@tech4people: well, honestly, I am not fully aware of RIM roadmap; maybe they have planned the plan based on results achieved on the last product launched; anyway I suspect it will be a topic to be targeted soon.
Its getting more and More Difficult to be Bullish on Microsoft in the Smartphone Space.
@tech4people, I am not sure why you think like that. Infact Windows Phone is the fastest growing operating system of 2012 with 290% growth. If you refer to this graph you will observe that iOS grew by 16% and Anrdoid grew by 52%. This clearly shows that people are still excited about the windows OS.
In the case of Apple I would agree with you;but Samsung continues to generate extremely-extremely innovative Products to try and Capture every single part of the market out there.
@tech4people, Agreed Samsung continues to generate extremely innovative products, but if you look at the latest released Samasung galaxy many analysts are disappointed that it lack innovative features. I think the next big innovative thing will be to release mobiles with flexbile displays. Until then i think it will have just minor updates.
If you look at the R&D Budget of RIM today;its a fraction of what Apple and Samsung spend on Innovation and Research.
@tech4people, no doubt Apple and Samsung are investing hugely in R&D but still the latest released Apple and Samsung phone lack innovative fetures which shows that they are reaching saturation. This might help RIM which is not investing heavily in R&D.
Agreed, tech4people. The Z10 seems to be a good product for Blackberry and is gaining them more of the market again. However, they need to keep designing good products like this in order to stay afloat, which may be difficult. Otherwise, they will fall again.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.