Monday, July 02, 2012

It's lonely at nation's only BlackBerry retail store

By contrast, consumers can't seem to get enough of Apple products or get them fast enough.

"Research in Motion has fallen quickly," said Jeff Kagan, a technology analyst in Atlanta. "The marketplace changed. Even after Apple introduced iPhone and Google introduced Android software, RIM management didn't believe they had a problem — that it was just a bump in the road.

"But now the reality is clear to everyone."

So are BlackBerry and its lone Farmington Hills retail store essentially finished as a consumer brand?

"That's the way I see it," said Harry Wang, director of mobile research for Parks Associates, a Dallas-based market research firm.

From the article, "It's lonely at nation's only BlackBerry retail store" by Dale Buss.

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