Rumor: RIM Pushing Carriers To Get OS Approved
Some like to kick others when they're already down. After RIM's last conference call it was evident the Canadian company is struggling. Well today a new rumor came out from the BGR which basically mentions how RIM is pushing carriers too far to approve their new device OSes.
As mentioned previously, once RIM internally tests their devices and operating systems they are sent out to each carriers T.A. (Technical Acceptance) Department to get approved for release. Some "experts" conclude that a manufacturer like RIM shouldn't be pushing these carriers for approval because it could lead to faulty operating systems at the release of the device.
I, like many other BlackBerry lovers, beg to differ. One of the biggest complaints against RIM has been the apparent lack of urgency in releasing devices to the public. With this information it becomes pretty obvious that it's not RIM's fault to begin with. According to BGR's source, this practice has been occurring since the first BlackBerry Bold 9000 was slated to be released. AT&T apparently hadn't approved the device while Rogers in Canada had. So why is this a story now? Kick them while they're down because back then, RIM was still doing pretty good in the smartphone market.
So pick your issue then. Are you upset that RIM isn't releasing devices quickly? Or are you mad at the way RIM is doing everything possible to release them?
Obviously, no one likes buggy OSes. But people, bugs are part of any and every operating system and every manufacturer pushes carriers to release their phones as soon as possible and if any bugs are present they release an update soon after. Remember the Android SMS bug? Yeah so do a lot of people.
Now can we please stop piling on RIM.