RIM keeps losing money as revenues fall further

30 March, 2012 | Comments (132) | Post your comment

Tags: RIM, BlackBerry

RIM posted its financial report on the three months period ending on March 3 this year and as you could expect there are few good news inside. The company keeps losing market share and cash and it has even come to the point where it will discontinue providing quantitative guidance for the future.

The company shipped 11.1 million phones during the three months and that include the majority of holiday shopping, which represents a 21% sequential decrease. Revenues were down 19% to $4.2 billion and RIM reports a net loss of $125 million. The reported financial results were even worse than what analysts expected, which caused the company's shares to drop in value in after hours trading.

To help turn this around, RIM is going to abandon its previous plan of reaching out to the average customers and will put all of its focus back on the corporate sector. The niche, which made the company one of the world's top manufacturers, is the key to turning the business around, according to RIM's new CEO Thorsten Heins.

We'll see how this pans out, but we'll be keeping our fingers crossed this year is a successful one for RIM. The company has been an important player in the mobile business for too long and it would be really sad if it went bankrupt or relegated to the role of an also-ran.

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RIM keeps losing money as revenues fall further - reader comments

  • mury

yeah mini computer huh? even bold 9700 running os6 loads a simple pages like engadget, it always said low memory, force close... mini computer huh? my as* they should just go back making pagers

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  • 2012-04-06 07:48
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  • Verbal_Criminal

my point is...yes...RIM is on a decline...but that does not necessarily mean they will be out of the ballgame in the next few years. Remember...they have a stronghold on the corporate world. i work w/ on one of australia's carrier and 87% of the B...

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  • 2012-04-04 04:35
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  • kracker

Samsung Fanboy sounds like a loser who has to much time on his hand haha Stick to what you like and quit bitching about something you have no idea about or will ever use. I wonder how you will feel when Samsung starts using qnx in couple of yea...

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  • 2012-04-04 00:42
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