Indeed, all good points and stuff I personally have seen and am aware of.
RIM ain't perfect. The Forbes article you cite specifically confirms what I mentioned re: corporate world concerns in this area. And indeed, if RIM continues to operate in the same manner as they have been, without making some significant changes, sure, things could go very very badly for them.
Which is one reason why I agreed with the sentiments of the open-letter originally posted in thread 1.
This is like the old "ohhh, the sky is falling" parable because again, I do not see any mass corporate defections away from RIM going on at the moment.
Sure, if things don't change at RIM, and if other companies can indeed offer more compelling, secure, cost-effective and viable platforms and devices, then of course, anything can happen.
But that day ain't today and prolly won't come for years, if ever.
Because this type of sea change presupposes that:
- RIM does absolutely nothing in the interim;
- other companies indeed come up with corporate solutions that beat RIM on every single level and actually can convince conservative IT heads to take a shot at something totally new.
And of course, I agree totally with the conclusion from the Forbes article cited:
"RIM has its own well-defined and sufficiently sizable customer base. If it focuses on appealing to those customers now for all the reasons they became customers in the first place, RIM can have its own Apple moment, reasserting dominance in a very significant market sector."
Bottom line: 7billion people on planet earth...bound to be differences of opinion. Even here on MR
cheers and I am outta this thread...