“Mike Lazaridis, co-chief executive of RIM, has pitched up at the All Things D:Mobilized conference and confused utterly everyone, including possibly himself,” Charles Arthur reports for The Guardian. “Sample headline from Gizmodo: ‘Can You Figure Out WTF RIM’s CEO Is Talking About?’ Or Engadget, whose liveblog of the event is strewn with ‘Mike didn’t really answer.'”
Arthur reports, “The ‘didn’t really answer’ interview is perplexing from the start. Lazaridis shows up with a – or possibly the – RIM PlayBook, its tablet that’s going to launch.. when’s it going to launch, Mike? ‘We’re tracking Q1.’ Right, so… sorry, does that mean you’re launching it then, or what? That people will be able to track their deliveries from then?”
Walt Mossberg: “But look, there’s a growing consensus that your OS is dated. When will this [QNX OS on the PlayBook] become the new OS?”
Lazaridis: “By focusing on the tablet market, we see it as a way of freeing where smartphones can go.”
Arthur asks, “WHAT??”
It gets much worse and quite comical. Read the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Stalling for time while praying for a buyout.
As we wrote back in August: RIM. Dead company walking.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “krquet” for the heads up.]