Tag Archives: RIM

Wake Up, RIM

Methinks Blackberry should take it’s own advice.  It’s never smart to call your potential customers stupid especially if they “mean business.”  They didn’t buy from you right?

Wake Up. Be Bold.

(Via The Loop)

Beleagured Doesn’t Begin to Describe It

Circling the Toilet:

 

Ian Austen, reporting for the NYT:

Research in Motion said on Thursday that a new line of BlackBerry smartphones that it hoped would turn around its flagging fortunes will not come to market until late next year.

It was the latest, and perhaps most significant, setback in a string of product delays and missteps from the company.

In the meantime, profits are down 70 percent. I love to say “I told you so”, so: I told you so.

 

(Via Daring Fireball)

Blackberry Alums

My good friend, fellow MIT alumnus and intellectual property attorney extraordinaire, Tony Sebro, summed up his experience with his Blackberry.  The picture ain’t pretty and it is emblematic of the problems facing RIM.

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Because We Don’t Have an App for That

RIM CEO: Apple Is Wrong for Having an App for That:

”‘So you reject the appification of the Web?’ asked Summit host John Battelle. ‘Correct,’ Balsillie said, challenging Apple’s ‘there’s an app for that’ slogan for its iPhone App Store, which has more than 300,000 applications.

Balsillie’s comments were tinged with a note of bitterness in the wake of unprovoked attacks on RIM’s business by Apple CEO Steve Jobs. One month ago, Jobs appeared on Apple’s fourth-quarter earnings call to tout how Apple had passed RIM in smartphone sales for the quarter.”

(Via eWeek – RSS Feeds.)