RIM focuses on one next-gen BlackBerry: Good or bad?

Summary:If RIM weren't such a mess I'd applaud the move to focus on one device. Instead, RIM appears to be preparing for a Waterloo last stand.

Waiting for Research in Motion to produce the next-gen BlackBerry 10 device is starting to feel like the wait for that next Van Halen or Guns N Roses album---it just ain't happening.

Word from BGR is that RIM is focusing on one phone to bring to market, the BlackBerry London. The BlackBerry Colt---initially designed to be the first BlackBerry 10 phone---has already been scratched.

If RIM weren't such a mess I'd applaud the move to focus on one device. The problem is that RIM is having software trouble, design issues and marketing woes. And oh yeah the two CEOs at the RIM need to go.

In this case, focus just means that RIM is preparing for a Waterloo last stand that will make or break the company in 2012.

Welcome to the Jungle Waterloo.

More RIM:

Also: RIM’s Q4 outlook: BlackBerry shipment projections tank | RIM expected to cut BlackBerry sales targets | RIM CEOs respond about poor U.S. sales, BlackBerry 10 delay | CNET: Want a BlackBerry 10 phone? Don’t hold your breath

Topics: Security, BlackBerry, Mobility


Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CN... Full Bio

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