@Wale, thanks for your contribution. You're absolutely correct. RIM is ahead with Nokia in the smartphone market. I believe RIM can certainly turn things around itself with appropriate strategy. As noted from readers comments on EBN, RIM will need to act quickly. Well see.
We have to bear this in mind, RIM still playing a head of Nokia in smartphone market. And it looks likely very difficult to compete with Apple's iPad tablet in market and that has deeply registered into consumers's buying memory whenever shopping for tablet PC consideration sets in - but low price could off-stage Apple's iPad as number 1 choice. I think.
Meanwhile, re-strategising of market position should be the next for RIM. And, that solely dependent on visionary leaders.
I'm really in awe of how badly companies can shoot themselves in the foot. RIM is a classic example--part of it, I thought was bad luck, with a system outage. But the rest of the stuff...one bad decision after another. HP did itself no favors with reversing itself, but its brand is still strong. RIM has to move quickly if it ever wants to regain any cache with Blackberry.
Bolaji, you are correct that Amazon has responded rather quickly to address customers issues. Personally I always take reviews with a grain of salt. There has been many times I have disagreed with reviews, both positive and negative ones. Samsung would seem like the logical choice, but I agree that it's doubtful.
Jennifer, You are right about the negative press the Kindle Fire has received but it's dying out and Amazon has responded with a software update that's supposed to solve the problem. The Kindle should gain the number 2 slot behind the iPad despite this problem. If the Kindle fails, though, the only other company that may challenge Apple would be Samsung but it's a long shot.
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