Xconomy: Why BlackBerry Needs Real Innovation, and How Boston Can Help

Xconomy: Why BlackBerry Needs Real Innovation, and How Boston Can Help
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“Heads up, stodgy bankers and business road warriors: in case you haven’t noticed the blatant signs over the past 12 months or so, your trusty BlackBerry is no longer cool. ”

From: http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2010/03/01/why-blackberry-needs-real-innovation-and-how-boston-can-help/

“Yeah, I know you think that because you recently traded in your old-school model with scroll wheel for the sleek black Tour or Bold 2, you’re on top of the latest trends. Sorry to burst your bubble, but your BlackBerry is the equivalent of a Motorola RAZR in late 2007.

I’m almost ashamed to write about it, being a closet BlackBerry user who’s anxiously awaiting the day I am eligible for an upgrade. That puts me squarely within the ultra un-hip “late majority” consumer segment. The only way I can muster the courage to use my BlackBerry in public is that the choice becomes less clear with each passing day which device should be my next. Today if I buy an iPhone 3GS (still my favorite from a pure hardware standpoint), I’m stuck with AT&T, best known for dropped calls and clogged data pipes. Not to be ignored are the host of new Android-based devices that have started coming online. So, I’m waiting to see how things shake out over the next few months, and whether a clear winner emerges. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.”

Full Article: From: http://www.xconomy.com/boston/2010/03/01/why-blackberry-needs-real-innovation-and-how-boston-can-help/