Ex- RIM worker Mike Kirkup talks about affect of RIM’s fall on Waterloo in the following video.
Previous Senior Director of Developer Relations at Research in Motion is no longer involved with the company’s affairs by any means. After leaving the troubled smartphone maker, he moved on to become the Director of Student Innovation at the University of Waterloo’s Velocity program. As it’s clear from the designation he is still working within the Waterloo area and can observe how the Research in Motion’s present conditions impact the area surrounding him.
Talking to CTV’s Canada AM today, Mike spoke about the Canadian telecommunication giant, their present problems & what the firm is to the Waterloo community as a whole.
For myself, I have always held a little emotion for individuals who in fact wish for the demise of the Canadian mobile phone maker, not seeing the conditions as a whole. If BlackBerry for whatsoever grounds fails, it is definitely not a great thing for anybody. Several individuals across the planet will certainly get affected. It was great to witness someone else truly attend to that fact to a bigger audience rather than just having a Canadian point of view on it.
Many users all over the world, especially in emerging markets, don’t want BlackBerry to get defunct. These regions are also major revenue-generators for BlackBerry. At the moment, we can only hope that the upcoming BlackBerry OS 10 will help turning around the fate of the troubled Canadian MNC. If you have any views on the topic, please let us know through the comments section given below the post.