That is revisionist history. A couple of posters said the device would never be released. I thought it was a distinct possibility after about the 3rd delay and watching the disaster we now call Playbook.. Some of those that were sceptical were longs after they kept fumbling the launch date and pushing it back and back. Even Freddy was fit to be tied each time the company pushed it back. It was hilarious.
Now the share price is tanking post BB10 launch, perhaps it should have been pushed back further.