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RIM Chose QNX Over Android

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Hardware is EXACTLY what RIM needed...

by rwalford79    May 2, 2012, 10:28 AM

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 like to say that BlackBerry needs to desperately open up to Android capability and apps. Point blank, I left BlackBerry for Android, and when I heard Android Apps would be back on BlackBerry, I wanted back in. Apps and capability KEPT me on Android, not hardware. Do I prefer BlackBerry hardware? Yes and no. Yes cause its solid and pretty durable. No because they havent upgraded any internals for the time. Sorry to say, BlackBerry THINKS it can be Apple and its not. It needs to think it can be a Samsung or HTC. Sure, you can have BlackBerry phones with Android Capability Apps, or have Android on BlackBerry, either way, I dont care, just give us what will be the best device for what we and the company needs.

There essentially is only a few things BlackBerry has going for it.

1. Compressed Data - Carriers and Customers love this as it doesnt use buckets and resources, and in all honesty, BlackBerry Internet Plans should be UNLIMITED simply because of this.

2. Push Mail - Secure, easy, fast.

3. BlackBerry Messenger - Its a great medium for communication, but its dying. What it needs is PTT capability added to keep it going, as well as opening it up to Android.

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