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____/ RonB on Wednesday 16 Nov 2011 19:29 : \____
> On Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:37:29 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Android snaps up 52% of mobile phone market
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>> | RIM should start worrying though, as it lost over 4 per cent of its
>> share and | is now down to just 11 per cent, the reason that is cited is
>> that the company | has fallen out of favour with the US market. `----
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> The problem for RIM is that their phones were basically designed for the
> corporate market. I think they're holding their own there, it's just that
> the smartphone market has grown well beyond its old bounds and RIM is not
> particularly attractive to home users. That's partly because their
> strength in the corporate world comes from their proprietary push mail --
> something that adds a surcharge for home users who don't really need it.
> Early on it was their strength, now it's holding them back.
> RIM might want to look at creating a new division for home users and drop
> the push mail on those phones.
RIM could just embrace Android and tweak it.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz, Research Fellow
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