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"We've leapfrogged everyone with what we're announcing on Tuesday..." - Jim Balsillie
In an interview with Financial Post, Research In Motion‘s co-CEO Jim Balsillie, touched on a few things for RIM‘s future. Jim was quoted as saying:
We’ve leapfrogged everyone with what we’re announcing [on Tuesday] and you’re going to see it on display…We built an engine back in the mid-90s that served us incredibly well for 15 years, and in the past couple of years, we’ve had to build the engine of the future while still driving the engine we’ve got.”
RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie Confirms BBX and Claims it ‘Leap Frogs’ the Competition | N4BB - News for BlackBerry - leaks, rumors, videos, faqs, reviews)
So excited. I really hope they deliver....
10-17-11, 10:18 PM #7
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This all sounds familiar. . .
"The PlayBook “will be the most significant development for RIM since the launch of the first BlackBerry,” said Balsillie on a conference call with analysts."
RIM's Balsillie predicts 'highly successful' PlayBook launch, expands app ecosystem | ZDNet
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10-17-11, 10:21 PM #8
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Over the years I have learnt not to believe every thing Ball-Silly says.If it's Mike then he is more credible.But Ball-Silly is a lot of hot air and very little substance.Some famous quotes
"Blackberry Torch 9800 is a quantum leap over competition"
Referring to OS 7 devices "Their Jaws dropped, the carrier's"
"Blackberry Playbook is better than anything out there"
Ball-Silly is all hot air and really he should be the first one to go for RIM to change.If u can't trust the CEO whom do u trust in the company then?
- 10-17-11, 10:22 PM #9“Once you see the new platform…you’ll be all very surprised,” RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie said during the company’s earnings call Thursday. “…I think you’ll just be amazed that how it’s a quantum leap over anything that’s out there….I just wish I could wind the clock forward a few weeks.”
Research in Motion CEO Eager to Show Off New BlackBerry 6 Platform, Smartphone Models - John Paczkowski - Mobile - AllThingsD
- 10-17-11, 10:34 PM #13
Their quantum leap Playbook has sold less units in it's entire life than either iPad sold on it's first day... every one of their quantum leap OS 7 phones combined have sold less than iPhone 4S did in a weekend. I am very excited to hear about their latest quantum leap.
The only thing doing a quantum leap is RIM's stock and market share into the ground. Lets be honest here.
- 10-17-11, 10:44 PM #15
Yo prove your point about the iphone 4s outselling all os 7 device till now in one day.
I had all three previous iphones and the 4 was garbage as far as an actusl phone goes.. We bought three in our company and all have been warrantied. Two are un usable as phones and i have since picked up a 9900 which i love. I only miss tiny wings on my iphone which is now soley used as an ipop by my wife to play angry birds.
Everyone bought into the iphone hype but alot of people have moved on to better devices. If everyone is able to buy an iphone including the 12 year olds in the play ground. adults and young adults arent going to crave them much longer.
Siri is not going to attract techies because we see it for what it is, a weak effort to launch something new when all other smartphones already have something similar.
The apple is no longer fresh and is starting to rott but continue to avoid dealing with its reality
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10-17-11, 10:44 PM #16
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10-17-11, 11:20 PM #19
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Im gonna be honest I am not sure there is a quantum leap that is available in smartphones anymore. Sure you can put really great things on them (Siri), but what can be put on a phone that would make anyone really really say wow I had no idea that was possible?
Guess we will see when DEVCON gets rolling.
- 10-17-11, 11:24 PM #21
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- 10-17-11, 11:28 PM #23
Full interview for context: RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie: “We’ve leapfrogged everyone” | FP Tech Desk | Financial Post
The leapfrog is explained here:
Matt Hartley: I think everyone’s really excited to see what RIM has up its sleeves tomorrow. RIM does seem to have a lot riding on the QNX platform and what it’s going to look like on BlackBerry devices, but there are already some people out there who are worried this may not be enough to really wow the tech industry. Does that concern you at all?
Jim Balsillie: Impossible. Impossible. This is quantifiable. It’s irrefutable. It’s impossible. If you take HTML5 scores, we have the highest HTML5 scores. It’s quantifiable. If you take the performance aspects and the scalability and the certifications of the BBX platform, it’s irrefutable. You take the security, you take the scalability, you take the standard tooling, you take the performance aspects, you take the compliance scoring … I mean, if that’s not enough, do you want a time machine? You realize how huge a deal we are around the world? I hope you guys realize. I mean, I met three heads of state last week, 12 carrier CEOs. We are at 50% odd market share in many of these markets. We’re the number one brand in South Africa, and number one in the U.K. It’s funny, this whole narrative doesn’t fit. Where does that $20-billion of sales come from?
HTML5 scores, security certifications, scalability.
- 10-17-11, 11:46 PM #24
Unfortunately Balsillie took a ride in the hot tub time machine and thought he was giving an interview back in the early 2000's when RIM finally put a speakerphone in their device.
In all seriousness, I would take this with a grain of salt. That grain should be the size of Jupiter.
- 10-18-11, 12:02 AM #25
Having said that, I have no Bridge update as of right now, so I'm assuming the only opportunity I'll have to see 2.0 tomorrow is via the webcast. If we do get it tomorrow, however, that would really be Impossible. Impossible. This is quantifiable. It’s irrefutable. It’s impossible.