Horace Dediu translates RIM’s tablet platform app strategy for management-speak to English

This is worth a read.

Mr. Dediu provides a passionless translation of RIM’s Co-CEO Jim Balsillie’s remarks during the announcement of their quarterly results.

I’m very sceptical of RIM’s approach. Reading between the lines, I gather from it, that RIM’s own OS is neither ready for deployment, nor capable to do what they need it to, in order to compete with Apple.

Their decision to emulate Android apps on it that aren’t optimised for tablet computers, is a bad short-term solution at best and shows their lack of commitment to their own platform.

Alex Hoffmann @mangochutney