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  • Research In Motion Sets A Date [View article]
    February device release is more likely to append. Production seems started already and RIM executives forecast a "within 30 days" delay (http://onforb.es/TKWxAM).
    Implication ? Only one (pretty) bad quarter to go, instead of 2.
    Nov 15 06:11 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RIM's New Handset - Why I Am Skeptical [View article]
    @J.M : some fresh news about QNX now (w/ video) : http://bit.ly/TZgUMW
    Nov 14 05:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Told You So: RIM's Warning And Path To Demise [View article]
    @gutone @ galaxy ...
    insightful. lol
    Nov 14 05:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RIM's New Handset - Why I Am Skeptical [View article]
    Let me be the devil's advocate. BB10 delays have been caused by this; it takes time to integrate a team within a strong (security) culture company such as RIM (therefore the global restructuring). It was the price to pay to ensure the reliability of the whole platform (back-end -> devices including smartphones) and the consistency of multi-directional interactions.
    Remember T.H words "we must first install the plumbing" <= THIS was 2011/2012 challenge and took a while (PlayBook paid the high price for that). Now the plumbing is set, BB10 can open the taps. :)
    Nov 14 04:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RIM's New Handset - Why I Am Skeptical [View article]
    @J.M you may find useful to read what "tech planet" thinks about it.
    I choose for you one well balanced article, not 100% pro RIM (rare lol). It is IMHO a good source of comprehension of what BB10 has to offer. [please ignore carefully the March-Misek syndrome ;-)]

    http://bit.ly/W5Qpmo

    Additionally, you might have a more enthusiastic (and more recent) view here : http://bit.ly/X49bAS
    Nov 13 01:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RIM's New Handset - Why I Am Skeptical [View article]
    Sounds clear and encouraging :).
    "scalded cat fears cold water", I can understand that.
    What I can testify of - as a developer but also after a whole year monitoring each and every move RIM makes - is that Mister Heins and his team are serious people. They just proved (after an observation round of 2-3 months) they can handle the company restructuring + The whole platform (Back-end to devices+OS) recast + Customer raise + Cash salvation ... all in a row.

    Any manager - even in a healthy company - that will succeed this (remember, no one was giving M. Heins a chance, at first) will hit the CEO's press headlines a gain tremendous respect.

    T.H is on a boat in the middle of the ocean, facing the storm ... and he succeeded : they are delivering ON.TIME. (caps for bold, not shouting :)).
    But I believe we have to wait until BlackBerry 10 becomes a success ... then, the Heins erra will enter marketing books ... eventually.
    Nov 13 01:19 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RIM's New Handset - Why I Am Skeptical [View article]
    @J.M : "But BB10 is not QNX. It is built on top of QNX." Well, I partially disagree with that; many QNX devices have (G)U.I (and wikipedia is often approximative).

    That's not my point, anyway. You Exact sentence is missing the good ending. When RIM bought QNX, he didn't bought a software ... he bought an enterprise and (almost) all the talents inside. In BB10 Case, these particular talents have build BB10. As a natural extension of another device range. Note how similar (for instance) QNX cars infotainement UIs are with current PlayBook and future BB10 devices. That'll be a nice start point.

    So I believe the proper sentence would be "(But) BB10 is not (only) QNX. It is built on top of QNX that has been visually enhanced by its conceptors to meet mobile needs and secure back-end connectivity."
    Nov 13 01:07 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • RIM's New Handset - Why I Am Skeptical [View article]
    @J.M Manness

    If ever - by chance or function - you had one BB10 Dev Alpha device in hands for at least 10 minutes, then you'll get how I feel frustrated when I read this type of article. I believe you'll have to wait next Q1 to compare with what appears to be your current device of choice. I sincerely believe you'll be very surprised.

    On the OS front, I believe FIPS and carriers certifications can validly state this is a valuable OS. BB10 is the very first mobile OS ever to be FIPS certified before launch ... others (only BlackBerry's for native builds) being after launch.

    On the quality front, the two first device will be high-end (flagships) ones. I personally feel more impressed by (confident in) the build quality of my naked Bold 9900 than by a ip5 in shell ... In a former post I explained how often I made crash tests (in real life, with my paid device) with ip competitors; none ever accepted to reproduce the simple "drop on the table naked" test.
    Nov 12 02:06 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RIM (RIMM +0.8%) will finally launch its long-delayed BlackBerry 10 platform on January 30, along with the first two devices to use the new OS. RIM will carry out simultaneous launch events in multiple countries. (PR[View news story]
    And now, ladies and gentlemen, fasten your seat belts.
    Nov 12 08:56 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Buy Into The RIM Story? [View article]
    sry my first sentence might be misleading. Please read "Sales of HTML5-compatible phones are expected to exceed 1 billion in 2013"
    Nov 12 07:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Buy Into The RIM Story? [View article]
    @Systembolaget:
    BB10 is already in carrier's hands and FIPS certified. This is by no mean what some call a "vaporware". It is real, it will be ready Q1 2013 and will bring new perception of mobile device usage and capabilities.

    P.S : lol, 1 like ... Marcap's ?
    Nov 12 05:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Buy Into The RIM Story? [View article]
    @Marcap "So if we assume for a moment that security is not a major concern for most users"
    It's just the repeated "secure ENOUGH" argument. Now, just replace secure concept by privacy, especially in the BYOD environment, and you'll get a better vision of what the future market is about.
    Security is an Enterprise concern, while privacy is customers oriented. BB10/BES10 will revolutionize this. 1 single device to "do what we grant" (Enterprises vision) AND "do what you want" (Customer vision) against the current "1 device for work and another for personal use". This is drastic change.
    Nov 12 05:52 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Buy Into The RIM Story? [View article]
    @aadams111 RIM has made the choice of being vertical. From back-end to devices, they are proprietary of the software.

    The google Android track may have offered a "breathe of fresh air" but would have involved RIM as the n-th Android player. As of date, we know that only Samsung succeeded this and all others are loosing money each and every device they sell.

    RIM has mixed its position by adding a "compatibility box" into BB10 that allows developers to port their Android applications into their AppWorld and - finally - gain $ with their work. While it will not be universal, it allows a very vast number of apps to be ported in hours/days and will result in a large number of additional apps to be ready at launch.

    More than ever, I believe RIM has made the proper choice.
    Nov 12 05:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is It Time To Buy Into The RIM Story? [View article]
    @bobitza77 while we can forecast the mobile market to rise approx. 1 Billion users by next year (date to date), I'm always surprised of any technical analysis stating that there will only be 2 spots available. Current situation with appl and Samsung duopoly may last for a while, as they somehow bring innovation and captured users into their ecosystems. But what about newcomers ? If they find a new device "sexy" (Joes) or "Efficient" (Companies), they will adopt it and set the "new hype".

    Then - unless they bring innovation on the market - heavy weight champions will stand on the top for a while, until their devices/Os become deprecated in users perception (the RIM syndrome).

    All this "marketing washing machine" will, IMHO result in a more equitable repartition of the market, so that we could have up to 5 leaders spots, with a very frequent position swap, prerequisite being the credibility of the company; RIM has that (back).
    Nov 12 05:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is RIM Still In The Game? [View article]
    @MArcap, you're talking about the "connected" features of one (major) car manufacturer. Onstar is a feature/service that uses the QNX powered device but, I believe, has nothing to do with RIM.

    So there's no reason they have any incidence on the price car manufacturers pay for QNX powered devices. I'll ask a QNX expert and I'll be back (unless he will comment right here).
    Nov 11 12:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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