Laura, congratulation on your new Nokia Lumia 900, hope you enjoy it
With regards to the prediction of Blackberry No More, it truly amazes me that people are willing to put predictions like this in print, predicting if a company is still around in 2015, they obviously do not believe in the Mayan calendar , although I suppose even with that if we aren't around after the end of 2012, then BB wont be around in 2015 . When it comes to predicting where companies will be, I would say it is impossible, unless of course they are going through bankruptcy proceedings and even then things can change. For example who would have predicted Pan Am would disappear (they were considered to be such a big solid company that they were in 2001 a Space Odyssey), how about Silicon Graphics another company that was at the forefront of high end graphics no longer around, other companies filed chapter 11 and then got their second wind and lasted a further 10 years, Apple at one stage were close to closing, yet look at them now, Google is all powerful growing from small beginnings.
If RIM does go under it will be more likely due to a company purchasing them and slowly closing them down, Palm (WebOS) comes to mind. It truly doesn't matter how big a company is, all it needs is for something new to come along and they will fail, (Blockbuster), or as Apple did develop something that everybody wants (tie it into software that controls what you purchase and takes a cut) and you can be the richest company in the world. RIM could still turn it around by doing something similar, or they could completely crash and burn, what the future holds cannot be predicted, if it could we would all be rich!
Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful, and optimistic. And we will change the world. - Jack Layton (1950-2011)
Blackberry PlayBook 64GB Nokia 1020, Microsoft Surface PRO 2