Wednesday, October 12, 2011

BlackBerry outage: Another burning platform | The Economist

Not a great week for RIM so far

On October 12th problems were reported in North America, too. Plenty tweeted their rage at Research in Motion (RIM), the Canadian company that makes BlackBerrys—presumably from other devices.

For RIM, the interruptions could scarcely have come at a worse time. The company has had a bad year. In its most recent quarter (ending in August) its revenues were 10% lower than a year before, at $4.2 billion. Its profit, at $329m, was down by more than half. According to Gartner, a research and consulting firm, in the second (calendar) quarter RIM’s share of the smartphone market declined to 12%, from 19% a year earlier.

BlackBerry outage: Another burning platform | The Economist

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