RIM vs. Nokia: The Loser's Cup - Racing to Fail - Page 2
For these reasons, Android is beating Symbian.
If all that wasn't enough, the recent deal between Nokia and Microsoft puts all the risk in Nokia's lap. If Nokia succeeds, Microsoft succeeds. If Nokia fails, Microsoft just walks away unscathed. Worse yet, the deal is good news for Android.
As Nokia phases out Symbian and moves to Windows Mobile, it will reduce Nokia's market share significantly, adding to the burn.
As for RIM (Blackberry), they have some real problems, but not as serious as Nokia. The main problems for RIM, is of course Android, but more so, Apple, as well as another surprise, RIM.
Apple is Rim's biggest threat, that's no surprise to anyone, but what may be overlooked, RIM is RIM's own problem. They can't seem to get out of their own way. Another year has passed, the current Blackberry product lineup is getting very stale, and RIM has failed to produce a breakthrough touchscreen device that can compete.
RIM is several quarters late in introducing its new handsets based on its 7.0 operating system. For every day that passes until the new BlackBerry models become available, RIM is losing sales. This is all quite troubling because RIM doesn't seem to be in any hurry to correct things. They don't seem realize the threats are as great as they are.
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