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RIM's new CEO says all Android phones are "the same" and RIM is "on the right path."


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Migrated from Original Forum. Originally Posted 31 January 2012

 

 

I read the blog entry RIM CEO talks about Android, needs a reality check by Edgar Cervantes and thought it was hilarious. I'm not sure if his words were twisted or if the RIM CEO really has his head up his hind end.

 

OK, Android: Rezound - Beats Audio, Evo 3D - 3D HTC Sense, Razr Maxx - Huge battery motoblur, Galaxy Nexus - Curved design ICS pure android, Galaxy S2 - Touchwiz huge brilliant screen, Galaxy Note - blurs the line between tablet and phone, Motorola Admiral - physical keyboard sprint direct connect, Casio G'zOne Commando - Durable Milspec, Droid 3 - Slider physical Keyboard, there are also flip phones, dual screen phones, recycled phones etc.

 

Blackberry: Physical keyboard brick, physical keyboard slider, touchscreen w/o physical keyboard. Wow, lots of variety.

 

I really don't think I have seen much change in RIM's lineup, ever. I don't know what he was thinking, but Android is not the OS to pick on if you want to say something is all the same. Maybe Windows Phone since there hasn't been many released. You could make an agruement that iPhone offers no variety but nobody says anything about iPhone without being killed. This doesn't make me optimistic about the future of RIM.

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Migrated from Original Forum. Originally Posted 31 January 2012

 

There was another article out the other day commenting on how Lazaridis mentored the new CEO since he came on board in 2007. This explains a lot on why he's trying to implement the same plan that has been in place. He's drank the Kool-Aid and become a believer. He's going to have to become his own man and make a decision on what direction he wants RIM to go or his legacy will be he was just a puppet who's strings were being pulled by the board.

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Migrated from Original Forum. Originally Posted 31 January 2012

 

That whole company is drinking the Kool-Aid it seems. How are you going to mentor your "fresh CEO" for 5 years and expect anything to change. They made the right decision by ousting the former CEOs, but they would have been much better off getting a completely new, untainted face in there.

 

RIM is doomed.

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Migrated from Original Forum. Originally Posted 1 February 2012

 

Execution will be the key. If this new guy drops the ball or BBX10 doesn't work flawlessly or support email or BBM or if the hardware doesn't WOW everyone or if BB doesn't sink a lot of $ to market this (assuming everything works) or if nobody shows up to the party..Hmmm? Looks like a lot of things can go wrong. Your right - Doomed.

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