- 01-22-2012, 08:45 PM #3
I hope the history will not repeat itself and we will not see another Touchpad. If the new leadership decides to significantly restructure the business, this may threaten the Playbook.
Btw, does any one know anything about Heins? What can we expect from him?
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- 01-22-2012, 08:52 PM #4
01-22-2012, 08:52 PM #6
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I think this will come in stages. First, CEO change, the next steps for RIM and products. I would also expect to see a 20% - 25% increase in the stock's value this week if this article is true. Investors will see this a a move to restore confidence
They will either announce that they are supporting the PB or killing it's current iteration. If they are indeed still in talks with Goldman Sachs, then a merger/acquisition may still be on the table.
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01-22-2012, 09:05 PM #9
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Heins likes the integrated platform when was asked if he think RIM should focus on SW. And he thinks most of the android hanset makers are struggling so he doesn't think android is the way for RIM to go.
Hopefully RIM won't drop QNX, I can totally see its potential through playbook. The billion dollar question is: how to attract brilliant app developers to this platform?
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- 01-22-2012, 09:08 PM #10
Let me guess they found out 2.0 still wasn't ready,it's release is going to be furthered delayed!BB Storm, Bold, Curve, I phone 4, PlayBook, Droid 2 Global, HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Droid Charge
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01-22-2012, 09:16 PM #13
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nothing will change, but everything will change.
Alot of people seem to think that RIM was having technical problems and couldnt actually deploy qnx....but thier problem is and always has been a managerial one. two heads, two opinions, two different views......now that management has been altered, you will simply see a smoother execution of the same plan. They will continue with BB10 and PB, but now you'll have one man with a vision of where to take it all rather then two guys with two similar, but not exact visions.
- 01-22-2012, 09:38 PM #19
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01-22-2012, 09:49 PM #20
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- 01-22-2012, 10:02 PM #23
Heins already shows he knows where the problems are:
"As part of the overhaul, Heins said he will also seek a new marketing chief for the company. Balsillie had taken over the those duties after RIM’s first marketing chief, Keith Pardy, left in March, less than two years after joining the company."
Source: RIM Replaces CEOs as it Struggles to Answer Apple - Bloomberg
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01-22-2012, 10:02 PM #24
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Well as someone who has long called for the ousting/step-down of the ineffective two ceo's; I am ecastic that someone is now in charge and I sincerely hope that this will bring about a change in the operation of RIM. I just hope that the Playbook will continue as well - if they drop it, I'll be disappointed.To RIM haters - Why dont you go find a parade and rain on it.
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01-22-2012, 10:04 PM #25
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They (the two former co ceo) pick a nice scapegoat and a german at that. It's a win win situation.
If this guy made RIM better, they get more money. If this guy screw up, they will oust him and blame him.
At least when they oust him out in the future, they won't see him in Canada.