Strategy & Technological Change - Whatever Happened to BlackBerry?

The revenues achieved in 2011 by RIM, the owner of BlackBerry, fell by 25% compared with 2010. It looks like customers have fallen out of love with BlackBerry.  Apple, HTC, Samsung and other operator have grabbed a large share of BlackBerry’s customer base, so it must be that BlackBerry has seen its competitiveness deteriorate.

This excellent video from the FT examines some key strategic issues facing Rim and its BlackBerry brand. Could the business be a takeover target now that the firm is trying to achieve a turnaround? But, if so, who would want to buy it?  Can new product development save BlackBerry before it loses further market share in key markets like the US?  A fantastic lesson resource for A2 students…

News video (December 2012): Research in Motion expected to report more heavy losses

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