On RIM and Blackberry death, Playbook resurrection and stupid analysts all around
And now they introduced Playbook, so tomorrow they are at the top of the heap again?
For FFSakes. I’m shortening ‘course I don’t want to swear. Is this what passes for analysis today? Even among respectable banker figures/analysts ?
(I hope the name comes from anal, not analysis).
Cause if those MBA’s could see a bit further then their books and some U.S. press headlines for their money, we won’t get all that crap they call analysis or op-eds, or sometimes even news, around us.
Jeez guys – all you had to do was to read the figures in official reports, about BB marketshare. Or history, or whatever takes you away from lovefested Apple headlines, and how iPhone is gonna rule the world. Or even Android as a ruler and it’s flash in the pan today. I guess you guys with fat bonuses are too lazy to care. Good headline is what counts today…
Let me help you on the Blackberry case. A bit. I’m not paid to do the long winded stuff.
10 years ago RIM (BB) was a smart pager comapany that was doing OK in pagers helping to get your e-mails on them. And they were public company by then. So in the early oughts, everyone in U.S. was screaming how screwed RIM was. Mobile phones, SMS, etc; will kill them.
Not by a long shot. A strange thing happened. Instead of killing them, the new trends propelled them to a No.2 place in the hottest category today – smartphones.
Can anyone, who is lookin at todays transition to superphones tell me that it was harder to get from pagers to smartphones? Really? Anyone remember any other pager company that is around today?
So, except for FFin cool headlines how RIM is dead, and how iPhone/Android is killin it, can anyone do at least some reliable backround/data checks, before they start screaming “the sky is falling”, again and again?
You know that story about the boy who cried wolf, don’t you? And most of those of your stupid calls are on the record by now.