No doubt most are aware that when it comes to smartphones, businesses play a big part in ensuring a device becomes a success. Many businesses went with BlackBerry devices for their company due to the security offered by Research In Motion devices. However we all know that BlackBerry has been losing out hand over fist to rival devices, and in the business sector as well as the public space.
BlackBerry handsets were the biz in the past for businesses, but with the likes of the iPhone, RIM’s handsets have been losing out as more and more businesses opt to ditch BlackBerry for the iPhone. Just last month we reported that the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) had decided to give BlackBerry the boot in favour of the iOS smartphone.
ICE wasn’t the last to ditch BlackBerry in favour of the iPhone though, as the latest word is the US National Transportation Safety Board will now kick BlackBerry to the curb and take up with the iPhone 5, apparently because BlackBerry has become somewhat unreliable.
Obviously Research In Motion would like to stop the flow of businesses deserting their platform for rival devices, and wants to gain back some of their grip on the corporate sector. The Canadian company hopes to grab back a large portion of lost market share, along with keeping hold of what grip they have left on the corporate sector with the arrival of BlackBerry 10 and Alpha devices.
The iPhone 5 is obviously the better smartphone when compared to BlackBerry devices that are currently available, and this is no doubt why businesses are turning to Apple’s smartphone over BlackBerry.
We recently posted an article comparing the screens of the iPhone 5 with BlackBerry 10 London, but it isn’t just about the display, and that BlackBerry 10 smartphones will sport touch screens, as when it comes to businesses it will depend on just what new BlackBerry 10 devices have to offer hardware and software wise.
Obviously we don’t know that much about BlackBerry 10 or what the new RIM smartphones will actually offer the corporate sector to stop the flow over to the iPhone 5. Basically it will come down to if Research In Motion can bring the security they were once famous for with their handsets to BlackBerry 10, and offer a better more secure operating system that Apple’s iOS.
We also reported a while ago that it is expected RIM will be holding a BlackBerry 10 event on the 30th of January 2013, where the firm will show off two BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Along with confirming the release dates for those devices.
However some analysts believe that Research In Motion have left it far too late to deliver BB10, and the operating system will be dead on arrival, and if that turns out to be correct it could mean the end of RIM and BlackBerry, especially when it comes to grabbing a big slice of the business sector because RIM basically needs businesses to grab hold of BlackBerry with open arms once again to survive.
Of course, RIM just might shock everyone and deliver BlackBerry 10 devices that will grab back businesses from the iPhone, but as there is still some time to wait for the company to deliver BB10, whether RIM can actually pull the corporate sector back into BlackBerry arms remains to be seen.
What do our readers think about this, can RIM bring back business interest with BB10, or do you think even more of the corporate sector will switch to the iPhone 5?