8:30 am - 11/29/2012

Yahoo CEO does not consider Blackberries as smartphones

Yahoo recently offered to give all their employees free smartphones, with a choice between iPhones, Samsung Galaxy S3’s and Nokia Lumia 920s.

Now Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s new CEO, has explained why, noting the company had an imperative to move their employees from Blackberries to “smartphones”, suggesting rather strongly and repeatedly that she did not consider those devices to be real smartphones.

During an interview with Fortune’s Patricia Sellers, she explained:

"We literally are moving the company from BlackBerrys to smartphones. One of the really important things for Yahoo’s strategy moving forward is mobile."

Presumably she is not alone, explaining why RIM’s market share in US dropped to only 1.6%.


shoutout to my good sis who is still using her 2 years old bb pearl imsoclassyomg <3 hope your 5 years old contract ends soon
slinky 29th-Nov-2012 04:19 am (UTC)
my first sidekick (sidekick color) had a camera attachment. Like I literally had to grab this mini camera with a headphone jack sticking out of it and plug it into the side of my sidekick to take a picture.

not my photo, but here's one

I loved my sidekicks :(

Edited at 2012-11-29 04:20 am (UTC)
julietislimited 29th-Nov-2012 04:21 am (UTC)
omg that is so old school
slinky 29th-Nov-2012 04:25 am (UTC)
horribly so, but still one of my favorite phones!
littlehayzay 29th-Nov-2012 05:32 am (UTC)
lmao the size of that thing, you should be able to send a message to mars
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