Originally Posted by grncherry1
Also agreed but there is something to be said for patience. The obsession with instant gratification is what causes market volatility. If more people were patient and did research they would find products that better suited them and this would lead to companies developing more revolutionary devices in order to pull customers from their current choices. Look at all the people that jumped on the Storm 1. I warned my friends and family to wait until the 2nd gen of hardware. They didn't listen. They got shafted. I waited, and while it isn't on par with the newest devices out there, my Storm2 is a very capable device that I am glad I purchased. Which is why I will be patient and wait for PB and see if it is for me. Then I will wait to see if the 1st gen of hardware pans out. If it does, good. If not, then I will find something else.
Doesn't make sense to me to sit and wait for something that may never happen. If one waits for something that may or may not be better in the future the electronics industry would grind to a halt and nobody would buy anything.
I still don't understand where this idea that a company is incapable of doing something comes from. (unless you have inside information about the mobile electronics industry that no one else does) All companies go through growth and idle periods. Some more, some less. But what goes around comes around. Any of the major players are capable of creating a paradigm shifting device/platform.
As for RIM, they aren't going to produce anything better than these other companies that they are trying to catch up with. RIM isn't anymore in touch than the next business. Matter of fact, they are less so. If they were so forward thinking, they wouldn't be playing the catch-up game in the first place.
There were people who once said that apple would never be a major contender in the mobile device market. Too expensive, to restricted, not enough marketshare, too small a company, out of touch, etc..... Well it took them nearly a decade but they finally got their iPhone made and it has been a revolutionary device.
Innovation isn't exclusive to one company/industry or the other. It is just a matter of enough pressure being brought to bear to inspire the eggheads to really shine. But I guess we will eventually see what we will see.