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dave

RIM rumored to be working on an Apple TV competitor?

It looks like RIM wants to get into the digital media player market. This is some interesting news, considering yesterday's events (see open letter to RIM senior management and how they need to focus on only a few projects).

On one hand, I find it rather confusing as to why they'd work on an Apple TV competitor in the consumer market. On the other, I could see something focused for corporations / presentations / meetings to be somewhat useful (perhaps they want it to be something that could replace your traditional computer + video projector).

What do you think? Does this make sense for RIM?

Via: www.cultofmac.com­/rim­-working­-on­-an­-apple­-tv­-rival...

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userd40ad11b74f

No it doesn't make sense. With all the problems that they are facing why would they waste time on something that is way out side of their core competency and skill-set?
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groovechicken

Why? Desperation... and they certainly seem to be dishing out a lot of that lately. I do hope this is just a false rumor, though. RIM is starting to feel too much like that weird kid in elementary school that everyone picks on to the point that you stop because you feel sorry for him. My brother-in-law just got a Droid Pro after using Blackberries for years and he LOVES it. I didn't have the heart to tell him what a mediocre device he just bought, but the fact the he was so excited about a mediocre device after moving on from Blackberry says volumes. RIM is done.
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timchoi89

I don't think it makes sense at all. They should just focus on getting their act together. They need to focus on one thing right now and make that one thing very very good. If they are really working on this, I think that they're just spreading themselves too thin and will fall for sure.
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roberto

Sounds like another nail is being pounded on the blackberry coffin.
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hunthenning

I can see a device that projects the Playbook and Blackberry content to TVs, projectors, monitors, etc, but not a full-on AppleTV-like experience.
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