Today in Mobile

Reuters has an interesting piece this morning outlining how RIM’s former co-CEO had hoped to allow North American carriers to provide service to non-BlackBerry devices through the Canadian company’s network. That would have been a radical new strategy for RIM, which had long thrived with a proprietary network exclusively for BlackBerry users. But while the move may have been a success, it misses the larger point: RIM has suffered in recent years because its operating system is antiquated and less appealing than new platforms like iOS and Android. The Reuters piece is a reminder that Jim Balsillie and the rest of RIM’s front office never understood that was the biggest problem.