Maybe Samsung is a better model for RIM than AppleNov 15
Horrace from Asymco.com published an interesting set of charts yesterday looking at how Samsung’s profitability from mobile phones has now eclipsed Google’s overall profitability. Interesting, isn’t it? The guys who own Android aren’t making nearly as much profit from it as the biggest hardware name in the business.
Anyway, there is a lot we could discuss coming from Asymco’s always-interesting analysis. But, as far as RIM is concerned, I thought the following sentence was worth mentioning:
"A key decision which made this success possible was to shift its portfolio to smartphones and to offer a large variety of such phones."
The bold part is my own added emphasis.
How many times have we heard industry pundits say that RIM needs to manufacture fewer phones? A lot. I’m guilty of it too. I don’t believe (nor have I ever said) that RIM should manufacture only one phone, but I’ve heard plenty of smart people propose exactly that.
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