RIM is really, I hate to say it put all of their marbles in one basket, but it seems that way and it seems that carriers are unwary of their approach for the future. Specifically speaking Sprint’s spokesperson David Owen, gave his insight on Research In Motion’s forthcoming BlackBerry 10 platform, saying that is “exciting,” but he included that he feels that it may not help RIM regain its former stature as the smartphone leader. He continued to say, “I would not count RIM out. RIM keeps reinventing itself. BlackBerry 10, as we’ve looked at it, has some really good characteristics. We’re excited to see what it can do. The challenge is RIM took on everything. They took on the entire gambit: the storefront, the operating system, the manufacturing, and this caused them to be slow in reacting to the changes in the market. We don’t think we will see RIM get back to the levels they were two years ago. So we have to figure out where they’ll be going forward” in Sprint’s product roadmap.
What do you think of Sprint take on the new Blackberry 10 lineup?