I have had the pleasure to work with RIM and meet a lot of important people in the company. When they had BlackBerry World in early 2012 in Florida, I knew then that RIM had something special on its plate and that was BlackBerry 10.
The one thing I knew that would be important to RIM would be developer support for BlackBerry 10. With the release of the BlackBerry Playbook a year earlier product reviews where nasty at best, a tablet with excellent hardware but failed on the application side. I knew then that RIM would have to really step it up in order to compete in the tablet world and with the new OS, BlackBerry 10.