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RIM: Watching a Looming Train Wreck

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prabhakar_deosthali
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prabhakar_deosthali   6/5/2012 7:37:52 AM
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RIM is just seems to be trying to clear its dead stock of Balcberries and playbooks by offering these products at throwaway prices.  But the support issues will soon crop up and those who were lured by the cheap prices will be left high and dry.

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Jacob   6/5/2012 2:51:55 AM
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Elextrnx, in most of the Asian countries, they had slashed the prices of both Black berry and Playbook. Now playbook is available for a starting price of $225. But it seems that they have no planns for any h/w or s/w upgradation with tablets.

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RIM in Asian countries
Jacob   6/5/2012 2:47:33 AM
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Jennifer, globally RIM sales may be down sized, but a recent article shows that playbook is in third position in most of the Asian countries in account of Play book sales. In Asian countries RIM holds about 15% sales in both Blackberry and Tablet together.

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Barbara Jorgensen   6/1/2012 1:47:12 PM
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That inventory number is overwhelming! Yikes! I doubt there is much RIM can do but write it off, or donate everything to charity and hope for a tax credit. It does seem that both bad management and bad luck have conspired to wreck RIM. It doesn't seem as if the management track is changing, either.

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t.alex   6/1/2012 11:23:40 AM
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We have been complaining about RIM for sometime and we will continue complaining :)

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Anna young   6/1/2012 10:26:15 AM
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Elctrnx_Iyf, Well If the next step for RIM is probably to sell its smartphones at giveaway prices, (I hope not) I'm sure there'll be many willing customers ready to grab it. I included.

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Bolaji Ojo   6/1/2012 9:11:50 AM
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Flyingscot, Don't tell me people were jostling to come in third?

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Anna young   6/1/2012 8:26:15 AM
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@FlyingScot, hilarious!

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FLYINGSCOT   6/1/2012 4:47:02 AM
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I recently saw a free competition where 1st prize was a 1 RIM Playbook, 2nd prize was 2 Playbooks and 3rd prize was a McDonald's 2for1 voucher.

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elctrnx_lyf   6/1/2012 1:40:40 AM
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RIM is suffering and I do not see if they have any plans to come out of it. They ignored that there is a lot to do and they are going to sink. Next step would be to seel their phones at throw away prices before going to shut down completely.

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