@Nemos RIM's market sorry state very pitable. Though, RIM market performance in smartphone segment outstripes its PC tablet comparable to rivals. I cast my vote NO and the only reason why RIM should remain in tablet production is to drastically make a low cost tablet PC. For me that may make it have a considerable share of PC tablet market potion as well as integrating BBM model to it. What're your toughts?
I believe RIM should keep the tablet. If we take Apple's example, users love everything about the brand and they buy everything they release. I have friends that have 2 iPods (shuffle, as watch and iPod touch), iPhone, iPad, Macbook Pro, iMac, Apple TV (true story!).
Companies should try to aim at that and create an environment where users get to know a system and want that in another device, for another use.
Saying all that, they need to do a better job in everything... better phone, better tablet, better OS, better marketing.
I don’t think they have to go out from tablet sector. May be play book is a big flop, that doesn’t mean that they have to wind up the business. By learning the reason for failure and a good home work can help them to come up with a world class product.
The recent, widespread RIM service outages is a perfect example of how RIM has much bigger priorities than trying to compete in the tablet market, a market in which it is ill-suited to compete in anyhow.
RIM really needs to focus on their phones and playing to their strengths in the enterprise space. And of course, they need to do damage control and make some upgrades to ensure an outage such as this one never occurs again... another couple of incidents like this and there will be a mass exodus.
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