Research in Motion, the Canadian company that makes Blackberry handsets has just turned in an abysmal quarter's earnings. Across the board, from the top line, to operating earnings, to the bottom line, and to unit sales, results were poor. RIM is in a death spiral. This shouldn't come as a surprise, of course, since the company has been imploding for the better part of two years.
But here's the frame to use as I set it two years ago regarding the Coming Apple iOS – Android Wars:
I see a future computing world which is networked and platform independent. And that means gatekeepers of bandwidth and content will be the winners in that world. Over the short-term Microsoft and the telcos will play their part in protecting their legacy franchises in these arenas. But ultimately, peopl...
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Edward Harrison is the founder of Credit Writedowns and a former career diplomat, investment banker and technology executive with over twenty five years of business experience. He has also been a regular economic and financial commentator in print and on television for the past decade. He speaks six languages and reads another five, skills he uses to provide a more global perspective. Edward holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Dartmouth College.