1. leftypepper716's Avatar
    RIM is having a tough time keeping its hold on the mobile market. Over the years, Apple iOS and Android have taken the industry by storm, leaving BlackBerry products in the wake of their path.

    RIM's first outing into the tablet market, the BlackBerry PlayBook, not only received a mild review from IGN but was also plagued with a glitch that caused around 1,000 units to be recalled. It is uncommon for a recall this small to have an effect on a large company but, considering RIM's current situation, resulted in a noticeable dip in their stock market price.

    As a consequence of the recall-inducing glitch that resulted in some units unable to properly go through the setup process RIM's NASDAQ stock shot down to $42.61, just above their two-year low of $42.53. On the Toronto Stock Exchange, RIM closed at $41.72; keep in mind, their Toronto Stock Exchange value was at $150 just three years ago.

    If this is a sign of things to come, the outlook is grim for the BlackBerry line of products, including the soon-to-be released BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930 and BlackBerry OS 7. If RIM is going to make a move to remain as a strong competitor in the mobile market, they had better do it soon.

    This is an article from yesterday on IGN.COM Like I have been saying, AND saying...RIM NEEDS to step this process up asap on the Bold 9900/9930 release, like Apple, they should expediate carriers testings and get the Bold 9900/9930 out before end of June. Folks, these are NOT just Android "fanboys" and Apple iphone "devils", these are non-bias web sites taking a non-bias look at a possible huge decline in BlackBerry device sales. My hope is for RIM to rebound asap, but in order to do that, you have to have a DEVICE OUT SOON!!!!.
    05-19-11 08:25 AM
  2. greggebhardt's Avatar
    If RIM could "step up" this process they would. It is not as easy as you think. RIM does not decide when as much as the carriers decide likely a year before and have to pay RIM BIG bucks for a phone that will not be delivered for a year later.
    05-19-11 09:02 AM
  3. Coachbulldog's Avatar
    If RIM could "step up" this process they would. It is not as easy as you think. RIM does not decide when as much as the carriers decide likely a year before and have to pay RIM BIG bucks for a phone that will not be delivered for a year later.
    Your point is something many don't understand. In the United States, release dates are under the control of Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, etc.. If the phone is ready to roll, I'm sure RIM would like to have it available now.
    05-19-11 09:27 AM
  4. Masahiro's Avatar
    You do realize that IGN.COM is primarily a gaming website, right?
    05-19-11 09:41 AM
  5. leftypepper716's Avatar
    Why would RIM taught this flagship device at BBW in May, and not already have had it in testing, say, March or April to the carriers? And why would carriers just hold on to a device that they know can sell asap? The whole thing from R&D, to RIM giving the devices to carriers to lab/field test lays soley on RIM's part, NOT the carriers. If the carriers themselves at THIS point are letting BlackBerry devices take a back seat to Androids and iphones and taking their sweet time getting the Bold 9900/9930 out, then it really is a bad omen for RIM.

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    05-19-11 09:43 AM
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