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Does This Signal the End for RIMM?

The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which technology and media editor/analyst Andrew Tonner discusses topics around the investing world.

Research In Motion can't seem to catch a break, although many would argue that the beleaguered Canadian smartphone maker has itself to blame in its slow march to irrelevance. And in keeping with that theme, Research In Motion recently announced more bad news, and unsurprisingly, investors sold the stock off sharply. With all the negativity facing the business, is this it for Research In Motion? Watch the video to find out where the poster child for failed innovation can and should go from where it finds itself today.

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  • Report this Comment On May 31, 2012, at 4:58 AM, infektu wrote:

    "I just don't see it happening" (the turnaround)... well, thank god you're not in charge then!

    "...outside of an outright sale".

    If people want to buy it then there's money to be made. Is the turnaround possible or not, then?!?

    As for the doom and gloom... yes, it's a writedown, yes, it will mean a negative 50M or 200M at the end of the quarter. But they're RAISING cash to more than 2.1bn, moving inventory and getting ready for BB10.

  • Report this Comment On May 31, 2012, at 5:07 AM, infektu wrote:


    and ..."lackluster" reaction to BB10 at the developer conference ?!?

    where did you read this ?!?

  • Report this Comment On May 31, 2012, at 6:40 AM, Riskysam wrote:


    Are you a developer?

    Apart from phone design, Rimm is dying because they are an unfocused company that has ignored customer and developer concerns for years. This is also why they are losing market share.

    The barrier for developing on bb is much higher than on any other platforms. Who wants to go through that?

    BB7 apps do not work on the "new" BB10 platform because bb10 is actually a piece of crap. No native email support on the playbook? Are you kidding?

    When RIMM starts listening and doing what they were know to do best, then they have a shot at surviving.

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