If electronic equipment had a voice? Are you kidding?
I'm disappointed in the performance of a company that makes electronic equipment the style of which I prefer for my mobile communications. I'm disappointed because the company has done little to keep up, their next-best releases have, for electronic equipment, somewhat antiquated features and systems that have fallen short of the expectations of many users of such equipment, and, among other things, the company has rested on its laurels rather than take steps to innovate and keep up with an emerging market. And it's not as if RIM has had PLENTY of chances to show what they can do with new products...despite high expectations, they've repeatedly fallen short. Perhaps their new 10 is the thing that will catapult them forward. I hope so.
Most of the responses to my inquiry have been couched in terms of personal attacks and insults...with very few that address the actual issue I raised, and that is - in terms of market share and corporate performance, RIM hasn't done much, and their efforts to bring the long awaited technology to the forefront (a couple of years in the making no doubt) seem to be a case of too little too late. Can RIM recover? I hope so! I like the product. But from what I've seen, they have a long way to go in order to catch up.
Even when you take what I've written out of context to attack it, those truths still ring clearly. RIM's products are fairly limited...they're not a samsung or apple that have diverse product lines. They can concentrate on one thing and make it the best thing out there, but they haven't...and their performance in the market reflects that fact. Once trading at upwards of $130 a share, their shares are at $11 a share. That's not something to sneeze at. And why?? Because they did not keep up with the technology and the demands of consumers, and rested on their past successes. That's corporate arrogance, and it's a disservice to INVESTORS and CONSUMERS, of which I am the latter.
This stuff isn't rocket science, and if the company is that well funded, they can certainly afford top engineers to develop an amazing device in a lot less time than it takes these other companies.
- CrackBerry Abuser
11-27-12, 12:55 PM #28
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Will you do us a favor and stop this ranting? I think most of the stuff you point out has been discussed a gazillion times already. How long does anybody wants to cry over spilled milk?
RIM are trying to get back on their feet and it's up to you and all other individuals to continue ranting or wait with a bated breath to see what they come up with. Give them their chance. Nobody can deny that. If you ask me, I would rather look at the positive side rather than the negative. Bring out some of your optimism, that will help everyone here. Enthusiasm is individual choice.
- CrackBerry Addict
11-27-12, 12:59 PM #29
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Your the one missing the point, bb is creating something new but yet you come on a blackberry based message board and start your too little too late garbage! Then you go on to talk about not innovating but they are in the process of creating something new. And as far as limited anything done on a ipad can be done on a playbook. The only limited thing about it is in you own mind. If you need your device to do everything for you then go to apple but if you want a tool to create with then think for yourself and use blackberry. Otherwise go post this dribble somewhere else and let us blackberry fans enjoy what RIM is bringing! Wow.
- 11-27-12, 02:02 PM #30
Quality is mandatory here; this is a one shot revolution. There will be glitches, can't be differently. But they have to be very minor and uncompromising the core features.
- 11-27-12, 09:34 PM #31
By your logic, all retail and any new products should ALL come out in the fall. If they don't they're doomed as "everyone" will have bought already.
- 11-27-12, 10:36 PM #32
If you review everything you wrote above.. The same can be said about Apple pre-ipod.
Here's to hoping (with less of the extremely negativity) that BB10 iis RIM's new ipod so to speak.
But I agree with the other posters.. Drop the hate.. Life's too short.. And buy a product that suits your needs. Forget about the rest of us whose waiting for BB10 to fit ours..
- 11-27-12, 10:47 PM #33
This is something that bugs me in general right now. Yeah - it sucks that RIM is missing Christmas. It's really going to do a number on their fiscal Q3 number (Sept - Nov), because they're going in with aging products and forced to discount.
But oh my gawd, am I sick of the way it's being spun like every bloody consumer on the planet that could ever upgrade to a smartphone is only going to do so by Jan 31st, 2012 and then will be locked up by contract for the next two-to-three years, with no one else buying a phone after that time. And worse, all 80 million of RIM's current active user base is leaving in the next 60-90 days for an iPhone or Android because "BlackBerry 10 is too late". And none of those upgraders from the flip phone market (still the majority of the mobile market over smartphones globally) actually exist.
Like seriously ... COME ON!
- 12-01-12, 06:39 AM #34
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
12-01-12, 06:53 AM #35
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im sure back in 2006 you`d av said its was `too late` for apple to release a phone.
same for dvd replacing vhs, was that `too late`
historical evidence points to the fact you shouldnt judge something `too late` until its arrived and been assesed in its entirety
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-01-12, 10:49 AM #36
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I'm an engineer, working in R&D and product development for the last twenty years. One of my favorite things for stress release, is to visit these forums and read all the armchair remarks from people who most likely sit around all day in their underwear and play xbox or cuddle their iphone. Makes me laugh. Thanks! Now WORK awaits.
