Research In Motion (TSX:RIM.TO) stock price rose 7.6 per cent on Tuesday after they released plans to offer software to companies and governments that would open up its secure network to iPhones and other mobile devices.
The service, named BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, will be available in March after a test run.
Ok., as all of you are probably aware of, I’ve become a Iphone bigot. Didn’t think I could, or would, but it happened. But being Canadian I have to support the largest IT company in the land. I’ve always stated that RIM missed the boat on two fronts.
- They should have become a services company long ago, that sold usage of their network, secure email environment and BBM’ing to other vendors. Taking a percentage of every phone manufactures and serivces provider sales is a lucrative market. Now I think they are in a too little too late mode.
- They should have bought PALM’s WEBOS. Forget the qnx environment that they have painfully been trying to port to their playbook and smartphone. WEBOS is a superior OS to Andriod and (dare I say it) IOS.