How do we know that didn't happen?
Screw RIM. I only know about it because I've been following QNX. Frankly, I'd love to see RIM go under, get taken over, and QNX ending up in the hands of someone who'll reopen the source and let me legally continue my projects I was working on before RIM got their mitts on it.
A more likely scenario if RIM should go under is that QNX is sold to Microsoft who will then lock it safely away.
Be careful what you wish for.
All the companies I know have either switched away from Blackberry, or at least opened their policies to say "get whatever phone-device you want, here's your budget, and tech-supporting it is your problem". Nobody, given that option, chooses Blackberry.
Do they also say "If your phone is the entry point for an intrusion into the intranet you are fired and will be sued for the cost of fixing everything" or "If internal email comes into the hands of unauthorized persons through your device, you are fired"? If not, is it because they don't care about the security or that they don't allow anything sensitive on the phone in the first place. I'm not saying that Android cannot be secured, but they cannot be secured if everyone has different phones and are their own support.
Does anyone know if they are selling more now than when they were the Only game in town? If they are what does it matter if they have lost market share?
They reported 70 million current subscribers worldwide, up 20 million from last year.
Less than Android, but not that bad.
The Clinton years spring to mind.
And yet, during Clinton's time in office, he ended up with a higher debt than he started with.
More in dollar amount, but less as a percentage. Clinton took office with the debt at 66% of GDP, and left it at 56%.
The amount increased by about 1500 billion. How the percentage could decrease while the amount increased? One hint: Inflation
GWB took office with the debt at 56% (of course) and left with the debt at 84%
A company is known by the men it keeps.