- CrackBerry Addict
12-01-12, 11:24 AM #37
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Early February sounds like a good enough time for a launch to me. Right around the time I'll be receiving my tax refund, so I'll have a little extra cheddar to throw at some BB10 goodness, contract or not. I mean, it won't be gift-wrapped, but somehow I think I'll live...
Also, if they get some ad time during the Super Bowl, it couldn't hurt their efforts in the US.
- CrackBerry User
12-01-12, 08:13 PM #38
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Also, Windows Phone 8 has no real legs, Android is not very good, and iOS is stale. There are still plenty of angles for RIM to exploit with the right product and good marketing.
- 12-01-12, 08:43 PM #40
It's never too late to release a product that revolutionizes the industry. If Apple only released a phone that didn't offer anything above what was capable with Blackberries - then it would've been too late for them. However, they didn't just offer yet anther phone - they released the iPhone... something we've never seen before. It offered much more than just a phone that does e-mail... it offered so much more than that.
DVDs revolutionized home movies... much better picture quality, 5.1 sound, subtitles, special features, chapter stops... all on a 5 inch disc that didn't wear out.
At this point it's too late for RIM... UNLESS they can provide something that the competition doesn't have in which people really want. Does RIM have that special something in BB10? If so, I'd love to hear what it is because right now I'm not seeing it. Do you honestly think RIM is keeping this show-stopping feature under tight raps until BB10 is released? All I'm seeing with RIM is only catching up to the competition (while still being drastically behind in ecosystem) - and that's not enough at this point.
- 12-01-12, 09:24 PM #42
WE Still think the iphone 5 is the best user experience out there..... Sounds pretty biased in my opinion, and after all, it is just that. An opinion. No more no less.. What I want to know is who is this WE that he is referring to? Himself? I can answer my own question. Best part about the entire clip is that RIM is not getting ignored. Good press or bad press, the name is out there. I think more so now then ever. Great product and I will always be a believer in them. I will definitely make up that 20-30% that he is talking about here. Anyone else? I hope for his sake, he likes crow, because he might be eating it!
- CrackBerry Master
12-01-12, 09:38 PM #43
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They are called isheep for a reason. Launch after launch since iphone 4 it's the same boring Device. If anyone is on a downward spiral Apple is already headed that way. Sure it will sell for some time. Unless the Next iphone has some real innovation their jig is up. You can only give it a better resolution screen, bigger screen, more ram, faster CPU so many times before you become stale.
RIM hit rock bottom and they're still around what does that say. They are far from out of the Game. I got an iphone 5 when my 8520 died for work and can't wait to leave that pos apple phone. I love hitting the home button 500 times a days, closing apps is even worse..I've been tempted to throw it more than once. Worst phone i ever owned. Takes so much time to do the simple things. Apple has the oldest mobile platform and will be in the same boat as RIM sooner rather than later..
Rim Will return to it's former Glory and finally have all the pieces in place..
- CrackBerry Genius
12-01-12, 09:47 PM #44
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Really? Too late? It will be fully developed, it will miss the holiday rush (which CARRIERS said would be better so BB10 would not be lost in the marketing mess fighting for ad time), and it is after the holiday stress when people will have recouped a little money, buy something for themselves, etc. The timing of early 2013 is fine, in fact it is best in this scenario.
- 12-01-12, 10:01 PM #45
Android and iOS were both being built for 4 years+ before they were actually shown in a cell phone.
RIM made a mistake talking about BlackBerry 10 WAY too early, and then blaming it on chip-sets.
Also, RIM spends the most on R&D than ANY other companies in Canada.
I agree [kind of] with what you say, however, your points to support your topic are invalid..
- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
12-02-12, 07:15 AM #46
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do i think RIM is keeping some show stopping feature under wraps? err not really, i mean BBM video and BBM voice are kind of public knowledge, but maybe you should adjust your approach. last reported quarter RIM moved over 7m units (i believe sell thru was a litle higher) so if they can move that ammount on a platform which by many peoples accounts is miles behind (hence your catching up comnment) then shouldnt it stand to reason that even with a semi competitive let alone breakout product that the implications could actually be quite big?
- 12-02-12, 08:28 AM #48
- CrackBerry Addict
12-02-12, 05:57 PM #49
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Also think of how much more focus there has been on developers in the last three months. They have put so much effort into the app side that we didn't see earlier in the year. I think that without the delay they wouldn't have been able to dedicate as much money, time, etc to getting all the developers on board.
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