- 12-17-12, 11:45 AM #127
But again I'll ask. Where is the evidence that there are smear campaigns agains RIM? Or proof that is what has hurt RIM?
There is a bunch of evidence of RIM hurting themselves.
First, RIM put out the Storm 9530 as a iPhone competitor. RIM then put out the Torch 9800 as a iPhone competitor. Remember the Black Eye Peas song on the video? Yeah, I do. Then RIM launched the PlayBook to compete with the iPad. We all know how well that has worked out. Most recently, we have seen RIM delay the launch of BlackBerry 10 how many times?
I think it is a little more realistic to believe that RIM got itself in this position. But please, feel free to continue to curse the bias media and blame PR agency smear campaigns. Do you think RIM is just a innocent victim in all this and that they did nothing wrong at all?
- 12-17-12, 11:57 AM #128
RIM's previous arrogant management fu***d it up big time. Tim Thorsten and Frank Boulben, on the other hand, seem to be doing everything right so far. Long way to undo the damage already caused but then in tech-world even a year is long time. So, my best wishes to them, hope they can turn around the company. I am a shareholder and I depend on BB QWERTY keyboard. If RIM succeeds, I win on both fronts.
- 12-17-12, 01:01 PM #129
- 12-17-12, 01:10 PM #130
- 12-17-12, 01:59 PM #132
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-17-12, 03:29 PM #133
- 122 Posts
I would agree with those who said that the media reports of been a lot more positive lately. Since Heins has taken over, RIM is making better and better choices and that is renewing interest in the company and bringing back investors. If the BB10 release is smooth, then the reports from the media will be even better. As for the negative reports out there; there is a lot of good reason to think RIM will fail, and a lot of the media reports are expressing that possibility. I don't blame them for reporting on the fact that RIM has made a lot of huge mistakes that might mean the end of the company as we know it.
Now, let's all do our job and buy the new phones when they come out.
- 12-18-12, 03:18 AM #134
- 12-18-12, 04:10 AM #135
Who did RIM **** off?
Most of their loyal base! Corporations lost faith and the funds to buy phones for their employees as rapidly as they had in the past. Non-corporate users got pissed off with hardware that did not work and RIM not even admitting they had a problem!
I was a loyal RIM user all the way back to the 950 days. Gave up when all 5 of our 9900 units died within a months of purchase.
RIM will have to EARN my business again!
- 12-18-12, 04:50 AM #136
Who did RIM **** off?
I think RIM pissed off ex-BlackBerry users who were forced to use it begrudgingly.
Was it Jim or Mike that actually did mention when asked of the question "what happens if you fall?" And he said "we'll just crash and burn".
The fact that RIM still survives is a miracle by itself. If RIM was a private equity without stock, I wonder how would RIM fare?
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- 12-18-12, 05:52 AM #137
- 12-18-12, 05:58 AM #138
And here's the ultimate proof:
My profile on Google+ that showed up in a Google search and it also links my Youtube channel.
Yet another reason for me to hate and never trust Google.
- CrackBerry Abuser
12-18-12, 06:30 AM #140
- 381 Posts
There seems to be a concerted effort here to have an off-topic post at the bottom of every thread that might be even partly negative. Kind of sad really.
In order for RIM to succeed the senior executive needs to have the company's shortcomings shoved in their faces untio they acknowledge them all. And quite frankly, when BB10 is launched at the END of January, the first speech should start with an apology instead of pretending everything is all good now.
- CrackBerry Addict
12-18-12, 07:48 AM #141
- 859 Posts
I think during the BB10 unveiling RIM needs to do what Apple does with their keynotes. Jobs/Cook keep repeating "This is the best phone ever", "This is the best device ever made". Watching Apple keynotes is like being in some kind of cult being indoctrinated. You repeat the same line enough times, people will start thinking that way.
If you don't believe me, watch any of the last Apple presentations.
- 12-18-12, 11:44 AM #142
Were you living under a rock when the 9800 was touted as a 'revolutionary' device? Were you comatose when Lazaridis was making the infamous 'leapfrog the competition' boast?
'Cult' my ****!
- 12-19-12, 06:57 AM #146
I restricted my comparison to pre-Thor, pre-BB10 RIM...and still you come out with this claptrap. If you can't muster the logic to challenge my statement, avoid and remain silent.
It would have been a happy thing indeed if I thought your opinion was an isolated case...but 2 people actually 'liked' it. Trolls of the same feather?
- 12-19-12, 08:22 AM #148
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- 12-19-12, 12:46 PM #150
Re: Who did RIM **** off?
I have received no invites at all for Google + since no one emails me on gmail except for one mod. And because I never use the account I only know he emails me when I happen to glance at my SGIII Gmail icon by chance.
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