Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 25th Jul 2011 22:27 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Research in Motion said today it is planning to cut 2000 jobs as part of a cost optimization program. The company gave other additional details on the program as well, which it first announced in June. The changes are aimed at creating greater alignment of the organization, and streamlining its operations to better position the company for future growth and profitability."
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Torch is a pretty good device that marries touchscreen to physical slider pretty well.

Biggest problem with the latest models is that for whatever reason RIM continued to try and milk as much mileage as possible out of underpowered Marvell platform.

It's harder to create a high-powered "fun" consumer app on BB and Symbian for that matter to compete with the bouncy and responsive UIs on iPhone and Android devices when they have the hardware power to make alot of things seem "easy". That has changed alot in OS6 so there are comparable APIs and the OS makes better use of the underlying hardware, openVG acceleration, etc.

I don't think it's the wrong track to compete in multiple market segments, they just didn't want to properly invest in R&D to make it happen. Went for churn, churn, churn and then tried to catch up via merger and acquisition. Doesn't work very well.

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