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07-04-2012, 05:56 PM
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RIM's imminent demise is greatly overstated. They are a viable business that is struggling staying relevant but a lot of people really like and use their email. Worse case scenario is someone will buy their assets and keep the ship going for the foreseeable future.
They bled out $500 million dollars last quarter. If that doesn't smell like demise I don't know what does.
Also, while I agree that someone could buy them, that doesn't mean it will "keep the ship going", case in point Look at Palm. HP took one of the most promising OS' outside of Android and iOS and literally ran it into the ground.
Unless RIM is taken over by someone who understands the mobile industry (like Google), they are done. Another case in point is Nokia, the once shinning bastion of smartphone manufacturers, they decided to partner, EXCLUSIVELY, with an unproven platform that was in it's infancy when iOS and Android were ravaging the mobile space. Yet another ill advised move by people who were extremely shortsighted in the mobile space.
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