“Look, people that know me know that I’ve been a BlackBerry fan from the beginning. The entire reason BGR was started was because I was breaking information on upcoming BlackBerry devices, mainly because I was obsessed with RIM and wanted to share that information. As we’ve all seen, however, RIM isn’t the market leader any longer,” Jonathan S. Geller writes for BGR.
“The real problem with RIM is that it hasn’t innovated for years,” Geller writes. “In that time, RIM’s entire product portfolio has been arguably lackluster, reduced to meaningless hardware upgrades and meaningless software upgrades.”
Geller writes, “A high-level source at RIM told me that co-CEO Mike Lazaridis’ biggest fear was Apple creating a BlackBerry Messenger competitor. Today, Apple introduced iMessage, an app and service that not only looks better than BlackBerry Messenger, but probably works better as well.”
MacDailyNews Take: What was that we wrote earlier today? Oh, yeah: iMessage: Works on all iOS devices and includes delivery receipts, read receipts, typing indication, and works over both 3G and WiFi. Non-intrusive, like the new Push Notifications. Won’t interrupt an app in progress. iMessages are encrypted and pushed to iOS devices. And RIM’s half-CEOs both just messed their pants.
Geller writes, RIM’s push email and corporate integration pitch is losing steam, and the company pretty much just got out-fruited.”
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MacDailyNews Take: No, we weren’t kidding last August when we tagged Research In Motion “Dead Company Walking.”
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dow C.” for the heads up.]