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The Macalope Weekly: Weak sauce

The Macalope | Oct. 22, 2012
There are weak arguments and then there are the three arguments you’re about to read. First, are you ready for the RIM comeback?! Hello? Is this thing on? Second, does the size of the iPhone 5 show Apple’s arrogance? Dur, do you have to even ask? And, finally, hope you like Windows Phone, because your local cell carrier is apparently going to put you in a headlock until you buy one.

There are weak arguments and then there are the three arguments youre about to read. First, are you ready for the RIM comeback?! Hello? Is this thing on? Second, does the size of the iPhone 5 show Apples arrogance? Dur, do you have to even ask? And, finally, hope you like Windows Phone, because your local cell carrier is apparently going to put you in a headlock until you buy one.

Wont stop believing

We all know denial is not a river in Egypt, but has anyone checked to see if its a river in Canada?

Writing for IT World Canada, Tim Collins brings us 10 solid reasons RIM will make a comeback (tip o the antlers to The Loop).

Oh, Tim, honey. Dont.

Im the only diehard in my office who is still sporting a Blackberry.

Get help.

Going into 2011, everyone at my company used Blackberrys. We were huge fans. We BBMd each other constantly. We even blogged about how much we loved our Blackberrys. Then RIM started to nosedive and one by one, my staff started showing up at the office with iPhones.

The reason RIM started to nosedive was because its other customers got fed up waiting for a phone that didnt look like it was calling from 2003. Its not the other way around. You get that, right?

Hope the formatting of this column doesnt get screwed up on the text-only mobile version youre looking at.

(Cheap RIM jokes! The Macalope buys them by the gross at Costco!)

In spite of its challenges, I still believe that RIM will make a comeback. Its not just wishful thinking.

No, the Macalope imagines theres also a lot of hallucinogenics involved.

1) Developers believe in BB10. RIM has a knack for motivating some of the most brilliant minds on the planet. I personally know several developers who are still working for RIM and who are not the least bit interested in jumping ship.

RIMs comeback will be fueled by the most powerful force in the universe: anecdotes!

2) Teenagers and messaging.

Is there some coming explosion in the population of teenagers in the world that the Macalope is unaware of?

3) RIM has always had the best keyboard. My bet is that the genius engineers at RIM are going to have the best touchscreen keyboard on the market.

As the saying goes about cameras, the best one is the one you have with you. And the keyboard everyone has with them are on their iPhones and Android devices.

4) They smell the coffee.

Its nice that RIM now has management that, unlike the Undynamic Duo, recognizes theres a problem. But it doesnt help that you can smell the coffee if youre lying on the floor with your entire body wrapped in Saran wrap.

 

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