If Amazon is going to buy a mobile platform, do you think it should be webOS or BlackBerry?

Wednesday, 5 October 2011, 3:56 | News | 0 Comment | Read 73 Times
by BB Boy


Amazon created a massive splash this week within the tech globe with their announcement from the Kindle Fire. The hardware seems virtually identical to some BlackBerry PlayBook, operating an Android OS that is been dumbed right down to provide a “content consumption” knowledge having a filth inexpensive beginning cost of $199 (I preordered a Kindle Fire – will do a PlayBook head to head as quickly because it arrives).

The week is not more than, and once again Amazon is generating headlines, this time by way of a VentureBeat rumor that Amazon is in talks to choose up the webOS platform from HP, who’s trying to do one thing with it (they currently stopped generating webOS gadgets).

Previously within the week I noticed some reader comments/forum posts right here on CrackBerry subsequent the Kindle Fire announcement declaring that Amazon ought to just acquire RIM currently. I am not heading to place collectively a ten Factors why Amazon must purchase Study In Movement submit on this (I practically obtained shot by you men when I advised Google purchase RIM), so this time about I figured I’d toss the thought available to determine what the CrackBerry neighborhood thinks.

Naturally I desire to see the RIMPIRE Strike Again on their very own, but I can absolutely see some causes why that type of an acquisition by Amazon could imply great issues for each businesses. I may also see some huge causes why it would not perform so nicely. Needless to say, webOS could be less expensive for Amazon to obtain than RIM, and more than on our sibling website PreCentral.internet, Derek pointed out the causes regarding why an Amazon acquistion of webOS could make perception. To ensure that brings us towards the…

Query with the Week: Assuming Amazon will probably obtain a cellular platform, really should it be webOS or BlackBerry? Audio off within the remarks together with your ideas and reasoning. Must be considered a enjoyable 1 (and remember to, preserve the commentary civil!).


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