RIM - all over bar the shouting

I'm going to go out on a limb here and hazard a guess that RIM is dead, along with Blackberry. Delaying Blackberry OS 10 until 2013, thereby missing out on the Christmas rush? They must be seriously slipping on internal delivery dates to make the delay announcement 6 months before.

RIM have taken a near-dominant position in business email and handed it out for free to anyone that wanted it (by the look of things, for now, Apple and iOS). They have forced their loyal retail consumers to go elsewhere for anything approaching an up-to-date smartphone; I've played with a Gingerbread full-keyboard device from Verizon and it's quite the match for anything RIM currently sells, never mind what Ice Cream Sandwich / Jelly Bean bring to the party. What is going to RIM announce in 6 months time that will trump what Apple and Google are shipping now?

For RIM, it's all over bar the shouting. A steady decline in market share until they are bought at an insulting discount for what few marketable patents they have. If I were a good engineer in RIM, I'd be reaching out to my buddies in Apple and Google right about now.

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