Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st May 2012 15:12 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless It's about time. RIM is in deep trouble, and is seeing its smartphone market share being eaten left and right by Android and iOS. After being more or less the equivalent of a deer caught in the headlights, the company has now finally unveiled its answer to the original iPhone - 5 years too late.
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RE: I hate the "too late" argument.
by arpan on Wed 2nd May 2012 09:10 UTC in reply to "I hate the "too late" argument."
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Of course iOS and Android will be replaced. We're just assuming that that's atleast several years away.

The question is will RIM even be a viable competitor at that time. And even if they are, do they have it in them to make something that's innovative enough to replace iOS & Android. Right now from what we've seen so far, BB10 isn't good enough to compete with it's larger & more successful rivals.

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MollyC Member since:

Of course iOS and Android will be replaced. We're just assuming that that's atleast several years away.

According to the "too late" argument, "several years away" should be even more "too late" than it is today. The "too late" argument means nothing can every displace what ever is currently leading, because once it's "too late", it will always be "too late", even more so as time goes on.

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Axord Member since:

"Too late" here can mean "too late to save RIM".

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arpan Member since:

You're missing the first part of that argument. It's "too little, too late".

This means that either

* instead of doing it now, they should have done this earlier
* or at this point in time, they should have done more.

Edited 2012-05-03 20:25 UTC

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dsmogor Member since:

The app ecosystems are pretty much locked. The next disruption has to make current apps irrelevant just as IOS and Android has shown how Windows apps are irrelevant on mobile device.
This could be a decent HTML5 developer environment but even Google has a hard time delivering it. That could be a disruption in a way we use mobile devices. Or it could be a prove that apps are not that important anyway. I would love to see a study that shows how much users in various places on the world are dependent on specific apps that are outside of handful of most popular services. I have a gut feeling that (except for IOS), not that much.

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