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    Article: BlackBerry to Gartner: Not Dead Yet!

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    May not be dead yet, but will take a new breed of minds to right the ship if possible

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    Yes, a new breed to right the ship. However, we are not talking about the company disappearing -- we are talking about the company going private. Sure, they've had many problems, but I don't think they and we "are out of business" tomorrow. It's the last thing "they" (Blackberry) wants to see, and if, and that's a big if, that happens, I am sure there will be some transition, sucession, etc. or similar type plan. Is this equivalent to the heretic and feared collapse of the potential Chrysler bankruptcy?

    Sure, very different. I think everyone needs to be on alert and watch closely, but let's not count them as out of business tomorrow. We saw that before, didn't we?

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    Oh I agree, didn't mean to sound as if they were gone and lost forever. I do believe however that whoever it is needs to right the ship because they can not withstand too many billion lost quarters in the future

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaMag View Post
    Oh I agree, didn't mean to sound as if they were gone and lost forever. I do believe however that whoever it is needs to right the ship because they can not withstand too many billion lost quarters in the future
    I wasn't referring to your comment as I agree with it, wholeheartedly.

    I was more referring to the article and the many "reports of my death" so to speak. There's no doubt that bleeding/hemorrhaging like that cannot be sustained. Period.

    Bottom line, yes, the ship needs to be righted, without question. Can the company be "re-invented" so to speak? Offering new services, in a different business, etc.? I don't know. Can they recover and still be viable with the service they offer now? I think so. Apparently they need new devices. OK, is that feasible with R&D, start up costs, barriers and costs to entry and market? I don't know. So can they do this? Yes, I think they can. Apple did, and they are a market leader today -- yet they were in sad shape before. I don't know what it takes, but I don't see a company taking it's last breath -- at least I don't see that right now.

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