Comments on: Tablets could offer Research-in-Motion a second act http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/12/09/tablets-could-offer-research-in-motion-a-second-act/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: sunblizzard http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/12/09/tablets-could-offer-research-in-motion-a-second-act/#comment-385185 Fri, 17 Dec 2010 17:35:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=23526#comment-385185 14.2 million units is impressive, 5.1M _new_ accounts is even more impressive, with all the talk about how android will kill’em all

took a look at the Q results and the R&D expenditure was about 40% higher than a year ago; some shorters try to make people think that RIM has somehow suddenly stopped innovating :-) as if hTC or Samsung or Apple _can_ and RIM (being, ya know, canadian and a dinosaur for that) can not :-)

just curious what products they’ll introduce next !

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By: sunblizzard http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/12/09/tablets-could-offer-research-in-motion-a-second-act/#comment-385182 Fri, 17 Dec 2010 17:12:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=23526#comment-385182 @anamericancynic
14.2 million people this quarter (of which 5.1M new customers) and over 100M worldwide are not of your opinion;

were RIM in the wrong to “think that they can deliver a great consumer driven device”, what’s in it for you? why not let them fool themselves and crush, if you hate them so much?

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By: anamericancynic http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/12/09/tablets-could-offer-research-in-motion-a-second-act/#comment-385070 Tue, 14 Dec 2010 01:59:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=23526#comment-385070 RIM never understood how to deliver a great product to their customers, they delivered a product that their customers could use and businesses thought benign enough to buy. That is why they are being knocked out by Apple and Android. That being said, how in the heck do they think they can deliver a great consumer driven device such as a tablet? I highly doubt it.

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By: charlesv http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/12/09/tablets-could-offer-research-in-motion-a-second-act/#comment-385063 Mon, 13 Dec 2010 20:43:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=23526#comment-385063 http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/22  /why-att-wants-to-keep-the-iphone-away- from-verizon/

The last paragraph answers your question.

Also, unfortunately, in modern society flashy phones and brands take precedence over superior networks/operating systems….

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pq Zg&feature=related

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By: ashwinkn http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/12/09/tablets-could-offer-research-in-motion-a-second-act/#comment-385060 Mon, 13 Dec 2010 19:13:38 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=23526#comment-385060 Well, in the case of Apple and the iPhone, it was that AT&T allowed Apple to run it’s own App Store and the iTunes Store, and to have Apple handle both the merchandising and the support. Otherwise, AT&T would be selling music and apps. In the case of Verizon and Motorola with the Droid. Verizon spent tons of money marketing it for them, which they wouldn’t have done without exclusivity. Neither iPhone or Android would have been able to succeed without carrier exclusivity. In the case of the Torch, AT&T probably is paying a huge subsidy for both the handsets and marketing.

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By: Upstate184 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2010/12/09/tablets-could-offer-research-in-motion-a-second-act/#comment-385058 Mon, 13 Dec 2010 17:33:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=23526#comment-385058 I would love to read an article that explains how phone companies perceive consumer priorities when chosing a phone. For me personally, I am not going to switch networks to get access to a particular phone. I would rather switch to something running the Android operating system and stay on Verizon’s (what seems to me) superior network than switch to AT&T to stay with Blackberry in the form of a Torch. Does anyone have any info on the motivations for phone manufacturers to limit their markets by being exclusive on certain networks?

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