Enterprises: It is time to switch from BBM to iMessage

I think this is an opportune moment for enterprises to make the shift from RIM blackberry to Apple iPhone 4s. The new iMessage was a sharp stab inside the belly of the dying RIM blackberry brand. The timing could not have been worse since iOS 5 was only unveiled yesterday just as BBM services go down. While we cannot guarantee optimized performance at all times with the iMessage, it is exclusive to iOS just as BBM is exclusive to RIM Blackberry. Google's Android seems to be the only market without exclusive texting option but that is the beauty of Google and their open platform. Customer always wins with choices so we would like to see both of these vibrant communities thrive. By both, I am of course referring to Android and iOS. No offense blackberry but you have taunted us with terrible designs for too long now.

More details regarding the BBM outage below...

"RIM Says BlackBerry Systems Are Restored - After a week of problems that plagued BlackBerry service across five continents, Research in Motion on Thursday said it had resolved technical issues and that service had begun returning to normal.

But while the company’s two chief executives, Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, held a news conference to apologize for the failure and explain its cause, they deflected questions about compensating BlackBerry users for the loss of a service that many view as vital."

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