We've not hesitated to get on RIM's back lately, so it's only fair to point out its successes too. Like adding a million new users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in less than three weeks.
Not bad going, and RIM unsurprisingly wasn't slow in announcing the fact to the wider world in a self-congratulatory tweet that was as notable for starting with the word “pow” as anything else.
It's become a fairly well-trodden tale: RIM is steadily shedding market share, alienating developers and turning analysts cold; it has an outdated smartphone strategy and has missed the boat on tablets.
That's what the critics say, anyway. But looks like not everyone has seen the script, and BlackBerry has added a full million new faces to its EMEA user base – not exactly the kind of thing you'd expect from a fading force, is it?
Here's the tweet in question: “Pow! @BlackBerry continues momentum across EMEA with 1 Million+ new subscribers added in less than 3 weeks. #teamblackberry ^CH.”
Great stuff. Let's hope the forthcoming BlackBerry Bold 9900, complete with BlackBerry OS 7, is as hip and happ'nin' as RIM's tweetage.