Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Blackberry -- I Am Part of a Dying Breed

In one of my last posts, I gave myself a "Sophie's Choice" -- i.e., after 10 years of being a loyal Blackberry user, was it finally time to switch to another smart phone (and, in particular, the iPhone)? My conclusion? Yes -- the iPhone 4 it will be (I mean, how can you resist it when you get a free case to make it work?).

Looks like I am not the only one.

A recent heavily publicized research report, Blackberry smart phone sales continue to slide while the iPhone's stock continues to be on the rise -- with both holding 34% of smart phone market share.

And, it is doubtful in my view that RIM can reverse this slide -- momentum is simply not on its side.