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  1. CASH's Avatar
    If you had to use one word to describe RIM in any way (the hardware they put out, the OS, RAM, ROM, UI, their laziness, their innovation or whatever else regarding RIM and their products), what would it be and why?
    11-16-10 06:09 PM
  2. Username00089's Avatar
    Money.

    They make a lot of it and it's what they care about the most (as they damn well should).
    11-16-10 06:10 PM
  3. Stogies's Avatar
    Antiquated.

    There is no reason they can't gear a single product line a bit more to the non-business user who still wants the dependability and form factor of a BB. It's like IBM refusing to offer anything more modern than the typewriters they used to sell, simply because they are "business orientated".
    11-16-10 06:24 PM
  4. Fret Madden's Avatar
    Exasperating.

    For consumers, they seem to throw things out and hope we like it. Might be that if the carriers weren't involved things wouldn't be as bad. Undertaker hit it on the head though.
    11-16-10 07:17 PM
  5. kbz1960's Avatar
    Behind.

    Basically because they are on most things even though they are ahead on some.
    11-16-10 07:21 PM
  6. amazinglygraceless's Avatar
    Stasis

    How else to describe a company that keeps repackaging the same phones, giving
    them small tweaks and calling them "new"
    11-16-10 07:23 PM
  7. SevereDeceit's Avatar
    Stasis

    How else to describe a company that keeps repackaging the same phones, giving
    them small tweaks and calling them "new"
    That was enough right there for me to make the switch to Android. I was tired of the 'refreshes' and purchasing a device only to have it be replaced a by a model that it should have been in the first place...
    11-16-10 07:35 PM
  8. the_sandman_454's Avatar
    That was enough right there for me to make the switch to Android. I was tired of the 'refreshes' and purchasing a device only to have it be replaced a by a model that it should have been in the first place...
    Precisely the reason I switched to Android. Stasis is a good choice for RIM. Stagnation would be a other good one I think...
    11-16-10 07:54 PM
  9. T
    Stalwart. Other fad devices come and go, but the RIM platform is tried and true.
    11-16-10 07:56 PM
  10. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    Waterloo'd.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
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    11-17-10 12:39 AM
  11. CrossedFaith's Avatar
    Waterloo'd.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Are you comparing RIM to Napoleon? :P

    As far as the whole one word....Stasis seems best still
    11-17-10 05:10 AM
  12. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Push

    Because they are still the best at it. Why have a big processor/latest/greatest etc phone if the 8707v I bought for 20 on ebay can get my work emails, no exchange/bes, just out of the box imap set up, can still get emails, im, facebook notifications faster?
    11-17-10 05:40 AM
  13. corymcnutt's Avatar
    Slow...too slow in keeping up with the changing times. Memory/processors should be way better than they are now, O/S, Playbook, coming out AFTER Christmas, etc. When are they ever going to be leaders, or even good followers!
    11-17-10 07:07 AM
  14. 67Tucker's Avatar
    Push

    Because they are still the best at it. Why have a big processor/latest/greatest etc phone if the 8707v I bought for 20 on ebay can get my work emails, no exchange/bes, just out of the box imap set up, can still get emails, im, facebook notifications faster?
    Then why are you carrying a 9700?
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    11-17-10 07:14 AM
  15. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Then why are you carrying a 9700?
    The 9700 is my work phone, 8707v is my back up, sits in my car for two weeks on one charge getting my work and gmail emails and the odd phonecall.
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    11-17-10 07:27 AM
  16. 67Tucker's Avatar
    The 9700 is my work phone, 8707v is my back up, sits in my car for two weeks on one charge getting my work and gmail emails and the odd phonecall.
    Good enough.
    11-17-10 08:00 AM
  17. ridesno159's Avatar
    Umm... The best word to describe RIM would be "BlackBerry" that is the main thing they do and make the most money doing.

    Yes, it's the most simple, and boring, answer but isn't that what most everyone thinks of when they here or talk about Research In Motion?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-17-10 08:17 AM
  18. syb0rg's Avatar
    Umm... The best word to describe RIM would be "BlackBerry" that is the main thing they do and make the most money doing.

    Yes, it's the most simple, and boring, answer but isn't that what most everyone, that owns a blackberry, thinks of when they here or talk about Research In Motion?

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    Fixed for you.

    If i had to describe RIM in one word and one word alone.

    Content.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-17-10 08:19 AM
  19. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Good enough.
    A bit off topic but if I read gmail emails or send them from my 9700 they will appear as read on the 8707 and it will get a copy of the sent emails in the messages folder even though it uses OS4.2
    11-17-10 08:51 AM
  20. ridesno159's Avatar
    Fixed for you.

    If i had to describe RIM in one word and one word alone.

    Content.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I get your point but I just think that anyone that knows anything about cellphones knows that RIM makes BlackBerry phones. The random person, in the know, doesn't always realize RIM does enterprise solutions too, and that's what got them started.

    Maybe I watch too much CNBC and Bloomberg, and read too many Wall Street articles though...

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    11-17-10 08:52 AM
  21. syb0rg's Avatar
    I get your point but I just think that anyone that knows anything about cellphones knows that RIM makes BlackBerry phones. The random person, in the know, doesn't always realize RIM does enterprise solutions too, and that's what got them started.

    Maybe I watch too much CNBC and Bloomberg, and read too many Wall Street articles though...

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    I see where you are coming from but a lot of the avg people do not know who Research in Motion is. For example my District Manager carries a 9700, until yesterday he thought Blackberry made the phone, and Research in Motion supplied BES end of things.
    11-17-10 09:04 AM
  22. dcgore's Avatar
    Corporate...
    11-17-10 09:29 AM
  23. Reed McLay's Avatar
    Waterloo'd

    SiliconValleyNorth.

    Our perspective is a little different. Our carriers have us locked into three year contracts, with early upgrade options. That means my state of the art Pearl 8120, way back in '08, will continue to do it's job well while I wait out the Quantum Leap QNX phone.

    I am confidant, there are plenty of very smart people, with their eye on the prize, in the boardroom of Research in Motion.
    11-17-10 10:54 AM
  24. JRSCCivic98's Avatar
    Push

    Because they are still the best at it. Why have a big processor/latest/greatest etc phone if the 8707v I bought for 20 on ebay can get my work emails, no exchange/bes, just out of the box imap set up, can still get emails, im, facebook notifications faster?
    Hey, who can argue with that? 1990's technology using a 1990's email protocol technology.
    11-17-10 11:06 PM
  25. T
    1990's technology has been improved by bloat? That's like when Microsoft thought it improved xp with vista. Suddenly everyone needed one gig of RAM just to idle.
    Last edited by Tnis; 11-17-10 at 11:19 PM.
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    11-17-10 11:16 PM
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