1. pseudo7's Avatar
    Business Insider compiled a list of some of the wacky quotes that came from RIM's co-CEOs "while Apple and Android ate their lunch." Balsillie's first reaction to the iPhone is my favorite:

    Yeah on the iPhone touch, I mean I dont know, we do a lot of focused groups in what we do, theres a lot of market research in what we do, we had a lot of market research from our customers in the markets on what the market expects from a solution.

    However, there has been some debate previous on graffiti and different touch and tactility things and [mechanical] vulnerability costs and battery kind of things and tactility things. I think the best thing will be that for these things to just get in to market and get going, and its just theres just so many dimensions in our space happen sometimes people over define the category like its all about for so at last its all about the keyboard or its all about some input mechanism or its all about music play or something.

    And I think its a bit of multi-dimensional, it is a lot of multi-dimensional conversion space that we play in and it tends to be iterative and evolutionary. My experience is one person may be make a baby in nine months, nine people cant make a baby in one month. But who knows may be some natural constructs can be shifted and well have to revive those views and they can shorten these realities. But I think the best thing, the good thing is this, there is a lot of attention to this space, its growing the space, its validating extensions to the space. On a leadership positions, we see the growth current and really keep it up and meant some go in the future. And thats really what I focus on. I am not really want to play a gamesmanship, my input mechanisms funkier than your input mechanism.

    Were really focused on compelling user experience the highly aligned relationships with the carriers and a tremendous amount of channel support and service support and care, and application extension, because our experience is there is a lot of heavy lifting there. And beyond that I cant say as I really pay that much attention to all these little dynamics because it doesnt help me, help my customers and help and channels more and so let it be what it will be.

    In terms of pricing of (inaudible) Curve sometimes they do special promos for new products, sometime they are slightly lower cost structure for us to make them. A lot of good carriers special programs and positioning, they excited and see an opportunity and sometime cause things for us and you also can see it kind of service plan they bundle to it and that kind of ads they allow to it. So, and different piece of hardware priced differently in different markets for us so, but the 8800 is a little more expensive in the Curve but its delightful to see the carriers pricing the Curve so aggressively because, my experience is when they do this it should actually takes two or three months for the momentum to really sort of kick in the gear.

    So if you start doing stuff like that in May, you generally start to really, the channel as we get bigger are kind of slow train are coming but comes sort of midish August, they really start gathering speed and then you can ride that through the back to school and the sort of Christmas kind of phase so, thats we are pleased to see it and I dont know if the 8800 thatll shift that way maybe, maybe not, theres just so many different programs and so many strategies. Its hard for me to sort of generalize it all.
    All The Dumb Things RIM's CEOs Said While Apple And Android Ate Their Lunch
    09-18-11 08:07 PM
  2. DannyAves's Avatar
    That is sad, but then again you can take any quotes out of context and make them sound like whatever you wish, so you never know.
    09-18-11 08:40 PM
  3. Economist101's Avatar
    That is sad, but then again you can take any quotes out of context and make them sound like whatever you wish, so you never know.
    True, except those quotes were responses to questions about RIM's response to the iPhone, so the context is virtually identical to the thread title.
    09-18-11 09:00 PM
  4. BBThemes's Avatar
    to add some additional context to the quote `while apple n android ate their lunch` would be apt, if this quote wasnt from before the arrival of android lol
    09-18-11 09:17 PM
  5. Tre Lawrence's Avatar
    to add some additional context to the quote `while apple n android ate their lunch` would be apt, if this quote wasnt from before the arrival of android lol
    The article the OP quoted has quite a few, uh, interesting quotes that span the last few years, so the Android and Apple reference is very fitting.

    Don't read if you're easily embarrassed: All The Dumb Things RIM's CEOs Said While Apple And Android Ate Their Lunch
    09-18-11 10:49 PM
  6. KQ9's Avatar
    09-18-11 11:20 PM
  7. Tre Lawrence's Avatar

    Equally funny, although, in all fairness, Bill didn't seem befuddled by the competition when he *supposedly* said it.
    09-18-11 11:55 PM
  8. XPEH's Avatar
    I thought some of the quotes in the OP's link were hilarious. Sad that they come from RIM, but funny and messed up nonetheless.
    09-20-11 03:28 PM
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