Musings —08.03.2011 09:24 AM—
I’ve had a Berry since the very first one. I loved RIM’s products for years – but the company didn’t love me back.
In my opinion, pretty much everything coming out of RIM, now, is a disappointment. Their apps are a joke. Their OS are buggy. Their innovations aren’t innovative. They make dumb business decisions. They miss their own product deadlines.
I own an iPhone, and it gives me no problems. It does everything I want it to do, and then some.
There’s only one thing left that keeps me carrying a Blackberry, too.
The iPhone’s on-screen keyboard is a disaster. It is only useable for a few words at a time, and then your head explodes.
The Blackberry keyboard, however, is still a marvel. It works. Their keyboard, in fact, is all that keeps the company from a trip to the dirt farm.
So that’s why I’m hoping the new Berrys – long, long delayed – continue to offer the best keyboard. If they don’t, I’m gone.
If they don’t, RIM will be gone, too, I think. And that would be a huge blow for innovation in this country.
What’s your take, O faithful readers?