RIM: The End of a Rocky Road
CEO Thorsten Heins is confident that the BlackBerry 10 platform will be successful, even as companies like Apple(AAPL) and Google(GOOG) dominate the smartphone market with their iOS and Android platforms, respectively. "When we designed BlackBerry 10, we didn't just design a product, we designed a platform - very high-end specs. I am very confident that this product will deliver on its performance," the CEO noted on the conference call.
William Blair analyst Anil Doradla doesn't see it that way, and thinks RIM already has "one foot in the grave." Doradla believes that RIM is facing an uphill battle, which it's unlikely to survive, much less win.