While I agree that RIM isn't going to shrivel up and die tomorrow, I have concern with some of your comments:
Originally Posted by Cooper
Fact: RIM has been working incredibly hard to revamp products and transition towards more powerful OSes (you can't deny QNX is the most powerful mobile platform... you could literally run iOS and Android on top of QNX and it would all run smooth)
How do you state, as fact, that "you could literally run iOS and Android on top of QNX and it would all run smooth"? Have you done this? Do you know this for certain?
Fact: It isn't all about apps... most people install and use less than 50. RIM has a few good advantages. Apple xxxxed themselves with Facebook... there's only one single Facebook app that is made for tablets, and that's on the Blackberry.
First, apps may not be important to you, but they are important generally speaking. And 50 apps on any
device is quite a lot. Plus, bear in mind that 50 apps on my device won't likely be the exact same 50 apps on your device. So there would have to be more than 50 apps that we both find useful in App World to cover the two of us. Except that there are more than two people using BlackBerry devices. End result: there needs to be a much bigger, better selection of apps than currently available.
Second, explain how Apple did whatever it is you say they did with regards to Facebook. Apple has nothing to do with the Facebook app on the iPhone. That is written by developers at Facebook, not Apple. Plus, Facebook on the PlayBook is not
the only tablet app for Facebook. For example, Facebook is coming pre-loaded on the HP Touchpad, and there is Friendly for Facebook on the iPad (among others). So what do you mean "there's only one single Facebook app that is made for tablets, and that's on the Blackberry"?