BGR has an interesting article covering an “open-letter” from an anonymous RIM executive to its CEOs. It’s quite a read but this part stood out.
“Let’s obsess about what is best for the end user. We often make product decisions based on strategic alignment, partner requests or even legal advice — the end user doesn’t care. We simply have to admit that Apple is nailing this and it is one of the reasons they have people lining up overnight at stores around the world, and products sold out for months. These people aren’t hypnotized zombies, they simply love beautifully designed products that are user centric and work how they are supposed to work. Android has a major weakness — it will always lack the simplicity and elegance that comes with end-to-end device software, middleware and hardware control. We really have a great opportunity to build something new and “uniquely BlackBerry” with the QNX platform.”
I admit that Apple and iOS certainly began the major bleeding but hasn’t Android’s rise largely impacted their business? Their market share really seemed to start dropping in early 2010, shortly after the OG Droid launched and continues to do so. I’m not asking as, or for a fanboy point of view, just what you honestly think.
Link to article:
Open letter to BlackBerry bosses: Senior RIM exec tells all as company crumbles around him