Countdown to My New Phone
My growing enthusiasm about the impending new phone purchase was dampened somewhat by today’s news of further trouble at Research In Motion, the company that makes BlackBerry devices.
Research In Motion has hired investment bankers J.P. Morgan Securities and RBC Capital Markets to assist the company in reviewing business and financial performance, and it warned of a first quarter operating loss.
The Blackberry maker revealed in March that it was looking around for opportunities, amid changes to its board and CEO that saw its co-founder pushed out. Today’s release takes the news a step further.
The good news for RIM (and for BlackBerry users who want to stay BlackBerry users) is that the company apparently remains focused on completion of its next new device and operating system, due out later this year. The uncertainty of whether that focus will be enough to keep them afloat has me thinking that I should spend some time today and tomorrow evaluating other phones, just in case I decide to abandon the BlackBerry ship. Stay tuned.