There has been plenty of Monday morning quarterbacking and second-guessing since BlackBerry delivered less than stellar first-quarter results on Friday.
Critics have suggested the company should have been more candid about tepid sales of its new BlackBerry 10 phones prior to dropping the bombshell during the quarterly release about revenue and profits falling short of analysts' expectations.
Longtime BlackBerry bears have renewed their predictions about the demise of the company.
Other detractors have suggested the company should have gone all-in with its Q10 keyboard device instead of trying to crack the tougher touchscreen market. One critic even called for chief executive officer Thorsten Heins to resign.
It should make for a lively affair when BlackBerry holds its annual general meeting July 9 in Waterloo.
While I agree the company could have been more forthcoming ahead of time about its mediocre results, suggesting that BlackBerry abandon the touchscreen market or that Heins should pack it in is extreme and premature.
Heins was right to argue that it's still early days and that the BlackBerry 10 platform and devices need time to find their market. Rash decisions now could cause even more damage later or pull the plug too quickly on products that may find their niche somewhere in the mobile computing market.
The company took the hard road by designing its own mobile operating system instead of becoming another Android clone, Heins has argued.
Though BlackBerry may never challenge Apple or Samsung for market supremacy at this point, its operating system deserves a chance to find an audience.
But hopefully BlackBerry has learned a lesson from Friday's debacle.