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Thorsten Heins, president and CEO at Research in Motion Ltd., speaks at a conference, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Orlando, Fla.
Thorsten Heins, president and CEO at Research in Motion Ltd., speaks at a conference, Tuesday, May 14, 2013, in Orlando, Fla.
(John Raoux/AP)

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Research in Motion Ltd. made a lot of noise Tuesday, launching a cut-rate version of its BlackBerry 10 phone for emerging markets and making its popular messaging service available for use on Apple iPhones and handsets that use the Android operating system. Investors weren’t impressed, judging by the stock’s 4 per cent decline that day. There are three good reasons for that.