Well, based on all the reports today about RIM being approached by Microsoft, Nokia and Amazon about the possibility of buying the company -- and walking away -- perhaps it will be LandfillLand.
(On a slightly more serious note, if Microsoft bought RIM, and employed all its research-based work, MicrosoftLand could be very interesting. And, who wouldn't want MicrosoftLand to be populated by employees walking around wearing Metro GUI tiles?!)
Yes, for the past few years you could have replaced Lazaridis and Ballsillie with cardboard cutouts, and no one would have known the difference, for all the management skills the protoplasm-based figures have demonstrated.
But, no, I don't think RIM will follow because, frankly, I don't think any retailer wants to devote a lot of space to BlackBerry, at least for the foreseeable future. And RIM has much more to worry about -- like developing BB10 handsets -- than coming up with "Androidland"-type promotions.
Businesses helped neighbors with Internet access and mobile device charge-ups during Sandra. Following that example, enterprises should consider preparing Internet disaster plans to help the public during disasters.
Microsoft's buy of Skype could revitalize Phone 7, give Microsoft a social, gaming, and collaborative strategy, and spell the end for old-fashioned telco voice. It will also certainly give Google a headache in its Voice, Chat, and even Android strategy!
Techies are going crazy over the possibility that Google might design and sell its own Android phone. Some writers say it's a very big deal. Reiter questions whether it will happen and, if it does, whether it even matters.
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