re: RIM Shows New BlackBerry Hardware Design
BB10 hasn't just been delayed from late 2012 as the article states, but also from late 2011 and early 2012. This, therefor, is the third delay, comprising an entire year. Possibly, if it did arrive in late 2011, in good condition, it would have stood a fair chance. But a year later just has it competing with systems that are even more entrenched. For example, the iPhone has pushed it from the number one spot in corporations. Where will it be in the several months it will take to get this out?
They keep talking about security, as though this was the be all and end all. But studies have shown that most corporations, and even government agencies don't now take advantage of all the security features of the BB. Meanwhile iOS and even Android have been improving their security. Corporate is now a lost cause for RIM. Consumers don't need these features, and wouldn't use them if they did.
They are missing the holiday shopping season, which Heinz dismisses as though it doesn't matter, stating that their partners prefer them to, in a blatant lie. It is similar to the one Lazarius told us in early 2012 when pushing the introduction back to the late year, explaining that they were waiting for a "chip" for their phones, and that otherwise, the OS was ready.
Who is going to believe RIM anymore? Their Playbook intro was a major disaster, and still is, giving transparent excuses as to why it needed to be tethered to a BB phone for basic needs such as mail and contacts.
Whatever this will be, even assuming it does arrive in the first quarter of 2013, it will end up being too little and too late.