Originally Posted by takeshi
Yup. You're not the first armchair analyst to make this sort of comment. We've seen the same statements made over and over and over even since the B&W BB days. RIM has been evolving the Blackberry platform. They will continue to evolve. You're disappointed because what you're expecting is an overnight revolution -- not evolution.
They could take the Droid approach and have the actual app stored in device memory while app resources are in the larger memory card space. Who knows what they have planned though. I don't see the point of a speculative thread like this unless you have technical solutions to offer rather than another pointless "How hard can it be to XXX (even though I know nothing about what it would truly take to implement XXX and the implications that it would have)?" thread... RIM's not very vocal about it's research and development so the only practical conclusion is "'let's wait and see".
If the memory issue is really a major issue and RIM does nothing about it then the market will respond appropriately. Keep in mind that the market doesn't always decide solely on technical merit.
If you take a look at a graph predicting smart phone usage in the past and what is predicted, you will notice that it is exponential.
Also, if you take a look at a graph of data speeds and what is projected, you will also notice that it is exponential. We are on the verge of approaching nationwide 4G speeds in the next year or 2...and 4g is blazzzzzing
If you put these 2 observations together, RIM had a lot of time to evolve in the past from the old BW phones. The demand simply wasn't there for them to make anything better
With the expanding smartphone userbase and wireless speeds to accompany them, RIM will have to start evolving much, much faster
Their recent collaboration with WebKit, Adobe for Flash, and OpenGL shows they are recognizing the need to evolve quicker....but they need to solve this memory issue first...
PS: Why does it matter if I do or don't know the technical aspects of improving a RIM phone??? that is why RIM hires the engineers to make the changes and not me....