While the possible sale of the cloud services company leads to rumors of RIM abandoning that sort of service altogether, it is more likely that they have decided on a different solution and no longer have a need for NewBay. Over in the forums conversation is brewing about the rumor with people on either side of the debate. While CrackBerry member D_March says "There are tons of cloud services to use. They don't need to own one", member Darlaten is curious how security would measure up to BlackBerry standards. "I have to know that they have uncompromised security and quite frankly have security as their number one priority. At the moment, outside of RIM, I simply dont trust anyone else's security. "
Of course, at this time, the possibility of a sale of NewBay is nothing more than a rumor, as RIM has declined to comment on the speculation. What do you think RIM should do regarding cloud services/storage for BlackBerry 10? Should they be working on developing their own solution, or would a 3rd party solution be adequate? Let us know in the comments, or join in the conversation at the link below.
A new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a keyboard will arrive in 2021
A new joint announcement from BlackBerry, OnwardMobility, and FIH Mobile lays out the plans for a new 5G BlackBerry Android smartphone with a physical keyboard to be brought to market in North America, and Europe within the first half of 2021.