In a recent interview with the Telegraph, Thorsten Heins admitted that RIM had considered Android to replace the Blackberry operating system. They decided against it because “If you look at other suppliers’ ability to differentiate, there’s very little wiggle room”. On the face of it, that would seem to be a reasonable conclusion. But if you take some time to scratch below the surface of that assessment, it appears that RIM’s leadership may not comprehend the state of the mobile computing industry. It assumes that there is “wiggle room” for new mobile platforms, and ignores just how mature the smartphone is.