RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has a whole team examining iOS and Android devices
1. drahmad (Posts: 480; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)
good. but.....................................just catching up to competition wont work, i guess. You need to leap....
6. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Why you got thumbs Down? what you say its true being as good ad the competition is not helping wp and I don't think rim has that much money to burn
10. PimpStrong (Posts: 310; Member since: 25 Jul 2011)
I can't see the thumbs down either. I agree.
11. messiah (Posts: 438; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)
Um... Thorsten is basing his market research on his two kids, not what 75.6% of the user base is enjoying about the two lead os. What a dumb ass
18. digicon (Posts: 121; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)
Ok . Where do you work ? . . McDonalds I suppose . . .
21. XiphiasGladius (Posts: 813; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
Because kids can tinker any device that they can hold better than any adults. I know you know that fact right. . .
12. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)
Although I'm not the source of your thumbs down, I do think it would be a major step if RIM got to the level of Android and iOS. Of course that won't save them, but if RIM can get on their level, they'd be able to debut some awesome devices. Passing them...I'm not sure that's going to happen.
13. TKFox007 (Posts: 303; Member since: 02 Nov 2010)
They need a quantum leap is what they need
4. rashod (Posts: 13; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)
I think Blackberry is good for the fashion and business people those who have trow money,
7. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)
Ha! Most BB cost around the same or less than most its android competition
5. bigdawg23 (Posts: 449; Member since: 25 May 2011)
Clearly based on the technology they are putting in the BB they must be examining the iPhone 3G and G1 as what to compete against. I mean really its 2012 and they still do not have a dual core processor phone or a decent camera.
8. Jericho (unregistered)
Blackberry is has a class of its own. Blackberry does't need dual core neither does iphone nor windows phone its just because websites(not only phonearena) like these that tell you in thier reviews and articles that the hardware is outdated. What do you wanna do on a dual core when your single core gives you the same performance as dual core. Examples would be whether you like it or not single core processor windows phone/iphone is much smoother than android's dual core its all about the software(which fools like you don't want) not the hardware(which show off people like you guys want)
14. speckledapple (Posts: 892; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
I think this may be a problem because if a whole team is working on the competition and figuring out what makes them popular, then where is the vision for blackberry from the CEO? If this was done before, blackberry would not be in the current position its in ( at least with general public perception about their devices).
15. snowgator (Posts: 3583; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
I kinda agree. Isn't Blackberry's entire problem that they are running in place? Why not examine your position, and work from your strengths, but see where you want your products to be? Maybe we just need to give this guy a chance. RIM still has a lot of loyal customers and a ton of cash reserves.
16. Doakie (Posts: 2005; Member since: 06 May 2009)
I'm sorta blown away by the backlash in comments. I think too many companies trudge along not knowing the environment they're competing in. Having full teams who analyse the competition is a great idea. I wish more companies focused on the things that makes their competitors great, took those ideas and combined them then tried to improve on them. Any company who does that is bound for success.
17. toystore (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
Blackberry Didn’t lose any market , All Andorid and iOS user are coming from future phone. Because Future phone was holding major portion of phone market before iOS and android came they all move to Andorid or iOS. Android and iOS user feel that their device is awesome because they didn’t use blackberry (or Smartphone ) in past. A kid get a toy that he never use before….. Its Awesome Dad…!!!
19. tluv00 (Posts: 134; Member since: 18 Oct 2007)
From another article on him:
"Just take a look where the Android OEMs are," he said, saying that there's "no room for differentiation" because all of the Android devices are the same."
Interesting perspective coming from the CEO of a company whose devices all look the same, personally dropped the companies stock 13% with his introduction video and whose 2012 road map look like their 2011 (and probably even their 2010) road maps.
20. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Im feeling good about the new CEO, this type of change is just what is needed, I will definitely consider BB10 for my next device, depending on how it turns out.