You should not buy this phone unless you have emotional and cultural reasons to love Blackberry, or some arcane enterprise reason I will not pretend to understand.
If they change their entire strategy, maybe. But they won’t.
Anything can be turned around (see: Apple, for example), but it takes major changes and time. RIM has neither in them. This stripping the CEOs of the Chairmanship sounds like a joke. It’s putting a paper towel over a head wound. The fact that there are still co-CEOs and co-Chairmans is a joke.
If I were RIM, I would spend all of my R&D figuring out what the next big thing will be after the smartphone — or the next generation smartphone that’s far beyond what we have today. I’d bet it all on that and not look back. They’ve already lost this race, but they don’t realize it yet. That’s the most dangerous position to be in.