RIM still not scared of competition


RIM’s all a-buzz with activity today, it seems. There’s been a plethora of reports released lately mentioning that Nokia and Palm and whomever else are planning on dethroning RIM as soon as they can. Reporters are slowly discounting the BlackBerry, saying new devices being released threaten RIM’s reign. Well, Jim and the rest of the crew still aren’t scared, apparently, says ZD Net Asia.

“I think those are statements of speculation,” Don Morrison, COO of RIM told ZDNet Asia. “We don’t have 100 percent of the market, but on a carrier or market basis, we have roughly 65 to 75 percent of the market.” The executive was in Singapore Tuesday for the launch of the company’s new customer support operations center.

Morrison said: “While questions about competition are fair, I don’t think we’re arrogant. We’re just continuing to do what we do with the carriers and customers.”

The report mainly says that there’ll be a lot of back and forth over the next few years with new features being introduced and companies figuring out what works and what doesn’t. Morrison reports that ‘Berry users are “sophisticated” and know what they want in their device. Darn right we do! You can read the rest of the report here.