Is BlackBerry on the Ropes?

When I visited Muncie from Texas in the summer of 2002, I ventured into an electronics store near the Muncie Mall. Looking through their selection of PDAs and smartphones, a salesman asked if he could help me find something. I asked where to find their BlackBerry devices and he had never heard of BlackBerry devices! At that time, BlackBerry was the sole choice of business professionals, at least in the DFW area, and it’s no secret that “Middletown, U.S.A.” may be more than a little behind the times.

Now, over ten years later, having moved back to my hometown, I’ve owned a BlackBerry Curve for sometime now and it seems that the BlackBerry corporation is starting to show signs of decline. After showing a loss in the last quarter, BlackBerry shares quickly slid by 17%.

This week, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins faced shareholders to announce changes and to calm fears.

I personally hope the company begins to show success in it’s rebuilding efforts as I’d sure would like to get my hands on the new Q10.


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