BlackBerry DevCon 2011 kicks of tomorrow and it is expected the Research in Motion will officially unveil BBX, the QNX based next-generation BlackBerry operating system that Research in Motion’s future hinges on. RIM co-CEO Jim Balsillie made a bold statement regarding BBX claiming that RIM has “leapfrogged” the competition…
We’ve leapfrogged everyone with what we’re announcing [on Tuesday] and you’re going to see it on display. We built an engine back in the mid-90s that served us incredibly well for 15 years, and in the past couple of years, we’ve had to build the engine of the future while still driving the engine we’ve got.
You will have to forgive me if I don’t take Mr. Balsillie’s word it, but, I am very anxious to see what BBX can do, and, if developers will take advantage of it…
I’ve seen nothing yet that makes me think that BBX is even on par with iOS, let, alone leap frogs it. I certainly hope that RIM is saving the best for last, because, thus, far all I see is stuff the PlayBook should have been doing when it came out.
As usual. his claims were bogus.
Don’t blame CEO, they want RIM win.
RIM has strange culture and self distruct political environment.
In RIM if a new hired person figure out major problem and introduce efficient approach, both manager and his buddy group member will proof their wrong approach works. just like someone point out driving a car is right way, pushing a car is wrong way, then both manager and his buddy group member will hate you, and proof that 3 person can also move the car by pushing it. cheating email will be sent to some vice president, saying like: see, the car moving, pushing a car is a natural part of the process, in order to deny new hired contribution of introducing skill of drive a car, they have to deny merit of driving a car.
It is very strange company culture and strange company political environment, it promote stealing and cheating skill. RIM’s management may be a typical instance in MBA course.
This culture deny or steal hardworking team members’ contribution/innovation, generate strange political environment, destroy RIM.
So don’t blame CEO, some of their VPs and VPs’ expert generate terrible culture and self destruct political environment.