Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (NASDAQ:RIMM) has received a distressing two-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at RIM's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

RIM facts

Headquarters (founded)

Waterloo, Canada (1984)

Market Cap

$37.66 billion


Communications Equipment

TTM Revenue

$12.25 billion


Chairman/Co-CEO James Balsillie

Co-Founder/Co-CEO Michael Lazaridis

4-Month Return


TTM Price-to-Earnings (RIMM and S&P)

21.1 and 14.7




Nokia (NYSE:NOK)

CAPS members bearish on RIMM also bearish on


CAPS members bullish on RIMM also bullish on

General Electric (NYSE:GE)

Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, fully 253 of the 1,127 All-Star members who have rated RIM -- some 22% -- believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward. Among the entire bear population are grandy47 and jstegma, who is ranked in the top 0.2% of our community.

Just two days ago, grandy47 tapped the stock as a not-so-smart decision:

Their hardware is chunky. Their software lags. RIM is years behind Apple and Palm in all aspects of smartphone design. They survive only in their patented enterprise solutions which won't hold forever. There is room for continued growth over the near term, but looking ahead, RIM will be left in the dust by its competitors.

In a pitch from last month, jstegma also warned of more downward motion:

RIM is at its peak right now. Think about the life cycle of cell phone popularity. Name one cell phone maker from 10 years ago that would have been a good investment. Motorola. Nokia. Panasonic. Ericsson. Those are all various cell phones that people have owned at one time. None of the stocks is looking all that great right now though. So why would you want to invest in a cell phone company that is currently at the height of its popularity and pay 20 times earnings?

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