Rob Enderle writes:
The iPhone isn’t that great and the Android OS is woefully insecure. Come Jan. 30, if mobile users take a hard look at their devices and then look at the new BlackBerry 10, RIM could be in for a windfall.
Sounds like a potentially interested. Frequent readers will note I’m quietly hoping that BB10 will prove to be good and make a decent splash. That said, if I take a good, hard look at my iPhone… I love it. It’s so beautiful.
What follows, however, as justification for his opinion that BlackBerry 10 could be a big success and 2013 prove to be RIM’s year, is the biggest, steaming pile of rubbish this side of the new year. Take, for example:
Apple’s biggest failures were Lisa and the Apple Server, both created on Steve Jobs’ watch (Lisa was even his product, initially)
Yeah, but when were these released? Like…30 years ago? This is trolling so hard it isn’t even believable. Enterprise IT was barely even nascent 30 years ago. And you know what else was “created on Steve Jobs’ watch”? The iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes and App Store to name a few. And if we go back 30 years? Oh yeah, he created the Apple I & II and the Macintosh.
If the market spits up Apple and Android devices for their inability to meet business user needs, RIM stands alone—or will, on Jan. 30, 2013 and the days that follow the BlackBerry 10 launch—as the company ready to embrace them. This is an unprecedented opportunity. As a result, 2013 could be an amazing year for RIM.
Wither Windows Phone? Ok, I’ll cut him some light slack; Windows Phone isn’t exactly flying off the shelves—Oh wait, nor are BlackBerrys.
I do hope that RIM have a good 2013 and I also hope that BlackBerry 10 is a success. The promo looks nice and I definitely have a soft spot for underdogs. This article, however, is not the way to convince people that this will be the case. It’s poorly argued and wrong.
2013 will be RIM’s year if their product is great and they launch it will (unlike, say, Palm with the Pre). If it really is any good, it should absolutely trounce Windows Phone. BlackBerry still reigns in the enterprise, but its reign is ending. This is their last chance.
I guess we’ll know everything in a couple of weeks.