and the new students were asked to raise their hands to indicate the phone they carried. Android and Apple both had lots of hands, but I would guess no more than 4-5% raised their hands for BlackBerry, and almost all of those that did were international students. These are the people that are going to be entering into the business world in a few years, which isn't a good sign for RIM, at least not from the BYOD side of the equation. But if companies/agencies provide them, that could be a different story.
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