News and other sources confirm that a big push took place today. That is, a BB10 Executive Roadshow with telecom providers.
This is great news!
For all those naysayers claiming that BB10 “will be late” again, this is proof-positive pudding that the company is on track to release the new platform and devices. Hopefully, Q1 2013 is the definite delivery bucket for RIM. With Microsoft and Windows 8 eating up a ton of the noise since July 2012, the third spot is RIM’s to lose. Whether real or perceived, another delay could be seriously end the game.
As an avid supporter of the company, I am confident that a turn-around of sorts will change the playing field in 2013. Or we can revisit this in the new year and I could be eating my lunch on video!
Hey, nothing wrong with being an underdog cheerleader. Honestly, it’s far easier to rebound and rebuild “in most cases” rather than feel the constant pressure of delivering an impeccable product, a continuing wave of successful launches, with a complete focus on endless innovation. Very hard to do.
Let the cards fall where the may.
Vision Mobile’s Visualization Tool is a good start on the app developer community and the economics behind all of it. While sample sizes are still small and many set queries list as ‘insufficient data’, it still presents a good overview.
I opted to filter against all main goals:
- to promote a brand
- to reach as many users as possible
- to make as much money as possible
- to deploy within my company
- to learn or have fun
- to attract funding
- to get more media attention
The media had a
field slow day yesterday so they opted to keep harping on the same old boring drumbeat. But we have good people at Research in Motion fighting the good fight. Until then, we’ll let them speak and build their “Klout”. ;-)
And so on, and so on. Now onto more serious stuff.
My good friend, Volker Hirsch (Director, Global Head of Business Development - Games), is a likeable, tall, well-spoken international man (Where in the World is
Carmen Sandiego Volker Hirsch?) has his own view on games. Here’s the slideshare presentation. Volker, oddly your name “Volker” gets auto-corrected to “Revolver” — Volker (aka Revolver) Hirsch. It’s in the game! LOL Great presentation mate!
Looking forward to new devices, a new U/X and tons of games. I almost have too many of them on other devices. :-)