RIM imposes a six-day work week for employees developing BlackBerry 10
0. phoneArena 06 Jul 2012, 08:03 posted on
Many of RIM's employees in Ottawa now have to work six days a week and will have their summer vacations limited. The company's headquarters in Ottawa is the primary spot where the new software is being brewed, so all of that extra effort will go into developing and finalizing the BlackBerry 10 platform...
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2. OptimusOne (Posts: 694; Member since: 22 May 2012)
atleast rim is trying to stay on schedule
atleast they are doing something
6. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Mandatory six day work weeks are a sign of desperation. Sounds like BB10 is not ready for prime time. Even the Emperor is starting to realize they are wearing no clothes.
I wonder who between Nokia and RIM will see their stock reach the magical $0.99/sare price first?
14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
It is a hard choice. Nokia is closer to the magical number, but RIM is missing deadlines and everything I read about them is negative. Even the RIM fans aren't rushing to RIM's defense.
3. sonisoe (Posts: 386; Member since: 06 May 2009)
despite rim's unbeatable bis, more and more people are leaving them everyday, so while their new OS no doubt is going to be fantastic, it wont be enough to win over former and new users hearts... rim needs a full-blown come back...os, hardware, and apps... apps will take time of course, but no excuse for the first two....
4. mikeguy1981 (Posts: 82; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)
I recently was talking to my wife about blackberry, more in particular her blackberry phone she had. Whats interesting and I think the rest of the globe would side the same way is that she told me how much she loved her blackberry and she was addicted to it. There was a time when all she would buy is a blackberry. But since apple and android devices came out she realized how much better they were and is addicted to android and her itouch. Basically RIM fell short and her addiction went elsewhere. now being addicted to this format of devices why would she return to blackberry. She tells me she wouldnt no matter how good future blackberry devices are. I think the rest of the comunity most likley feels about the same. once addicted but not anymore. blackberrys following of loyal customers has moved on. kinda sad but I hope for RIMs success.
8. snowgator (Posts: 3394; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
It seems like 2 lifetimes ago, but my Wife was like yours. She wanted a BlackBerry or nothing. Showed her one large screened phone (I think it was the Samsung Infuse), and she wanted nothing more to do with RIM. I was actually excited about the 2nd Gen Torch vertical slider. Sad to say I am sure I would put RIM somewhere behind a used WebOS device and maybe just ahead of Bada in my pecking order of OS preference.....
9. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
There are soo many similar stories to what you just shared about your wife. I was a Curve 8330 addict until I tried the X. Then it was buh-bye RIM. And that is the problem for RIM - the pool of addicts is shrinking to way below critical mass. Their addicts have moved on. Even the U.S. govt. has moved on.
5. xtroid2k (Posts: 509; Member since: 11 Jan 2010)
There seems to be a cloud if mystery around RIM. I hope they can get back on their feet. I had the infamous bb storm. I Never expected in a million years RIM would lose to a search engine and a niche computer manufacturer.
7. jove39 (Posts: 1500; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
I personally prefer to work extra two hours daily and sometime nights...when close to build release :)
10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Do you like to work 6 days a week? How about 6 days a week for the next 9 months? Somehow, I doubt it. Reading between the lines, BB10 is nowhere near ready for prime time with this announcement.
11. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 569; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
How many man hours does it take to produce the next press release for the next 4 month delay of BB10?
12. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
That press release will be the one that announces RIM's decision to be merged into some other company, file for bankruptcy protection or declare a liquidating dividend.
15. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 569; Member since: 20 Apr 2010)
It took Blackberry over a year just to add email to the Playbook.