Hello readers. While watching CES 2011 and interviews with Mike Lazaridis I noted that he kept saying in each interview “We are focusing on the Global Market.” My friends and I were discussing it, and what we said was, “Global Shmobal!” We are here and we want new devices now. After thinking about it for days I have realized why Lazaridis said that.
You have to keep in mind that RIM’s focus has been, is and will always be Business first and Media second. In my humble opinion, you don’t need dual core processors for emails, tasks, instant messaging and a calendar. I’m not saying that they shouldn’t do it. What I am saying is that what they are doing now is good. The playbook is more media and fun then business.
RIM and Verizon have this one thing in common. They tend to wait longer to get everybody anxious, wired and jumpy. When they release something big, IT’S BIG! Another reason why I believe they are holding back is the networks in other countries. Their focus is global. When Will and I were talking he made a point, “They’re saying global this and global that but we don’t really care. What about us?” As I thought about it more and more I came to this realization; not all networks around the world are at the same place when it comes to technology. Mike L. is keeping everybody happy. I’ll give you a great example, the iPhone 4 was released here in the US and aside from the Antenna problem AT&T’s network was prepared for it. The iPhone 4 launched in Brazil, and their networks were not prepared. The customers were so excited to buy the iPhone 4 but networks crashed. The phones were too powerful for the networks.
When RIM releases something here in the US or Canada, it also has to be prepared to be released in other countries of the world and it has to work consistently with the networks. If it doesn’t work with certain countries like India but works with Brazil; India gets pissed off at RIM and bitches at them to make a device that’s fast and yet compatible to their network or they will no longer do business.
Any questions or concerns, feel free to message me.
Well readers, until next time…
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