Enterprise Mobility: BlackBerry Smartphones Should Use Android: 10 Reasons Why

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2010-08-13 Print this article Print
BlackBerry Smartphones Should Use Android: 10 Reasons Why

BlackBerry Smartphones Should Use Android: 10 Reasons Why

by Don Reisinger
Research In Motion finds itself in a dangerous position. With the BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone carrying the RIM banner into the latter part of 2010, RIM needs to regain some of its lost presence in the mobile market. But the BlackBerry Torch doesn't seem like a good candidate to take on devices like Apple's iPhone or the Motorola Droid X. And BlackBerry OS 6, the operating system that was supposed to put the BlackBerry OS on an even playing field with iOS and Android, lacks several features that would make it a viable competitor. That's precisely why RIM should consider deploying Android. It doesn't have to totally eliminate BlackBerry OS 6 (in fact, that would be a bad idea), but it should consider putting Android on at least one of its phones. Not only would it help attract new customers, but it could keep RIM relevant in a market that's becoming increasingly hostile to it. Let's take a look at why RIM should consider deploying Android OS.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.

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