Every few months another “Anonymous High Level RIM Employee” seems to pick up the phone and call the BGR to share some doom or gloom. The latest entertainment comes from one of BGR’s “most trusted sources” who is also a “high-level RIM employee.” Here his some of the latest inflammatory tidbits out of this anonymous source who still seems to be working at RIM…
- “…the PlayBook 2.0 OS developers have been testing is a crystal clear window into the current state of BlackBerry 10 on smartphones. No email, no BlackBerry Messenger — it’s almost identical”
- This high level employee must have very limited access. I have actually used PlayBooks that have native email, contacts, calendar, etc (ActiveSync) though he is right about BBM. Still even RIM has said that native BBM is coming later…
- “Email and PIM is a better on an 8700 than it is on BlackBerry 10”
- Wait a minute. I thought there was no email or PIM?
- “We also have some more background on why RIM’s BlackBerry 10 smartphones are delayed, and it has nothing to do with a new LTE chipset that RIM is waiting on…” “RIM is simply pushing this out as long as they can for one reason, they don’t have a working product yet.”
- This “High Level RIM Employee” must have not been allowed to play with the Colt before it was made a dev-only device. Once RIM decided they needed LTE to make North American carriers happy they realized they would either have to stoop to Android LTE device battery horrors or wait for Qualcomm.
- “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.”
- That is a pretty strong statement to make without any explanation. Keep in mind iOS 1.0 did not even have third party apps and Android 2.0 did not have pinch to zoom in the browser…
- “There’s no room for a fourth ecosystem”
- Says who?
- “and DingleBerry also works on BlackBerry 10.”
- It all depends on what you call BlackBerry 10… It is public information that it quasi works on the PlayBook OS 2.0 beta.
All in all this seems like some linkbait but its always entertaining. Still it is way to early to pass any judgment on BlackBerry 10 phones especially when RIMs announced timeline has it coming in the 2nd half of 2012. RIM should have had BlackBerry 10 or whatever you want to call their next generation platform ready way before 2012 but they definitely have a chance to reclaim their glory. Now it is all about proper execution.
PS: I still think it couldn’t hurt if RIM hired a large team of “Ass Kickers” whose main job is to cut through the red tape and release products faster…