Can Research in Motion be saved?

The tech company, best known for BlackBerry, may be in need of some more guidance

By , Guest blogger

  • close
    Mike Lazaridis, president of Research in Motion, presents the BlackBerry PlayBook at the RIM Blackberry developers conference in San Francisco, Calif., in this September 27, 2010 file photo. Guest blogger Joshua M. Brown writes that the company is in need of some advice.
    View Caption

Tonight's Question: If you were the CEO of Research In Motion, what would you do to save the company's future?

First, some background, then your answer below...

All eyes are on Research In Motion ($RIMM) as it bounces off its 200-day moving average of $55.50 amid disappointment over its prospects in an iPhoned world.

Recommended: Quick guide: iTunes Radio vs. Pandora vs. Spotify vs. Rdio vs. Google Play Music

Right now The Street thinks we are over-tableted and that RIM's Playbook offering will be DOA. In the meantime, Apple is eating into RIM's bread-and-butter corporate smartphone market with an iPhone available on AT&T, Verizon and soon enough T-Mobile.

RIM's dual CEO's sound increasingly erratic when making public pronouncements and everyone is looking at the single-digit Nokia, the vanquished original smartphone king as a cautionary tale for the maker of the Blackberry (or as I call it, the Canadian Calculator).

Fortune just posted this list of four things RIM can do to stay alive:

1. Letter to management: Clarify your strategy

2. Transition smoothly (and quickly) to the QNX operating system

3. Upgrade the BlackBerry hardware, already!

4. Keep pushing security -- enterprise users demand it

So if this ship was yours to right, what would you do near-term to get things headed in the right direction? How would you save RIM?

Add/view comments on this post.

------------------------------

The Christian Science Monitor has assembled a diverse group of the best economy-related bloggers out there. Our guest bloggers are not employed or directed by the Monitor and the views expressed are the bloggers' own, as is responsibility for the content of their blogs. To contact us about a blogger, click here. To add or view a comment on a guest blog, please go to the blogger's own site by clicking on the link above.

Share this story:

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...