Saturday, August 04, 2012

I Told You So: RIM To Android

A few days back I blogged saying if RIM wants to survive it should consider switching to Android. (RIM's Options, RIM's Waterloo)And now news is they are doing so. I am not saying I am the reason. Although it is mainstream practice for companies to follow chatter around them in the blogosphere and elsewhere. And it is not even that novel a thought. I am sure many people on the RIM team might have brought it up in internal meetings a long time ago. But I am glad to be in consonance.

It could modify Android if it wants, although why would you? Just because Amazon did it for the tablet does not mean.

Wait I wore the hat all wrong. It is past sense. RIM considered a switch to Android. And decided against it.

RIM CEO says company ‘seriously’ considered switch to Android
RIM took a long, hard look at migrating to Android before deciding to plow forward with BlackBerry 10. .... “We took the conscious decision not to go Android,” Heins told the Telegraph. ”If you look at other suppliers’ ability to differentiate, there’s very little wiggle room. We looked at it seriously — but if you understand what the promise of BlackBerry is to its user base it’s all about getting stuff done. Games, media, we have to be good at it but we have to support those guys who are ahead of the game. Very little time to consume and enjoy content — if you stay true to that purpose you have to build on that basis. And if we want to serve that segment we can’t do it on a me-too approach.”

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