Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry
They had a wonderful first mover advantage, with a strong and loyal customer base. Palm forgot how to innovate, and HP had no idea what to do with it.
I hope some folks in Waterloo are paying attention.
You could very easily replace Palm
as RIM seems to be following the Palm playbook to a tee.
Palm was an early leader in the smartphone arena, RIM was a leader in the smartphone area.
Palm stagnated with both their software and hardware, promised new OS and hardware was coming, delays followed. RIM, the same.
Palm develops a tablet (folio) that need to tether with Palm device, RIM introduces Playbook, early models need to tether with BB device. Folio never ships, Playbook is a flop.
Palm's new OS finally emerges, too little too late, Palm is sold to HP, HP buries WebOS, RIM's OS finally ships...
See where I'm going.