2 Signs BlackBerry Is Dying

Research In Motion (NASDAQ: BBRY  ) , the beleaguered hardware company behind BlackBerry phones, has been quietly bleeding market share for quite a while now. And according to Foolish analyst Lyons George, that trend doesn't look to reverse anytime soon. Watch as Lyons discusses two recent (and major) gaffes from the former king of smartphones and considers where the Canadian tech outfit can go from here.

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  • Report this Comment On September 23, 2012, at 5:19 PM, qualledd wrote:

    It takes a real genius to figure out Blackberry is fading....

  • Report this Comment On September 23, 2012, at 8:47 PM, tychicum wrote:

    It is insane that RIM cant actually figure out that BBM is their business not that dam ugly handset.

    Put BBM on the iPhone and Android and keep the crazy secure messenger service alive because that is what people want.

    People will pay big for that!!!!

  • Report this Comment On September 23, 2012, at 8:59 PM, JaanS wrote:

    Earlier I posted the cause of the downfall - attributed to a single word:

    http://beta.fool.com/jaans/2012/07/23/understanding-rimm-1-p...

  • Report this Comment On September 24, 2012, at 1:46 AM, marv08 wrote:

    @happypoordays: Well, Apple users are hating iOS? I guess that's why they clearly dominate JD Powers user satisfaction rating by miles (and RIM is among the dead last)?

    Apple does innovate, the iPhone 5 does not contain one single part from the 4S, it is by all benchmarks the fastest smartphone on the market and people have likely bought this weekend more iPhone 5s than RIMM can sell in an entire quarter.

    Consumers do not even look at RIM anymore, and when BB 10 finally ships (nobody knows when, as RIMM has not met a single deadline in years), it will still be dead last in apps. Behind Apple, behind Android, behind Windows Phone, behind Bada, heck, even behind Symbian for now. They are truly toast, or do you really think the emperors left the sinking ship voluntarily?

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