Articles by Chris Umiastowski

Whoever becomes RIM’s new Chief Marketing Officer is now walking into a much easier job

Whoever becomes RIM’s new Chief Marketing Officer is now walking into a much easier job

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Last night, somewhere between the CrackBerry podcast that we recorded, and calling it a night at 4am, we had a discussion about RIM's progress in hiring a chief marketing officer. In a nutshell, we think the job just got easier for whoever takes it. They've got a clear message and a damn sexy OS. The CMO job is going to be critical for RIM to deliver a strong and consistent message...

The stock market and the audience at BlackBerry World will ultimately converge

The stock market and the audience at BlackBerry World will ultimately converge

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The BlackBerry World 2012 keynote session is now over. If you followed our live blog you already know that we were pretty excited by the innovation that RIM unveiled -- BlackBerry 10. The user interface was stunning. The on-screen keyboard rocked, with its unique way of presenting word suggestions and using swipe gestures. And that camera app, which functions like a little frame-by...

Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledges BlackBerry data efficiency and admits carriers actually care about it

Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledges BlackBerry data efficiency and admits carriers actually care about it

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Last night, while covering the Apple Q2 results for iMore, I heard Tim Cook say something that I don't ever quite recall anyone from Apple ever saying before. In response to a question about carrier subsidies on iPhones, and potential pressure, Cook said the following as part of his reply: "Our engineering teams work extremely hard to be efficient with data and differently than...