BlackBerry 10 OS Gets Scratchy Early Review, RIM Rises To Reveal The Truth!
Research in Motion is under the red light again as a disloyal anonymous source claimed to be from inside the company has revealed that the next-gen BlackBerry devices aren’t ready for prime time, and all those promises RIM has made about them are false.
According to a report by BGR, a “high-level RIM employee” has revealed that the company does not having anything ready which refers to both hardware and software promised for release in the next year.
The allegations go as far as stating that RIM doesn’t have a working product yet, which is why it has be pushing the launch of BlackBerry 10 phones to late 2012. But, RIM rose to its defense by terming it as false claims.
According to the source, RIM does not have the hardware and software ready for release in early next year and the co-CEO’s claims that the company was waiting for an LTE-based dual-core chipset to launch better devices are nothing but false.
While RIM denied the claims by the anonymous source, it did reiterate that the next-generation of BlackBerry phones driven by BlackBerry OS 10 will be released in the second half of 2012. They will sport faster dual-core processors and on-board LTE connectivity.
It is also expected that RIM is working to release a perfect and prime-time consumption ready version of the recently announced BlackBerry 10 OS to avoid any issues that plagued the company’s first tablet ultimately coercing the company to put it on fire sale with heavy price discounts.
The report also cited the source badmouthing the email and PIM services on the upcoming OS by quoting that “Email and PIM [is better] on a [BlackBerry] 8700 [smartphone] than it is on BlackBerry 10.”
Here’s RIM’s full response in this regard:
RIM made a strategic decision to launch BlackBerry 10 devices with a new, LTE-based dual-core chipset architecture. As explained on our earnings call, the broad engineering impact of this decision and certain other factors significantly influenced the anticipated timing for the BlackBerry 10 devices. The anonymous claim suggesting otherwise is inaccurate and uninformed. As RIM has previously explained, and as Mike Lazaridis reiterated on the earnings call, we will not launch BlackBerry 10 devices until we know they are ready and we believe this new chipset architecture is required to deliver the world-class user experience that our customers will expect. Any suggestion to the contrary is simply false. We appreciate the interest in our future platform and we will continue to work hard to deliver that platform as soon as possible. At the same time, we also remain very excited with the success of our recently launched BlackBerry 7 smartphones and we believe these products offer a very compelling choice for both new customers and the almost 75 million BlackBerry users around the world.
With BlackBerry already losing most of the market share, here’s hoping that the new year and the new BlackBerry devices will bring in some relief to the company that’s lot quite a lot of its stakes.
We will keep you posted as more details surface. Stay tuned!