RIM still doesn’t get it

RIM still doesn’t get it. In a previous post I argued that most people work to live, not the other way around. Why would people want a Blackberry device that does not let them be who they are outside of 9-5, when they can have an Apple device that does both?

I get it, there are a bunch of CIOs out there who buy into the “corporate only” model upon which RIM’s philosophy is entrenched. All that RIM co-CEO’s Lazaridis and Balsillie are achieving at Devcon this week, is to confirm their heads are still in the sand on this important and self-defining point.

Fair enough, they are entitled to do so.

In the meantime RIM will continue to lose market share as its stock price plummets to $6, while Apple’s share of the market will continue to grow and its stock price soars to $532 before long.

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2 Responses to RIM still doesn’t get it

  1. me says:

    During the keynote speech RIM showed how BBX will be easier for developers to create cool native and cross platform apps. I guess you also haven’t heard about BlackBerry Balance. It isolates corporate and personal data.

    RIM has made it very easy for devs to make money and bring great apps to their new platform, BBX to the benefit of consumers over the old OS. Many bloggers wouldn’t know the difference since their head isn’t stuck in the sand, its up in something else!

    In this post after DevCon you have nothing positive to say about Android player or any of the new and exciting developments for programmers. Just so you know many native applications can be ported over to BBX anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours, great for devs and great for consumers like me who typed this on a PlayBook! The future for RIM is up. Just because these are unavailable right now doesn’t mean RIM doesn’t get it. Blame them for being slow which is at least true!

    • danbaril says:

      My observations/blog is not so much based on what RIM/Developers/BBX/Blackberry-Balance are doing, or ***think*** they are doing, but rather what customers of those technologies are saying with their wallets about Apple vs. Blackberry. If the justifications you point out (RIM is slow) and the promise of future products (BBX and undefined handhelds) pan out, then people can decide. I just thinks it’s too little too late.

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