Well said "The-Economist"
(although I'm unsure what you meant about AR being low, really good. AR = cash inflow, if low that cannot be good at all), maybe you meant AP, accounts payable?? I must've misunderstood you.
Originally Posted by rambo47
It's all about leveraging your own ecosystem. Apple practically invented the concept and now everyone is playing catch-up.
Indeed. Oddly enough - RIM has an ecosystem: BES Platinum Partners
involved in both BES and BIS BIS
(carriers and every major online web-based free email service provider) Accessories
- they make their own and a few third party's enjoy healthy profits as well. Programmers
- the diehards stay in full, and a few returning I've read on the fanatic boards elsewhere - a good sign. Hopefully some creative WebOS coders with touchscreen experiences will warm up to BB7 and the Bold 9900, Torch 9810, and Torch 9850/9860 ;) .
RIM seems to align with what Apple has enjoyed for the past 7 years now, along with fanatical user base, carrier love, and a smart frugal CFO. The only thing their missing is investor faith and full cloud backup/sync (that includes music/pictures/documents: BES doesn't do this, Blackberry Protect does most of this). BlackBerry Balance is a good alternative that requires a BES update. RIM still has some tricks up their sleeve and a good piece of kit going with the 9900. I'm over critical but its because I've been made fat and greedy with iOS for a long while going back & forth. I've made my bed and slept in it, harshly and learned from it - I want back with mothers milk = RIM/BlackBerry.