Yep, everyone else is supposed to magically just come up with a device despite Apple growing thier products from what was aguably a limited product initially compared to todays Apple products.
It's Okay, I know I am not allowed to say anything that is not glowing of Apple or negative of anyone else. RIM and others are not doing anything different that what Apple did, they put out a product, determined true interest and then went with expanding it if applicable. Pretty normal practice in all segments over the entire planet for many, many years...
I agree with what you're saying. But times HAVE changed. expectations are higher than they were before. If all we had was MS tablets, would you think the UI worked well? If something else comes along that works much better, would that MS model you thought was fine still be fine?
When RIM comes out with a tablet that has a new OS, with no apps, and no way to get on to the internet when away from a WiFi network other than to use a Blackberry, do you really think that can compete?
With 56% of current BB users saying that their next phone will be something OTHER that a BB, do you think this will be popular?
RIM is positioning it as a business product, because it's not looking interesting to most people who expect a lot of interesting lifestyle apps of all sorts. WP7 is having problems because they're late to the game, and have almost no apps (they also don't have HTML 5, or Flash either).
Right now, it's Android and iOS. That's where the interest lies. So we see Android with about 130,000 apps, and iOS with over 300,000 apps. But we also see the iPad as having over 45,000 apps designed for it. How is RIM going to compete with that? They've also come out with "6" on their phones, which is different that what they will have for this. So they're not getting any leverage from having 10,000 phone apps.
Do you really think I'm just saying it's got problems out of nowhere? There's nothing wrong with thinking that Apple's products have problems, aren't the best, or aren't going to do well. I say that about some of their stuff myself. But, you've got to give some good reasons for saying things. So far, you haven't. Speaking in generalities doesn't help. You have to give specific reasons, and expect to defend them logically. Falling back on the old canard that you can't say something bad about an Apple product is not a useful argument. In fact, it's not an argument at all. All it is is a way of you saying that you have no argument.