Technology designers shout the famous Einstein quote with the same frequency and urgency that a puppy relieves itself on your favorite rug: "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." But how frequently do they actually achieve this noble ambition? Almost never.
Whether they’re dealing in cars or cookies or computers, companies typically struggle with how to effectively and reliably create innovative products and services. Often, they discover that the greatest challenges aren’t in coming up with big ideas but in the organizational and management issues that these new ideas present.
Perhaps planning to recapture some of the excitement of the first Motorola RAZR, RIM [NASDAQ: RIMM] will soon be releasing its first Blackberry flip phone, and a mighty sleek-n-thin one at that. The Kickstart, aka Blackberry 9100, will be available on T-Mobile, but rumor has it there's another version of the phone planned.