Saturday, December 17, 2011

In Memoriam: The BlackBerry (1999-2012)

Memo to clients looking to develop BlackBerry apps in 2012. Don't bother.

With this news regarding the delay of new BlackBerry phones until late 2012, the final nail is in the coffin. Given that the PlayBook also has failed in the marketplace, RIM has absolutely nothing left to offer for enterprise.

Maybe their phones will stick around for a few more years, but every day that passes where a BlackBerry user is looking for a replacement phone, you can be sure that the temptation to jump to an Android phone or the iPhone will grow stronger.

RIP, BlackBerry. It was fun while it lasted.

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