I’ve been an avid Blackberry user for quite a while, and i’ve recently become.. I hate to say it. An Apple fan. Before some people take that too far, i’m a fan of IOS devices. I still hate Mac OS. But that’s a different story.
Rim just announced that they are going to be launching two new tablets this year. another 7″ model, and a 10″ model. This frustrates me greatly.
Rim from day one has really had a superior tablet in terms of hardware. But the basically useless software limited them from becoming the leader they thought they could be. I love the navigation, I love the cameras, but with no apps, it’s a paper weight.
We’re still waiting for OS 2.0 to come out for the existing tablet, so why launch another tablet?
In comparison, Apple is rumored, to be launching their ipad3 in early march, and possibly an ipad 4 towards Christmas, right around when the iphone 5 will come out as well.
Hopefully some restructure comes down the pipe internally, these just seem like some really bad decisions being made with no clear path, constantly missing deadlines and generally letting their customer base down.
If Rim can make it another 2 years i’ll be very surprised, they are literally missing the boat, and I think this is their last shot at the market. Hopefully they can get it right!