RIM might be turning down buyout offers from other companies because it wants to fight its own battles, but according to one of BGR’s “most trusted sources” the future apparently looks very bleak for RIM. Other than the site’s word, there’s really no proof to back up what they reported, so take it with a huge spoonful of salt. Apparently the PlayBook 2.0 OS that is being tested right now is a “crystal clear window into the current state of BlackBerry 10 on smartphones.” Which means there isn’t any Email or BlackBerry Messenger for BlackBerry 10 yet: “Email and PIM is better on an 8700 than it is on BlackBerry 10.” Ouch.
The lack of functionality on the operating system could be one of the reasons BlackBerry 10 devices are being delayed as well. The source was quoted as saying “RIM is simply pushing this out as long as they can for one reason, they don’t have a working product yet”. And lastly, a high-level RIM employee revealed to the source that “RIM is betting its business on a platform and ecosystem that isn’t even as good as iPhone OS 1.0 or Android 2.0.” and the DingleBerry root method also works on BlackBerry 10.
Lies? Rumors? We can’t say for sure, but if these reports turn out to be true, we can be certain that RIM is going to be in trouble. What do you think?