RIMM Gets Burned ... Again

Smartphones are driving growth in the technology industry, but Research In Motion is on the losing side of the equation as competitors' dominant ecosystems continue to lock them out of valuable market share.

The latest blow: Immigration and Customs Enforcement issued a report explaining its decision to ditch RIMM, citing the company's dwindling market share and the effect it has on third-party vendors. Analyst Andrew Tonner explains why investors' attention should be focused on Apple and Google, which currently own a combined 85% of the mobile market share.

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  • Report this Comment On October 23, 2012, at 7:29 PM, llIlllIlllIlllIl wrote:

    For security and reliability the only choice now is Windows Phone 8.

  • Report this Comment On October 24, 2012, at 9:50 AM, infektu wrote:

    25,000 units is no peanuts, if this number verifies, that is.

    RIM is now paying the price for the delay in acting up and buying QNX (the actual migration time is more or less standard).

    However, the world is large and they still have time if they put their act together.

    February is close, their platform is very strong and their devices look very good. If they know how to meet future customer demands the game is on.

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