To paraphrase a quote:

“RIM burns while Nero fiddles.”

Thoughts on RIM? Will they turn it around? Or are they down for the count? Share your missives in the comments below!


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  • qkaReply
    July 15, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I don’t care about RIM, but I hope QNX survives.

  • ChrisReply
    July 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I just don’t see them being any sort of market leader again. Between iOS and Android its going to be near impossible for them. Microsoft has better leverage with upcoming windows 8 but I even doubt they will make a ripple in the tidal wave of the big 2 now.

  • DavidReply
    July 16, 2012 at 9:40 am

    They are done. Our company is in process of decommissioning our BB Enterprise servers due to lack of use. We used to only use BBs. Now we have like 50 company wide that we are replacing with either iPhones or Android phones.

  • Bob ForsbergReply
    July 16, 2012 at 10:36 am

    A textbook case of what happens to a great idea lacking continued innovation.

  • JonReply
    July 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    There are large enterprise IT departments that will continue to buy RIM BBs for as long as they are for sale; part of the reason is Applephobia / Linuxphobia.

  • SDWhiteboyReply
    July 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    In my book, RIM was dead 5 years ago.

  • AaronReply
    July 16, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    That is one RIM job that I’ll take a pass on.

  • KrishnaReply
    July 16, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    If RIM comes back (and that’s a big IF) it could be a bigger turn-around than Apple. But I just don’t see it happening. Whatever major release they put out next can’t just be a “catch up” device. Given the layoffs and the brain drain at RIM, the likelihood of a comeback is ever so slim.

  • hariReply
    July 17, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Research in Motion just became Research in Loose Motion?

    Sorry couldn’t resist. :p

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