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____/ RonB on Thursday 17 Nov 2011 09:02 : \____
> On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 08:34:14 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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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.
> At least they could have an Android division.
I'm not sure how much of their codebase could be ported for Dalvik, but they could,
in theory, run other code natively alongside Android with the shop.
~~ Best of wishes
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