Posted April 18, 2012
SMRPodcast #113: Lean on Me

Episode #113 of the SMRPodcast, Lean ON Me, has been recorded, posted online, and is ready for download. This week Rod is back and talks about his trip then we get into a conversation about the Oracle and Goggle lawsuite. Next we talk about RIM’s Jim Balsillie stepping down from the board where Robb explains why he did and or reaction to it. We also get into A debate about RIM surviving without selling phones, Windows Phone 7 Lumia 900 sales AT&T LTE Data speeds and more

Show Details

  • Recorded: April 17th, 2012
  • Published: April 18th, 2012
  • Duration: 01hr 23min 00sec


Opening Thoughts

  • Rod is back from his trip and rejoins the show this week

We start out talking about the Google vs. Oracle lawsuit

  • Rod says that you should not be able to sue over API use
  • Robb agrees that Google may win this suit
  • Chris thinks that it makes sense that Oracle would sue

Jim Balsillie resigned from the RIM Board of Directors

  • Chris recaps Jim Balsillie’s stepping down from his CEO position
  • Robb explains why he stepped down from RIM
  • Rod wonders if RIM can survive without selling phones

The Verge’s Joshua Topolsky is still crying about user comments

  • Chris says that he deserves what he gets
  • Robb says that his view points were not that far off
  • Rod says that Joshua really put himself into that position

We have some quick subjects we touch on

  • YouMail dropping support for BlackBerry
  • AT&T 4G proves to be faster than Verizon
  • Nokia Rebates 100 dollars to early Lumia cusotmers

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