The RIM co-chief executives and co-chairmen got plenty right but also thought the iPhone would be a ‘challenge’ to users.
Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie were the co-chief executives and co-chairmen of Research In Motion (RIM) from its inception in the 1990s through to their resignation from the position in January 2012. Along the way, the company grew to a behemoth by exploiting its unique combination of secure email and keyboard-driven handset – but they also missed some key technology changes that are now sweeping RIM away.
On new technologies: “Cameraphones will be rejected by corporate users.” – Mike Lazaridis, 2003.
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