Sometimes it's hard to believe that Research In Motion's
At Research In Motion, growth has been unstoppable lately -- the company recently counted more than 14 million users of its email platform, 2.2 million more than it had only three months before. The rapid expansion and adoption that has been smacking investors in the face quarter after quarter lately is the result of RIM's dedication to a new way of looking at wireless services.
Since its initial foray in wireless data communicators in the late 1990s, Research In Motion has made a slow yet phenomenal impact on the wireless industry and how telecommunications companies approach products and services. When most wireless companies were just talking about wireless data, RIM was already focused on one area that would truly become a "killer application" for users of mobile devices -- wireless email.
While top device manufacturers of the 1990s such as Nokia
Today, you don't need to look much further than the product shelf of your local AT&T
Now Research In Motion is driving change on yet another level -- by proving that corporate folks aren't the only ones willing to pay handsomely for wireless email. Its consumer-focused devices have been a hit, and now RIM is boldly extending its reach into other consumer niches such as those that prefer touch-screen interfaces.
If the past is any indication, I'm betting that other companies will continue to follow RIM's lead, rather than the other way around.
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