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RIM Chose QNX Over Android

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May 2, 2012, 10:28 AM

Hardware is EXACTLY what RIM needed...

RIM doesnt need to differentiate itself from other hardware manufactures, its already different as it is. From tactile feedback touchscreen technology (which has got better over time), to full keyboards on all but the "Storm" line up, to QWERTY and Touchscreen on the same phone for a solid device (more than I can say about Motorola), they dont need to "be" different. What they need is internal. They need faster chipsets, they need LTE (in all flavors, dont favor AT&T), they need higher resolution screens, and way more memory. None of this isnt anything RIM cant do, and sure it follows the lead of other manufacturers but look at how solid all of them are compared to RIM. Following a leader sometimes in needed to become a leader.

Next up Id...
But the "we will be different or we'll die attitude" is what does them in. The new OS is the last nail in their coffin.
The only reason why Rim is hanging onto it's own OS platform is hopes for a sheer greed kind of environment of having their own walled garden app store like Apple, Android, and MS intends to do. It has absolutely nothing to do with differentiating th...
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