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RIM says that video will unlikely become the next "killer app"

0. phoneArena 17 Apr 2010, 23:20 posted on

One of the big time players in the smartphone world, RIM, has some doubts about how video will become the “killer app” that will catapult smartphones...

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. tiolawa (Posts: 115; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


This is the second time I have heard the CEO of RIM say something stupid. this may explain why RIM and Blackberry have fallen behind the curve and why more people are switching to Android and Apple.

posted on 18 Apr 2010, 01:15

2. Gawain (Posts: 305; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)


I'm going to have to agree with you as to what Lazaridis is saying. If 4G lives up to the expectations that seem to be getting set, then video will very much be a "killer app". Hell, I browse YouTube on my Storm all the time. A friend of mine with an HTC Imagio loves the digital TV function (though that's different signaling). This guy can't see except what's right in front of his face apparently. As a RIMM shareholder, I'm going to write him and demand that he start thinking before he speaks...this is ridiculous.

posted on 18 Apr 2010, 05:41

3. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


As a Rim shareholder, I recommend you sell and buy Google! lolz

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 00:46

7. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Remember this is the same man who said all-touch phones were a "fad" and it wouldn't catch on, then me makes the storm to satisfy the demand of RIM users leaving for iPhones, Touch Diamonds, etc, so he caves in to make the storm series (which has been very successful)... "Hi Kettle, let me introduce myself. M'names Pot, nice to meet you!"

posted on 18 Apr 2010, 13:52

4. thatdude1 (unregistered)


I agree with tiolawa and gawain. This guy is an idiot twice over.

posted on 18 Apr 2010, 15:01

5. fsjon (Posts: 119; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)


Europe has video calls for the longest of time...and I've never heard of data congestion over there. mind answering me that mr. Lazaridis??

posted on 19 Apr 2010, 00:12

6. Jojofromdabay (Posts: 39; Member since: 06 Apr 2010)


Years ahead is the key statement you just made. I am waiting for all this stuff to start to come out because the U.S.A is hella late I should be able to host a 3 way video convo on my cell phone by now and we should be on 5G technology not 4G. Every carrier should have decent calling not as many drops as they have not including metro because they just dont have the power yet ..

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