RIM: yet more losses, job cuts, BlackBerry 10 delayed until Q1 2013

By Leeky · 10 replies
Jun 29, 2012
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  1. Research in Motion's situation has taken another dramatic turn after last night's earning call to investors revealed its urgently needed and potentially lifesaving BlackBerry 10 OS will be delayed. The Canadian firm also reported huge losses for the first financial……

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  2. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Research in Mourning.

    It's over. The iPhone 5 will come in October, just like the new Windows Phone 8 hardware. Windows 8 and Lion will also have aligned releases; Microsoft and Apple will push these two ecosystems really hard. I really don't see how will RIM make a come back months and months as after all this. Especially considering we'll be seeing quad-core Windows Phones, and the new Nexus phone with Jelly Bean will be out by then.
  3. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 3,797   +117

    Aye, I cannot for the life of me understand why RIM would want to push BB10 against the iPhone 5, Windows 8 or the heap of quad-core flagship Android smartphones running 4.1 by the time they even launch a phone. Its just going to be a massacre of giant proportions.

    If RIM wants to survive it HAS to get budget and mid-range handsets out worldwide as well as top-end versions. It'll never beat the established iOS/Android ecosystems, it doesn't stand a chance. And if they want that to work, it MUST release BB10 in these market segments.

    I just don't get it.
  4. This is what append when you sit back and watch the future unfold in front of you without doing anything. Bye Bye RIM.
  5. yep! exactly what the guest above said. They sat on their hands and thought no one could touch them...well, they were wrong. Because of that they're no longer relevant.
  6. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    Put this into perspective:

    Apple has released almost SIX iterations of iOS, Android EIGHT, and Windows Phone FIVE (I consider putting the 20 year old Windows NT kernel in a phone worth two releases), and RIM has only released the mediocre BB 7 a year ago.

    We are talking about 4 to 5 years since the iPhone was unveiled of little to no development. What the hell have they been doing? Now they need another year to make BB10 competitive. And what's funny is that even after it's released, new iterations of the aforementioned platforms will be on the pipeline.
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  7. In my country, blackberry is a must if you don't want left by society (sigh)
    I know it's silly, but it's a fact.. without BB then you would be labeled as "you're so yesterday", and they DIDN'T know that BB (maybe) is on the brink of death.. *LoL
  8. yawn.

    I'd take my "boring / yesterday" BB handset any day over new "rubbish" being pushed by "innovators".

    Than you very much.
  9. Google and Apple have yet to master the art of corporate deployment & management, having a BES server linked to your Exchange server and be able to issue handsets very quickly with the same software and settings on it is a big plus for weary IT departments -- deploy iPads one at a time and must link to iTunes for downloads/updates/everything (open up firewalls to access iTunes servers). No thanks, I'll stick with BES/RIM until something proper comes along, or I have no choice if they fold/leave the business.

    Closed eco-systems are not what businesses want.
  10. It's articles like this which spread FUD and talk companies like RIM into a decline.
  11. supertech

    supertech TS Member Posts: 84   +10

    I'm a stockholder in this company and highly disappointed and see no future @ RIM. No new innovation and continued lack of new products and delays after delays.

    I love my iPhone and think it is one of the best products in the market.

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