It hasn’t been a great week in terms of BlackBerry news, but as always I’m trying to put a positive spin on things. There’s some deep honesty about the challenges RIM faces in the future, especially in the face of these most recent setbacks, but there’s still some optimism in there. So click on over here to hear the BBGeekcast (11 min, 58 sec) And don’t forget to subscribe to the podcast so you won’t miss future episodes!
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We do kick things off with a bit of good news: the Porche Design P’9981. It’s a high-end device for sure, probably not meant for you and me. But it’s still pretty. Next order of business is the delayed PlayBook update. That one’s going to sting. We won’t see it until February, which changes things not only for us PlayBook owners, but also RIM. They had some opportunities with this update, and those are no longer in play. Finally, what’s with the trade-ins of BlackBerry devices? It was inevitable in a way, but with a record number of trade-ins RIM could face further challenges in getting BBX off the ground.