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RIM Chose QNX Over Android

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Replying to:  Hardware is EXACTLY what RIM needed... by rwalford79   May 2, 2012, 10:28 AM

Re: Hardware is EXACTLY what RIM needed...

by wirelesscaller    May 2, 2012, 2:13 PM

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 themselves from other hardware makers, they have already done this with their subpar hardware versus the competition, they're the only "smartphone" that doesn't have a dual core yet while their competition moves on to quad cores. If they went with android, they'd try to charge for a high end price while providing a low end performance.

Rim isn't the secure platform many makes it out to be. Obama was a big blackberry user but had to switch to win mobile because the blackberry wasn't secure enough and didn't support a high enough level of encryption. Phonescoop had an article on this shortly after Obama was sworn into office.

I think Rim needs to move away from totally agreeing to do things with the carriers like forcing their device to connect by wps if it's available over open wifi so people can use the device at poorly setup public hotspots (especially for international travelers who wants to save some on international data roaming like how the carrier wants) and lower their data feature by $10/month to bring that inline with all the other smartphones pricing. I think Rim needs to focus on hardware and have it match or exceed much of their competition if they intend to make a comeback, right now they're on the brink of extinction, and the next mobile OS that's going to take off is Win8, and unless Rim comes out with something revolutionary, I think they'll go out the way of HP's PalmOS.

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