I hate to categorize TechCrunch as “The Media” but RIM definitely has a perception problem/bias with some media outlets. Its almost like anything RIM does whether good or bad gets a negative spin. This was clearly made apparent in a live Ustream by Andrew Keen and Jordan Crook from TechCrunch at CES yesterday. As the old Latin phrase says In vino veritas (“in wine there is the truth"). You can clearly see what I mean if you skip to the 40 or 41 minute mark in the video below.
Personally I think this stems from RIM’s Canadian roots where they are just too damn nice. They need to start kicking ass and taking names with back to back launches starting with PlayBook OS 2.0 to BB10. They need both actions and words to turn the tide.