The innovator’s dilemma didn’t forgive BlackBerry either

Ina Fried on ReCode:

BlackBerry said Wednesda-y that it will stop internal development of smartphones, relying on partners for any future hardware efforts.

Everybody saw this coming, but that doesn’t make it less painful. Chen has made the right decisions most of the time, and when they weren’t right, they were inevitable.

It’s difficult to fight in the mobile segment, but that is almost impossible when you arrive really late to the party and don’t offer nothing specially differential. The innovator’s dilemma is cruel and merciless and that’s a tragedy on cases like this.

I’ve never had a BlackBerry, but I’m sure I’ll miss the platform… and the fact that we’re all losing something. For starters, competitiveness.

Too sad.

Javier Pastor is a technology journalist that has been writing about tech since 1999. He started writing for PC Actual in Spain, the leading printed magazine in the country, and in 2006 started to write online. First as the Chief Editor for The Inquirer ES, and after that for MuyComputer until 2013. That year he became senior editor at Xataka, the leading tech news website in Spanish with over 5M uniques/month (Aug'15, comScore). Xataka is part of Weblogs SL, a blog network that gets over 40M uniques/month and that has a wide catalog of publications in Spanish. The Unshut is his new venture and allows him to express his opinions and thoughts on everything touched by technology, and follows what he has been doing at Incognitosis, his personal blog, since 2005.