RIM Chose QNX Over Android
Top message: Hardware is EXACTLY what RIM needed... by rwalford79
Replying to: Re: I disagree by Andras888
Never winning argument
Personally, I think RIM messed up with an inefficient OS coupled with internals that were limited for what they were trying to offer. They started the BB app store with no room to actually store apps on the phone. You could upgrade the memory with a micro SD but, only for media storage. The OS was designed nicely enough but, just lacked the effeciency that it needed. It used up too much resouce but, most likely, it didn't have enough available in the first place and it caused the phones to constantly freeze, resulting in the natorious battery pulls. Hell, they had an app to simulate that, just so you didn't have to actually pull the battery out.
However, I don't think opening themselves up to Android apps and running Android or even trying to be like iPhone is the answer. As it has been pointed out, not everyone wants Android or iPhone. I have nothing agianst either but, just seeing how people are just so brainwashed to believe that nothing else can work, if it doesn't look, run and think like Android or iPhone is astounding. We need other options. Microsoft has the right idea and if RIM need to follow anyone's example, it should be them. Say what you want, WP7 is gaining ground and there's no reason RIM can't do the same, considering they already have a loyal customer base.
The only issue RIM has is, they don't have the money MS has so, it is more of a life or death kind of thing for them. MS will survive regardless of WP7/8 success, as it's not their main source of income. Either way, we need more choices. It's like going to the grocery store and you want fruit and all they have are apples and oranges but, you have a taste for mango, bannanas or grapes.
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