RIM CEO Disses Android Devices, Saying They "are all the same"

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  1. cereal killer

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    CEO Thorsten Heins has just taken over the reigns at RIM and he has not wasted any time insulting the competition. When asked about the incessant articles that suggest RIM should build on Android, Heins recoiled and said "Just take a look where the Android OEMs are. I leave this to you. Take a look at their recent announcements and what you will immediately see is there is just no room for differentiation because they are all the same." Those are some fighting words, and it could be argued that the Waterloo based company should be careful throwing stones while living in their glass house.

    Is this a fair assessment or should Thorsten clean up his own backyard first before calling out others?

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    Rim! Lol
     
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    Someone needs to tell this idiot all BB are the same. Hell they have ones that look like ones from 5 years ago. Ooooo they change from a trackball to trackpad. They finally put in hardware specs to match the G1. He needs to realize its 2012 and not 2007.
     
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    and blackberries aren't? LMAO...they're just mad because they're about to lose the market to android.
     
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    He's just scared of the Android platform. He know's Android will soon take over the world!

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    Every BB is the same pos....lol
     
  7. droidxd00d

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    Lmao so hypocritical coming from RIM. I can't tell any BB devices apart to save my life.

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    Well he's right about one thing. RIM devices are different from each other and from android. Why? Cause they all suck and fail in different unique ways! Can anyone say battery pull?

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    Someone should tell him that every mobile OS that's not running on a BlackBerry is the same...in that they're all blowing RIM out of the water. I'm in IT and I have one for work and even we're getting ready to switch them all out for Android devices. I've talked to other IT individuals at our customer locations and they are doing the same. RIM simply has ZERO edge anymore. It's amazing they haven't gone bankrupt and taken to hustling their phones on the street.
     
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    Yet another example of a CEO who just doesn't get it. The board should fire him immediately. But they won't and he'll direct RIM straight into the ground.
     
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    This dude is an absolute clown. He's just pissed he took over a failing company with no ways to regain it's previous dominance...they're done. A CEO is supposed to be smarter than this idiot tho. Hypocrite, look at YOUR company's product line before taking shots at others who are worlds above you. Your products are garbage, look like crap, could be designed by an elementary school classroom. How about creating some REAL innovation That's relevant to 2012? *
    Hopefully this joke gets fired, ran into the ground bankrupt, and is never able to find another job, even minimum wage. Morons like this are the ones who end up costing hundreds and/or thousands of people their jobs cuz of his inability to think logically. What do the idiots at rim even see in this disgrace of a human to begin with? I would've just slapped him in the face during the interview!!

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