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With the iPhone 5 release looming and rumors of a "Facebook Phone" in full swing, the future has never seemed brighter for the smartphone industry. Except, of course, when it comes to Research In Motion. Weighed down by slumping sales and a competitive pricing environment, the once-dominant Canadian manufacturer recently warned investors to expect a second straight quarter of operating losses. Toss in a slew of sudden exits from upper management, and the message coming out of Waterloo is crystal clear: This ship is sinking. Watch as our analysts discuss whether this badly bruised stock is down for the count, or perfectly poised for a dramatic -- and, for investors, profitable -- turnaround.

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