Is RIM up to this battle?
It’s not looking good. Its market share is sinking because it is giving up customers to Apple and Google. The company is laying off 11 percent of its work force (2,000 people). Its shares recently hit their lowest point since 2006. A series of anonymous letters posted at bgr.com report chaos and flagging morale among the workers. One product after another is delayed. In April, one of RIM’s two chief executives, clearly stressed out, stormed out of a BBC television interview.
That was just about the same time that RIM released its iPad clone, called the PlayBook — filled with bugs and enormous feature holes (for example, no built-in e-mail program or calendar).
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
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