Digging around the internet today there are plenty of headlines proclaiming the death of RIM. Microsoft rumors, Android rumors, network sale rumors. You name it, someone probably wrote about it by now. However, despite all of those headlines and bad outlook there is still plenty of faith in RIM to be found. RIM employees are still proud of where they work, RIM's hometown of Waterloo still has faith in the company and I'm positive it doesn't stop there. As noted in The Record, many folks spoke about the recent job cuts, RIM's future and what it all means to Waterloo:
‚ÄúWe‚Äôd certainly prefer not to see the recent job cuts. However, we are still very confident in RIM‚Äôs ability to remain a major player in the global hand-held market place,‚ÄĚ Accelerator Centre CEO Tim Ellis said in an email.
‚ÄúMy heart goes out to the employees that are going to be affected,We don‚Äôt know how many are going to be affected in our community, but it‚Äôs significant for people. It‚Äôs our friends and our families and our neighbours . . . I think it‚Äôs important that we‚Äôre supportive." said Waterloo Mayor Brenda Halloran.
‚ÄúI think there‚Äôs a lot of resiliency in the community,‚ÄĚ Regional Chair Ken Seiling said. ‚ÄúI‚Äôm optimistic that (RIM) will continue in one form or another.‚ÄĚ
"All I can say is, I'm going to keep doing this until they tell me to stop." - Alex Kinsella, Senior Public Relations and Social Media Manager, RIM
At this point, there is no denying that RIM has some major hurdles to overcome. That's stating the obvious. I won't even bother pretending I have the solution for them, I'll leave that to the armchair critics. However; I will say that for a company proclaimed dead by the masses they sure seem to have a lot of fight left in them.
Via: The Record