Earlier today, some allegations regarding the state of BlackBerry 10 and RIM’s heavy investment in the platform’s success came to light, courtesy of an anonymous RIM exec. It was some pretty venomous stuff, accusing BlackBerry 10 of being an underpowered OS that would do little to save the company, and alleging that delays RIM attributed to hardware issues are actually intended to give the software time to mature. RIM is now stepping up to address these claims, and labels them as “inaccurate and uninformed”.
RIM is sticking to its story, originally laid out in an earnings call, that the decision to delay the release of the first BlackBerry 10 devices is due to hardware concerns. RIM claims that it wants all of these BB10 models to be equipped for LTE, and that it will have to wait for next-gen LTE chips to arrive in order to make sure its phones can enjoy high-speed data without an unacceptable power drain.
That’s well and good, but RIM doesn’t even bother addressing the other aspects of today’s claims, specifically relating to the quality of the operating system and RIM’s seeming inability to deploy its most basic messaging features on the platform. Then again, maybe RIM doesn’t feel the need to defend software that hasn’t even been released yet, and is confident the final product will speak for itself.
Source: All Things D