I agree with you. I waited until CES for RIM to release any information on their keyboard after seeing it mentioned on this website that one was in the works.
Originally Posted by BB9700CA
Sadly, with no news coming out of CES from RIM nor anyone at BB responding to various tweets from people asking for information/release dates, I stopped waiting.
Ironically, I bought a keyboard that was reviewed by Crackberry at CES. Had RIM actually announced a release date, I may have been inclined to wait a little bit longer. Nonetheless, their lack of marketing and continued reliance on a "coming soon mantra" simply pushed me away.
As you said, business is brutal and no company in their right mind should expect its consumers to simply continue to wait and wait and wait and wait and wait when there are existing products that do the job.