The writing has been written on the wall for quite some time now. In fact, back in June Gabor wrote an article for Mashable entitled “Blackberry: how our infatuation waned,” which issued warnings for BlackBerry and its waning Infatuation Interval™. Now, looking for a blue ocean strategy-like solution—and one that reminds us of pages from the Kodak playbook—some investors now believe that the best way forward for BlackBerry just might be to jettison its core business.
It might seem like corporate heresy but an increasing number of technology investors and experts are asking whether Research in Motion needs to ditch its BlackBerry handset business to survive.
The idea that is gaining favor, albeit only among a minority of shareholders, would see the Canadian company fully open its secure and highly respected network to rival smartphone providers and concentrate on that business while getting out of the hardware game altogether through a sale.
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