Bad products, horrible software and no cohesive vision have seemingly turned Research In Motion into a company without motion at this point.
Throw in a huge delay before BlackBerry 10 smartphones start shipping, and it’s clear why people are losing, or have lost, faith in a company that played a tremendous role in making the smartphone industry what it is today. Thanks to one of our most trusted sources, BGR now has new information on what’s going on inside Research In Motion, and the picture isn’t pretty.
Our source has communicated to us in no uncertain terms that PlayBook 2.0 -- the next-gen tablet operating system RIM is developing -- is a crystal clear window into the state of BlackBerry 10 on the upcoming smartphones RIM is building.
And the view is none too good.
“Email and PIM [is better] on an 8700 than it is on BlackBerry 10,” our contact said while talking to us about RIM’s failure to make the company’s upcoming smartphone OS work with the network infrastructure RIM is known for.
We also have more background on why RIM’s BlackBerry 10 smartphones are delayed, and it has nothing to do with a new chipset that RIM is waiting on. Our source told us that CEO Mike Lazaridis was lying when he said the company’s new lineup was delayed for that reason.
"RIM is simply pushing this out as long as they can for one reason, they don’t have a working product yet,” we were told.
At the end of our conversation, our source communicated something shocking for a high-level RIM employee to say. He told us that RIM is betting its business on a platform and ecosystem that isn’t even as good as iPhone OS 1.0 or Android 2.0. “There’s no room for a fourth ecosystem,” he stated.
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