Hello there RIM fan. Hello there CrackBerry Head.
Ok. Seeing that the BlackBerry played a major role in protests and political uprising, do you think there are interests against RIM?
RIM failed to comply when particular voices wanted RIM to stop their services.
Take the floor and let us know what you think...
It's just a thought.
I doubt it. For one thing, RIM did comply with those voices, just not in the way everyone expected. Most middle eastern countries have now set up agreements with RIM to access user's BBM messages and other content to "fight terrorism". It would be silly of these same interests to now plot RIM's demise, when all that would do is push users onto other platforms for which they don't hold the keys to the backdoor. If anything, those governments should be heavily investing in RIM to keep it afloat, because it gives them a potent weapon: an eavesdroppable network whose users like to smugly convince themselves and each other of its absolute security and privacy.
Second, Twitter was also a heavy influence in organizing Arab Spring protests, and there doesn't seem to be an organized campaign to bring them down.
No, if there was any conspiracy to deliberately bring down RIM, it was hatched in the boardroom in Waterloo. But really, the idea of a conspiracy to bring down RIM is a bit of a stretch, when the reasons for its fading from the limelight are right in front of our faces: they misjudged their user base's desire for better functionality, and have taken way, way, way too long to address that shortcoming.
(This is coming from a former Blackberry user, and admittedly if there were no iOS, I'd probably still be using a Blackberry.)
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