Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Jun 2011 15:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless There's no question Research In Motion is in the midst of a major transitional period. The company is planning to launch a brand new product line based on a brand new operating system within the next 12 months, and even though the first device born out of RIM's new QNX OS was impressive in some ways, it was incomplete. There still is a chance for RIM to deliver some really interesting competitive products, but time is quickly running out, as we have written time and time again. Update: RIM's response.
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RE[3]: Couldn't care
by Not2Sure on Fri 1st Jul 2011 23:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Couldn't care"
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I wrote the anonymous letter. I have it on good authority from senior BGR editors that they wrote it. I have verified this.

Seriously wtf passes for "tech journalism" these days. It's a fake and just BGR pandering for page views. They have zero credibility for putting something on the web without putting a name to it. This isn't whistleblowing or corporate malfeasance, it's whining and has no place in any publication of basic journalistic integrity.

When people start writing "Open Letters" to management, they are either recently fired/laid off, about to be laid off, and have an axe to grind, or just need to quit and move on, because if they know so much about how to succeed and are in an environment that is "holding them back" whining is about as productive as cashing that paycheck every month (See Nokia Plans G, H, X, Y, Z).

Either way it doesn't matter. The letter was completely off-base. The number one problem with Blackberry is and always has-been marketing. They blow it consistently and are synonymous with boring hardware and "old" software no one wants to admit they own at a party.

Doesn't really matter if it's even true in the smartphone consumer segment. The qualities of the product no longer drive sales anymore just absurd perceptions of them.

(eg., OMG the iPhone has 1.1 million apps in the App Store therefore it must be the best smartphone for me) or (OMG Android is activating 500,000 phones per second(!) it must be the platform of the future)

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