Amdist all the hoopla around Motorola’ new products, one news which got little mention was the deal struck between Moto and Blackberry for MPx. By now, Blackberry has signed-up most major phone makers, and has worked out plans to embed its software/service on all sorts of SmartPhone OS platforms. We are looking at a defacto wireless email platform? Perhaps! But this clearly is not good news for well, Good Technology! Motorola’s MPx was supposedly going to be an exclusive Good deal, but I guess not. And those smart VCs who have pumped in nearly $250 million into wireless email must be reaching for their large box of Tums! Good alone accounts for $146 million of the total. My theory on this is, that by launching an aggresive marketing/hype campaign, Good galvanized those meek canadians into action. Had that not happened, RIM probably would have kept doing what they were doing – selling devices and service and growing at a nice Canadian pace. Threatened, they went on and signed up all these people. Voila! They are in good place, Good in not!
5 thoughts on “Planet full of Blackberries”
Can you say SEVEN, out.
Oh, that’s “Craps” in Las Vegas lingo.
I have extensively used the Treo 600 with GoodLink and the Blackberry 7230 both with complete Microsoft Exchange Server integration. The Blackberry is simple, straightforward, and stable; GoodLink is complicated, poor integration with Palm, and crashes.
Let’s hope Blackberry continues to dominate the mobile email market.
“de facto” (not “defactor”)