The BlackBerry, Trying to Avoid the Hall of Fallen Giants

Research in Motion, maker of BlackBerry smartphones and tablets, sent its co-chief executives packing last week and replaced them with Thorsten Heins, who had been RIM’s chief operating officer. How would he characterize his employer?”We make the best communications devices in the world,” said Mr. Heins, who met with editors and reporters from The New York Times on Friday.Not everyone feels the same way. Over the last year, RIM’s share price has plunged 75 percent. The company once commanded more than half of the American smartphone market. Today it has 10 percent.RIM has two, maybe three ways forward.To read this New York Times report in full, see:
www.nytimes.com/2012/01/29/business/blackberry-aiming-to-avoid-the-hall-of-fallen-giants.html

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