At MWC09, BlackBerry Means Business

BlackBerry @ Mobile World Congress

Dieter is on location in Barcelona this week attending the Mobile World Congress, and it seems he has managed to stick with Espresso and keep himself away from the Sangria as the stories are still coming in. Following up on his hands-on look yesterday at the BlackBerry Application Suite running on an HTC Touch Pro, Dieter has this to say today:

Sure, they have a booth where you can check out umpteen BB vendors, but the real action appears to be happening at BlackBerry's courtyard building, where they have a bunch of meeting rooms where a bunch of business people are learning a bunch about BES 5.0

The stakes are actually higher than you might think for RIM at MWC. Overseas, Nokia is far and away the dominant force and Microsoft does much better with Windows Mobile than they do in the states. If RIM wants to extend their enterprise dominace into Europe and beyond, they had better make sure they schedule plenty of meetings in this glass box.

Nokia? Who's that?!! lol. Sounds like CrackBerry Nation is going to have to up its game and start thinking on how to become CrackBerry World! You can follow more of Dieter's MWC coverage here and if you want to see his thoughts and insights between blog posts, you can follow @backlon on Twitter. Keep the reports coming Dieter!

By Kevin Michaluk on 17 Feb 2009 10:09 am EST
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BlackBerry @ Mobile World Congress

Dieter is on location in Barcelona this week attending the Mobile World Congress, and it seems he has managed to stick with Espresso and keep himself away from the Sangria as the stories are still coming in. Following up on his hands-on look yesterday at the BlackBerry Application Suite running on an HTC Touch Pro, Dieter has this to say today:

Sure, they have a booth where you can check out umpteen BB vendors, but the real action appears to be happening at BlackBerry's courtyard building, where they have a bunch of meeting rooms where a bunch of business people are learning a bunch about BES 5.0

The stakes are actually higher than you might think for RIM at MWC. Overseas, Nokia is far and away the dominant force and Microsoft does much better with Windows Mobile than they do in the states. If RIM wants to extend their enterprise dominace into Europe and beyond, they had better make sure they schedule plenty of meetings in this glass box.

Nokia? Who's that?!! lol. Sounds like CrackBerry Nation is going to have to up its game and start thinking on how to become CrackBerry World! You can follow more of Dieter's MWC coverage here and if you want to see his thoughts and insights between blog posts, you can follow @backlon on Twitter. Keep the reports coming Dieter!

5 comments

Anonymous1

Blackberry is going to continuously lose market share, it just put OS 4.2 on a winmo phone. Wawhoo tech from 2005 that they still can't manage to complete.

Palm is going to take them over in a heartbeat, and if they dont, winmo 7 will.

Byebye BB

P.S. I own a curve w/4.5 and can't stand it.

citi

Thanks anonymous guy with the wonderful insight! Maybe I would take you a little more serious is you had a user name. Bye Bye troll. Palm is not taking over the world and neither is winmo 7. It will be just like winmo 6 and vista. All gloss and no substance.

jaydee547

I have been touting the pre in the forums here and there. I would have to agree.

http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009/02/16/hands-on-with-rims-blackberry-...

I also have been complaining about my curve a lot in the forums. I feel like it lacks so much that a phone should have in 2009. Activesync does push for the masses, it'll even push calendar and tasks too! That's more than anyone with BIS can say.

The pre, iphone, and G1 have very useable browswers. Even with 4.6/4.7 phones the browswers are shotty. Yes i know the pre doesn't have a microSD card, and i know it doesn't have the million and one IT policies people want but for a consumer - this phone blows the pants off of any blackberry. And I hope someone isn't stupid enough to say blackberry isn't trying/dying to appeal to consumers with their facebook commercials

jaydee547

so my point there was 'blackberry means business' as the heading kevin? really i think blackberries business is going to tank. they're taking the ie6 approach to innovation, which wouldn't be so bad for a company if they actually had ie6 market share to begin with.

anyone intelligent will short RIMM for the long term.

Printing Software

Which one is better among Nokia's Symbian (S60) and windows OS? I have never used a Windows mobile.