I was reading an interview of Research in Motion CEO, Mike Lazaridis, and one of the things he said that I found very interesting was “ it is far from certain that video will become the “killer app” that defines smartphones”. I’ve go to ask the question..
Is Big Mike aware that smartphones other than BlackBerry devices actually do quite well?
It seems like the more interviews Mike Lazaridis does lately, the more it appears that he is completely oblivious to the world of smartphones outside of what RIM does. The only platform that the future of video is “uncertain” on is the BlackBerry. Look at all the websites that are building, or, have already built, video players for the iPhone OS.
Mark my words… Video is, and, will continue to be a big frigging deal on smartphones! Pooh-poohing this fact because your platform lags behind in this area makes you look arrogant, if not misinformed…
Steve Swasey, VP of Corporate Communications at Netflix, had this to say on the Netflix blog after announcing that there would be a Netflix client for the iPad…
For those of you asking whether Netflix will be on the iPhone and iPod Touch: We wouldn’t invite you to dinner without planning to serve dessert. In other words, we’re working on it so stay tuned.
Oh yes, Big Mike… Video will be a killer app on smartphones. There’s really no question about that. The question to you, however, are you arrogant, or, misinformed?