“Research in Motion co-CEO Mike Laziridis can’t understand. He just doesn’t get it,” Mike Schuster writes for Minyanville. “‘Why is it that people don’t appreciate our profits?’ he asked in an interview with The New York Times.”
“Laziridis’ fellow CEO Jim Balsillie echoed his sentiments — specifically underscoring how difficult it’s been for RIM to adjust its mobile platform. ‘No other technology company other than Apple has successfully transitioned their platform. It’s almost never done, and it’s way harder than you realize. This transition is where tech companies go to die,'” Schuster writes. “But in RIM’s case, it’s absolutely necessary.”
Schuster writes, “The BlackBerry Storm bombed, as did the BlackBerry Torch. Lazidiris is pinning his and the company’s hopes on the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet — launching this month with a new BlackBerry tablet OS, powered by QNX and able to play select Android apps. Of course, going toe-to-toe with the iPad got the best of the Motorola Xoom, and that had a significantly larger marketing push than the PlayBook.”
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MacDailyNews Take: RIM CEOs. There is no better half.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]