At some point, it’s time to raise the white flag…
As much as I love my Blackberry-I don’t think a branding campaign for RIM is a fail-safe. I’ve been noticing lately that updating software or downloading some applications that are availble on both Android and iPhones are not available in the RIM version… It’s sad to think that I will eventually be moving away from BB to an iPhone because I love the ease of emailing on my BB touchscreen, but it’s time to move forward.
I remember that the RIM downtime in October 2011 caused an outburst of negative press towards the company and encouraged a lot of BB users to switch to a new brand of cell phone. I almost jumped on the “BlackBerry you disppoint” bandwagon at that time because 12 hours of not being able to email my clients was just unacceptable, but I decided to give RIM one more chance. With the news early this week that BOTH co-CEO’s stepped down, I think it’s added pressure to those of us that are still loyal BB supporters to give up the ghost and move to a new cell phone.
What are you thoughts? Were you a previous BlackBerry user that has since moved over to an iPhone or Android phone?