Speaking in Tongues with RIM's CEO

On last night’s somewhat disappointing quarterly earnings call for Research In Motion ($RIMM), CEO Jim Balsillie sounded pretty, well – sillie.

The analyst from Bank of America Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith & Countrywide asked him a fairly straightforward question about how RIM can regain market share as Apple continues to conquer.  If you can make heads or tails of Balsillie’s response, you’re probably from his planet:

Be careful about you implicit assumptions in your question, or shall I say your explicit assumptions in your question. Yes, I think you guys will just have to watch and see what the plans are. I think there’s a lot of implicit and explicit assumptions that maybe should be examined. Part of that is the question of how much does — how powerful is their innovation is a good question. What’s the timing of it is a good question.

Seriously, that was the response.

These guys are so dead.


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