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Having squandered most of the competitive advantages it once enjoyed, Research In Motion is now caught in a downward spiral that is painful to watch. Strategic missteps and a profound failure to understand the consumer market have whittled RIM’s market cap to less than $15 billion from $83 billion in just a few years. Yet the company’s comedy-of-errors management insists RIM is poised to regain its leadership position.
Which is a familiar scenario to tech industry historians. As Needham analyst Charlie Wolf observes, there are precedents for Research In Motion’s quick and brutal deterioration: Digital Equipment and Wang.