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
owtfx 29th-Nov-2012 05:05 am (UTC)
i still have mine that i use as an alarm clock for when i travel

that's it really
im_chris_hansen 29th-Nov-2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
the phone you have now doesn't do that? or you don't like the alarm feature?
owtfx 29th-Nov-2012 09:46 pm (UTC)
I don't like sleeping with my iPhone near my head
im_chris_hansen 29th-Nov-2012 09:48 pm (UTC)
they showed a news report last week about women in the bay area getting breast lumps in the exact areas/corners where they tuck their phones in their bras to hold on to them scary shit!
owtfx 29th-Nov-2012 10:01 pm (UTC)
Yep, and iPhones are the worst of all smartphones in terms of radiation
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