RIM doesn’t need to remain Canadian

May 31, 2012

The struggling BlackBerry maker is weighing its options, from joint ventures to a sale. Despite past form, some officials’ preference to keep the company Canadian shouldn’t worry would-be foreign buyers too much. RIM’s declining sales and significance present a bigger challenge.

BlackBerry maker’s future looks far from rosy

July 23, 2010

Research In Motion's future looks bleak. The maker of BlackBerries has a traditional stronghold in sales to U.S. companies. But that has been cracked open. Apple said this week that more than 80 percent of Fortune 100 companies are currently testing or deploying the iPhone. Meanwhile, phones using Google's Android operating system appear to be making inroads, too. That spells trouble for RIM.

Put BlackBerry on hold – but not for long

September 25, 2009

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion is a victim of its own success. Having dominated the market for corporate e-mail devices for years, it is being forced to seek out growth in consumer markets, where, so far, it has had trouble differentiating its products.