Latest dispatches from the tablet wars: Google is full of surprises and RIM is, as ever, depressingly predictable.
“An SD expansion would have been great but at this day and age there are plenty of storage clouds to hovering above you.”
Perhaps there were more important concerns about the Nexus 7, anyway. If the cloud is to replace physical storage, one would hope that the Canadian customers will get the same access to it as their American neighbours. At least commenter “Castrated in Canada” thought so:
“Will the Nexus 7 also be ‘castrated’ in Canada as was the Amazon Fire?”
Back now to RIM, which seems to be facing a worse fate than castration (death). When we reported that RIM had lost a bunch more money and would delay BB10 even longer, one reader felt that we ought to stop writing about something becoming increasingly obvious to everyone:
“We didn’t need an in depth analysis of the situation to predict the sinking of RIM,” wrote Frank. “The changeover of management came too late, the previous executives overstayed their own house and should have left when everybody was telling them to do so! Now it’s too late. Another Canadian flagship enterprise that will follow the Titanic path by trying to do too much too late and too fast.”
Apologies, but you have to expect us to cover RIM while it’s still around, for however long that may be. In a podcast, Howard Solomon spoke about RIM’s prognosis, its potential quality of life and maybe, its eventual reincarnation.
“As a Canadian I hope they will succeed. I will support them to the end. I support companies ,not the shareholders, who constantly want more and more profit instead of a reasonable return every year. No company can continue to increase shares forever. It isn’t realistic and this concept has destroyed many companies. When does this attitude end?”