BlackBerry Bold 9900 a month away from launch says RIM co-CEO Lazaridis
The stockholder's meeting also brought forth an admission from RIM that it is not familiar with "pure retail". A group attending the meeting confronted Lazaridis with pictures showing how the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet was getting inferior placement at Best Buy compared with competing tablets like the HTC Flyer, the Apple . The co-CEO admitted that the tablet has had a poor launch. He said that RIM was used to selling BlackBerry devices through a carrier, not directly to stores as it did for the first time ever with the Playbook.
With strong hopes for the BlackBerry 9900 Bold, the executive tried to inspire some confidence in the company. "We will get better," he said.
1. mube (unregistered) posted on 12 Jul 2011, 22:40 3 3
2. christianqwerty posted on 12 Jul 2011, 23:10 4 1
come on BlackBerry, you and Palm were #1 when no one even knew what Android or IOS were. Don't give up
3. vzwbb21 posted on 12 Jul 2011, 23:33 4 1
Love this comment! I agree. So pumped for this device!
4. JameZ209 (unregistered) posted on 13 Jul 2011, 00:05 1 0
They should have released the Storm 3 first, or whatever there calling it these dayz...
6. snowgator posted on 13 Jul 2011, 08:39 1 0
While I am not as excited for these devices as I am for 2012 line up with playbook-style tech, if these are good handsets and sell well, Blackberry can still inspire confidence and wash the bad taste of the last 10 months or so out of their fans mouth. I am still pulling for them.