Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Aug 2012 00:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless RIM CEO Thorsten Heins: "We took the conscious decision not to go Android. If you look at other suppliers' ability to differentiate, there's very little wiggle room. We looked at it seriously - but if you understand what the promise of BlackBerry is to its user base it's all about getting stuff done. Games, media, we have to be good at it but we have to support those guys who are ahead of the game. Very little time to consume and enjoy content - if you stay true to that purpose you have to build on that basis. And if we want to serve that segment we can't do it on a me-too approach." As a geek, I applaud the decision not to go with Android, since it's already way too dominant as it is. If I were to have a specific interest in RIM's survival, though, I'm not sure I would be applauding.
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Should have picked Android
by benali72 on Sat 4th Aug 2012 17:03 UTC
benali72
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2008-05-03

CEO Heins, you ARE differentiating RIM ... by going out of business.

You should have picked Android and leveraged your large existing user base, who would have stuck with you for services and support. Now you'll have nothing.

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RE: Should have picked Android
by viton on Sun 5th Aug 2012 22:44 in reply to "Should have picked Android"
viton Member since:
2005-08-09

CEO Heins, you ARE differentiating RIM ... by going out of business.

At least they don't lose their pride. (As Nokia did)

You should have picked Android and leveraged your large existing user base

Apple+Samsung has 99% of profits. All other smartphone manufacturers are just trying to stay in business.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/4/2998403/apple-samsung-99-percent-p...

Edited 2012-08-05 22:48 UTC

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RE[2]: Should have picked Android
by zima on Sat 11th Aug 2012 22:59 in reply to "RE: Should have picked Android"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

> CEO Heins, you ARE differentiating RIM ... by going out of business.
At least they don't lose their pride. (As Nokia did)

For Nokia, losing "pride" was long overdue, considering the amount of their talk, RDF about their supposedly still decent situation (while being on a downward spiral for half a decade).
It is overdue also for RIM, really.

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