Sprint is doubtful that struggling Canadian smartphones and tablets maker Research In Motion (RIM) will ever go back to the same height it achieved two years ago.
Furthermore, the US mobile carrier through a spokesperson said that the company is now trying to figure out where RIM devices will fit in the future Sprint roadmap.
In an interview with journalists, Sprint spokesperson David Owen said that: “We don’t think we will see RIM get back to the levels they were two years ago. So we have to figure out where they’ll be going forward” with regards to the carrier’s future roadmap, Phone Scoop reported.
Nonetheless, the spokesperson is not exactly dismissive of RIM.
“I would not count RIM out. RIM keeps reinventing itself. BlackBerry 10, as we’ve looked at it, has some really good characteristics. We’re excited to see what it can do,” he said.
According to the Sprint executive what brought down RIM is that it “took on everything.”
“They took on the entire gambit: the storefront, the operating system, the manufacturing, and this caused them to be slow in reacting to the changes in the market,” he added.
The comments come after RIM CEO Thorsten Heins was very positive about his company in a recent interview.
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