Yesterday we reported on the woes of Blackberry. There was also speculation that Blackberry would be up for bid to try and save the struggling mobile company from sinking into oblivion. Today Blackberry announced a Letter of Intent led by Fairfax Financial, who already owned some of Blackberry. Below is an excerpt from the Blackberry press release.
A few days ago I brought you just a few reasons why you should consider Android as your next mobile platform. Today I will give you some reasons why iOS could be your choice in mobile. As I did in my Android article, I am going to focus on the good points of iOS and the iPhone. There are plenty of resources on the internet that will give you their reasons not to adopt iOS (I have my own as well), but for this article, I am focusing on why you should consider iOS.
BlackBerry Ltd announced their preliminary second quarter fiscal 2014 results on Friday, and the results are no surprise to most in the mobile market. The results show a clear loss (operating loss of $950 million) for Blackberry as well as a workforce reduction of over one-third.
The mobile market is the most intense in competition than it has been in years. The platform players have been shaved down to three major runners, Android, iOS, and Windows Phone (one can make an argument for Blackberry pulling up the rear). The intensity of competition even rings through websites and social networks, where loyal users from each camp take up arms and fight to the death through forum and site comments.