02-05-2012 06:27 PM
Remember NORTEL, they had tons of great products, but It went down because the upper mamagement were crooks. I believe some were charged with fraud? Is RIM upper management the same?
02-05-2012 06:29 PM
02-05-2012 10:49 PM
True but Blackberry is in some heavy competition, both in the tech field and in the political field and they have made some very strategic errors in those areas and in their marketing. The Playbook could have been a winner but they tried to ride the fence and that is never a good move if you are trying to set the pace.
02-06-2012 02:32 AM
RIM holds many of the patents that are being used by other manufactures, and is collecting royalties from many of their products. This is something that has been sometimes mentioned in the news. You have to consider that RIM is the pioneer in PDA and Smartphone technology.
As for marketing, I have to fully agree that RIM made some huge mistakes. The biggest on was not having a properly prepared software for a terrific tablet device. They kept behind in what the general users wanted in a phone.
They still have a chance to fix all of this if they get their act together in a proper fashion.
02-07-2012 07:39 AM
02-07-2012 10:02 AM
02-08-2012 07:28 AM
I have an iPad and a Playbook. The iPad lasts _way_ longer without charging. And it has not turned into a brick over the past year like my Playbook did in less than a week. I used it on the plane flying to Singapore and loved it, took a bunch of notes which I now fear I've lost. I like the Playbook a lot but it is _very_ frustrating that so many people have had the same problem and RIM seems to want to ignore it. I didn't bring my wall charger on this trip because every other mobile device I've used for the past several years (Palm, ipod, iphone, ipad etc.) work fine charging from the computer.
This problem is lame beyond belief. And I actually "like" the playbook (or should I call it PlayBroke?).
02-08-2012 12:02 PM
Its sure not the slickest, if RIM doesn't come through with there so called Updates by the end of FEB as they have been promissing my Playbook will be gone, I doubt we will see RIM do anything to make major improvements
02-08-2012 01:03 PM