The Macalope On HP and RIM Similarities

The Macalope: >Because, when it comes to the mobile business, RIM is kinda like HP—just without any shred of self-awareness. While HP’s covering its face and crying “Uncle!”, RIM’s doubling down like a gambling addict. Now the company is apparently trying to build its own music service. RIM and HP were very much in the…

The Macalope:

>Because, when it comes to the mobile business, RIM is kinda like HP—just without any shred of self-awareness. While HP’s covering its face and crying “Uncle!”, RIM’s doubling down like a gambling addict. Now the company is apparently trying to build its own music service.

RIM and HP were very much in the same position — and while I may make fun of RIM constantly — at least RIM didn’t quit when the going got tough (for better or worse).

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