My inbox this morning delivered the news that Blackberry is selling itself as (as The New Yorker puts it) scrap to the highest bidder. With a share price that has fallen to $10 and the company making a nett loss one can understand such a move.
I’ve never owned a Blackberry (though I had a Nokia E63 which is similar in design). In fact, the first time I really heard of Blackberry was when I read Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol – one of the characters was permanently attached to one (much like President Obama). Shortly thereafter Blackberry became one of the most popular phones in South Africa (Coincidence? I wonder.) with many of my friends, relatives and colleagues making the switch. Continue reading “On the demise of the Blackberry”