There have been confirmed reports that claim that Research In Motion (RIM) will not launch its Blackberry 10 OS until the fall end of next year. The RIM chief stated the reason being that the company had not yet been able to procure sufficient production of the required dual core processors in bulk, which was leading to the inordinate delay. Some say that the release may just be too late for Blackberry, as by that time Apple will have released its sixth generation of the iPhone, there will be many device makers who would have moved on to quad core processors (Tegra 3) based on Android and not to mention that Nokia will now soon release a further range of new Windows Phone devices.
There are many experts of the cell phone market who say that Research In Motion might have missed a trick or two and that the release of Blackberry 10 is delayed to a time that is a bit too late to have the best gains in the market. This has also resulted in RIM’s stocks plummeting from $20 to $16, as a result of a poor performance in the last quarter of this year and also because of the announcement of the delay in the Blackberry 10.
This high-end platform’s release date delay has meant that not only will RIM see greater falls in the share market, it will lose out on any steam that it had and all other high-end smart phone makers, especially Apple, and all the major manufacturers who make Android-enabled devices will also greatly benefit from this. Market experts are growing more and more sceptical of RIM’s business moves, and they are recommending investors to keep off this maker as they don’t see anything in the near future that will boost RIM’s position and make it investor-worthy again.