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RIM’s BlackBerry smartphone
RIM’s BlackBerry smartphone
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A question for the RIM optimists – why now?

It didn’t take long for the naysayers to smack down the sudden Research In Motion optimists.

On Tuesday, RIM’s recent 17 per cent surge was almost entirely annihilated, and all it took was one negative analyst report and an ego-draining market share update from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech that noted RIM’s U.S. market share is now just 1.6 per cent.