Originally Posted by blkberryboy
This brings up a great question begging to be asked. How can RIM or T-Mobile consider the Microsoft option after T-Mobile has invested so much in BlackBerry. Last thing I read was T-Mo sells the most BB's, if that is the case would they really try and jump ship? Thoughts on this would be appriciated.
Asked and answered, friend!
But I'll be happy to answer again:
T-Mobile hasn't invested "so much" in the BlackBerry - certainly not more or less than any other operator. Infrastructure costs for the operators are probably identical across the board.
T-Mobile would be foolish to not fully support Microsoft ActiveSync devices immeadiatly - it requires NOTHING on their end to support these devices short of the data service that they already have.
The devices themselves communicate directly to the organization that issues or maintains them - so there is no "middle man" such as RIM getting involved.
It would generate more revenue for T-Mobile and the like to push these devices on the users because there is zero cost associated with letting customers use them - no infrastructure allocated only for them.