As Research In Motion’s market share continues to decline, the company is banking on the BlackBerry 10 platform. However BlackBerry 10’s release has been pushed back to late next year. Executives have been blaming the delay on the latest release of a new chip, but it turns out that the real reason for the delay is because RIM has been unable to get their core email and messenger services on a new platform.
“RIM is simply pushing this out as long as they can for one reason, they don’t have a working product yet,” stated a source with BoyGeniusReport.com. RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis had explained that the smartphone processor that they had chosen would not be out until the middle of the year. RIM said that customers would not be able to have the kind of BlackBerry experience customers were used to without the chips.
After the RIM PlayBook was released, people were confused about why it did not come with e-mail, calendar, and messenger features. RIM still has not yet figured out how to add these services into the BlackBerry 10. The BoyGeniusReport.com source also said that the BlackBerry 10 platform and ecosystem is inferior to iOS and Android.