BlackBerry’s time may be ripe in iPhone battle

VenkatramanNBoston Herald
N. Venkat Venkatraman, School of Management

One-time smartphone rivals Apple and BlackBerry face crucial tests in the U.S. market this year, the former to maintain its mobile device edge, the latter merely to survive…

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“BlackBerry has one shot to become the third relevant OS (operating system) and so far, the signs are good. I see it less as a threat to Apple. Apple’s worst enemy is Apple itself. It needs a home run with 
iOS 7 and it cannot be incremental. I see the mobile OS wars very much alive with BlackBerry still struggling, but not quite dead. But, if enterprises do not adopt their devices (and OS) in significant numbers, it may be too late for it to survive.”

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