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  • Research In Motion - Possible $43 Stock Price In 12 Months? [View article]
    wow, Marcap, I salute your listening to previous remarks some of us have been writing here (no bashing intended). Glad to read balanced arguments here; you're right, all is about BB10 (and BES10) success.
    Those who have the chance to sport a Dev Alpha and/or to develop for BB10 are 90% enthusiast about it. I can understand videos, mockups and texts are not enough to convince everyone.

    Nevertheless the carriers massively supporting BB10 launch is a strong signal that BB10 is at least capable to reach current state of the art. They won't support it if it wasn't ... And Misek finally got that.
    Nov 21 05:44 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Research In Motion - Possible $43 Stock Price In 12 Months? [View article]
    nope, was "underperform" and $5. Basically he DOUBLED his target.
    Nov 21 05:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Research In Motion Sets A Date [View article]
    @Marcap: it's somehow funny how your angle vary depending on the objective you serve. You were previously a defender of "RIM should have adopted Android", which is exactly the "catch-up" strategy.

    Building another platform was the other one. "no follow: innovate".
    This had been initiated years before T. Heins took the wheel. While the former two CEO's failed to execute on time, they did set the strategic fundamentals the "new RIM" is applying now.

    You have no idea what BB10 is, as you never had it operate in your hands. I did, some others did too. Ask them how they fell; you'll get some idea of what the comparizon with current OSes is.
    Nov 17 09:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • RIM's New Handset - Why I Am Skeptical [View article]
    Yes it is somehow. Mixed between "too big too fast" and "we are kings". Result = bad move and corporation deprecation (+ individuals hurt by job loss - certainly not least in my perception).

    Yet while very poorly executed, they had the vision of what is happening today (QNX, platform, vertical). They do deserve (severe) blaming but one has to remember that if RIM is back and successful, they also took their part of it.
    Nov 17 09:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • RIM's New Handset - Why I Am Skeptical [View article]
    @infektu sure I'm not. I'm a 3X BBjam in a year guy ;). Just tried to explain w/ "big names" for general audience.
    Nov 17 09:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BlackBerry 10: Too Little, Too Late [View article]
    do not feed ... oh dammit, I just did.
    Nov 15 06:00 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • RIM's New Handset - Why I Am Skeptical [View article]
    @J.M appl HTML5 support is pretty poor as of date (compared to BB10 browser let's say at least 25% less compliant). Yet, flash support is still present (and updated) on BB10.
    Nov 15 09:43 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 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
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