The pressure of not being prepared for the tablet revolution may be catching up with RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis, as his bitterness shines in a recent interview.
[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]”Why is it that people don’t appreciate our profits? Why is it that people don’t appreciate our growth? Why is it that people don’t appreciate the fact that we spent the last four years going global? Why is it that people don’t appreciate that we have 500 carriers in 170 countries with products in almost 30 languages?,” Lazaridis said in a New York Times interview.
That’s quite a bit of non-appreciation from consumers and market in general, but Lazaridis isn’t that concerned.
“I don’t fully understand why there’s this negative sentiment, and I just don’t have the time to battle it,” said Lazaridis. “Because in the end, what I’ve learned is you’ve just got to prove it over and over and over.”
Jim Balsillie, RIM’s co-CEO, “vigorously rejected suggestions,” that RIM wasn’t prepared for the tablet to take over the market.
It seems to me that part of the reason that people don’t trust RIM anymore is that fact the CEOs can’t face the truth. It’s obvious to everyone else in the world that RIM wasn’t prepared for the tablet, but they are so egotistical, they can’t admit it themselves.
If RIM was prepared for the tablet, they would have released one before Apple was able to introduce the second-generation iPad.
RIM doesn’t have a decent strategy for the PlayBook and that is already apparent to everyone else. The only thing we are waiting for now, is for RIM to acknowledge it.