The Death Spiral Continues: RIM At Work On A Home Media Streamer
July 15, 2011 at 11:11 AM EDT
The latest news from the RIM rumor mill is that a media streamer is in the works. Codename Cyclone will pack the standard equipment of HDMI, WiFi, Netflix and is scheduled for a Fall release. Waterloo has yet to make this official, but most rumors concerning RIM pan out. I would be seriously surprised if it did not exist -- it fits perfectly within the company's BlackBerry-centric ecosystem -- but it will still probably be the latest RIM product to publicly crash and burn. I'm a fan of Research in Motion. They make good smartphones that admittedly tend to lag a bit behind Android and iOS. That's fine in my book. It shouldn't matter as much in RIM's familiar turf of the enterprise market, but the company seems stuck on competing in the consumer market with budget handsets rather producing quality kits for the corporate crowd. That's where RIM is most loved and respected anyway. But back to this RIM streamer.