July 1, 2012, 10:10 A.M Υδρογονοκίνηση.ET — Amid weak sales and shrinking smartphone market share, BlackBerry announces that it will delay the launch of the BlackBerry 10 to 2013.
Another bad news from Waterloo. Related article: mPlan : Electrical diagrams for Android.Amid shrinking revenue and smartphone market share decline, Research in Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry phones and a tablet computer, announces that it will delay the launch of the BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system. RIM confirmed that the development on “BB10″ had taken longer than expected.
Research in Motion’s CEO, Thorsten Heins, remains optimistic but critics believe that RIM’s last hope is not BlackBerry 10, but Android Photo Scanning.According to Joshua Topolsky, The Verge’s editor in-chief, RIM’s BB10 will not save the company.
“I don’t want to be negative and RIM has made some wonderful products in the past,” he said during his site’s podcast, “but I do not see any possible way of them reclaiming success with a brand new operating system.” Topolsky thinks that a smartphone platform needs developers’ support, and more apps that will drive customers in. More info: 04 Audi A8 sedan.RIM’s rival, Apple and Google, are already enjoying the attention of top-notch app developers, while Microsoft is trying to catch up with their Windows Phone operating system.
Rumor has it that Microsoft and RIM might work together with the software giant’s Windows Phone mobile operating system Click here to read more.However, The Verge’s EIC thinks that Android will be the better path.“If RIM made a beautiful keyboarded high-end Android device running straight-up stock, add BBM or whatever customizations you think, that would be a formidable device.”
So, what’s next for RIM, Windows Phone or Android? Or acquisition? Or BB10?