It's Sunday and time for another From the Editor's Desk. This weekend, for me personally, has been a rather slow one as it's Natal Day weekend in the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. My time was spent with my son watching movies, checking out fireworks, and really just taking some time to relax and get ready for the week ahead.
So, rather than going on some long winded rant about how I feel about the BlackBerry landscape right now, I figured I'd draw some attention to how others are feeling about BlackBerry. Why? Because it's important to recognize how people outside of the BlackBerry world feel about the company. We've all read the doom and gloom articles for several years now but recently there's a different tone coming out in the media.
Sure, there are still plenty of people out there writing the 'BlackBerry is dead' headlines and how BlackBerry as a brand will soon disappear but that story is old and it's not getting the attention it once did. You can only write that story so many times before you start to look like an idiot for saying it. Especially when the company is not only still alive but out there acquiring other smaller companies and forging new partnerships in various areas as part of their efforts to rebuild themselves.
Have a look at what some others are saying about BlackBerry:
- Is BlackBerry Smart?
- New BlackBerry COO: 'We're Going to Prove a Lot of People Wrong'
- Six Clicks: Good reasons to still consider a BlackBerry 10 smartphone
- Can BlackBerry Become The Next Security Superpower?
- How BlackBerry Ltd is using its security credentials to grow its global footprint
- BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY)'s Passport Makes iPhone Look Outdated
- BlackBerry's Passport: Crazy enough for work?
That's really just a small sample of the positive articles I've read over the past week or so but there are certainly more out there as well. It's nice to see the change happening and at times funny to see who's writing what now compared to what they were writing previously.
In any case, the story here is far from over but I think the next few months are going to be interesting when it comes to who says what about BlackBerry and I fully expect to see even more positive articles pop up, along with some backtracking.